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News and events

  • KALUGA AIRPORT WON THE SECOND PLACE OF RUSSIAN AWARD IN THE CATEGORY “BEST REGIONAL AIRPORT 2016 WITH AN ANNUAL PASSENGER FLOW OF LESS THAN 500,000 PASSENGERS.”

    The Air Gate of Russia 3rd  National Award official ceremony was held in Moscow at National Aviation Infrastructure NAIS-2017 on February 8, 2017.

     

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  • KALUGA REGION DEMONSTRATED 8.6% INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION GROWTH

    On January 26, Kaluga Region Governor Anatoly Artamonov chaired a session of the Council for Development of Industry and Technologies. The event was also attended by Deputy Governor Vladimir Popov, Head of the Industry Department of the Regional Ministry of Economic Development Cyril Ivanov, President of the Kaluga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Violeta Komissarova, General Director of the Agency for Technological Development Maxim Shereikin, representatives from other ministries and departments, heads of companies.

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  • Miraxbiopharma of Russia to build production facility in Kaluga SEZ

    An agreement of intentions was concluded between the Government of Kaluga Region and MiraxBioPharma ZAO on December 19, 2016. The agreement provides for implementation of an investment project envisaging the construction of a plant to manufacture non-sterile medicines and substances in Kaluga Region. The agreement was signed by Anatoly Artamonov, Kaluga Region Governor, and Mikhail Paltsev,  MiraxBioPharma ZAO President.

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  • KALUGA SEZ EXPERT COUNCIL APPROVES TWO APPLICATIONS

    A sitting of the expert council headed by Dmitry Razumovsky, Kaluga Region  Minister for Economic Development, was held on December 15, 2016 in Kaluga. The attendees reviewed applications of potential residents of Kalufa industrial special economic zone. In the course of the sitting two applications were approved. The first application provided for conclusion of an agreement for industrial activities with Kronshpan OOO, the second application provided for introduction of changes to the existing agreement with Agro Invest OOO, SEZ resident. The total amount of investments under these applications equals RUR 33.1 billion.  

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  • KALUGA PHARMACEUTICAL CLUSTER IS AMONG GLOBAL LEADING CLUSTERS IN TERMS OF INVESTMENT ATTRACTIVENESS

    Meeting of the Council for Priority Project Contest took place in Moscow on the 19th of October chaired by Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary-Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade. Clusters qualified for participation in the contest were named. The contest Global Leading Clusters in Terms of Investment Attractiveness was announced by Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation in June 2016.

     

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  • INTERPHARMGLASS: NEW MEMBER OF KALUGA PHARMACEUTICAL CLUSTER

    MMTI, Hong Kong, an international investment company, is to invest in construction of Interpharmglass  new primary pharmaceutical packaging plant in Kaluga Region.

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The Air Gate of Russia 3rd  National Award official ceremony was held in Moscow at National Aviation Infrastructure NAIS-2017 on February 8, 2017.


AO “Kaluga International Airport” took the second place of Russian award as “Best regional airport 2016 with an annual passenger flow of less than 500,000 passengers.”

The award was established by NAIS organizational committee, the Federal Air Transportation Agency, and AVIA.RU, aviation industry web portal. The award main goals are the following: to shape the positive image of airport and promote their business reputation as well as to identify and support the most efficient and dynamically developing airports of Russia.

The award expert council includes representatives of the major Russian airlines, namely Aeroflot, Transaero, Utair, S7, Ural Airlines; heads of industry associations (MARAP, AEVT, AVI, ATB); lead journalists from AVIA.RU, ÀÒÎ, RBC, TASS, Kommersant, etc.

Kaluga International Airport


Kaluga International Airport is a member of ACI Europe, of Association of Civil Aviation.
 on February 2016 Kaluga International Airport was the winner in the Best Regional Airport 2015 with the passenger flow of less than 500,000 passengers. It took also the second place among all Russian airports in the category best air transport infrastructure in the field of transport security.

 

According to the press department of Kaluga International Airport.

On January 26, Kaluga Region Governor Anatoly Artamonov chaired a session of the Council for Development of Industry and Technologies. The event was also attended by Deputy Governor Vladimir Popov, Head of the Industry Department of the Regional Ministry of Economic Development Cyril Ivanov, President of the Kaluga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Violeta Komissarova, General Director of the Agency for Technological Development Maxim Shereikin, representatives from other ministries and departments, heads of companies.


At the council session, the Government of Kaluga Region and the autonomous nonprofit organization Agency for Technological Development signed an agreement on cooperation. The document was signed by Kaluga Region Governor Anatoly Artamonov and the Agency‘s General Director Maxim Shereikin. The contracting parties agreed to cooperate in implementation of investment projects for technological modernization of the region’s existing enterprises. The regional administration will assist the Agency in identifying and selecting enterprises interested in modernization and provide support in advancement of investment projects for introduction of new technologies. The Agency will collaborate with industrial enterprises on an individual basis, developing tailored programs and solutions.

As noted by Maxim Shereikin, Kaluga Region with its investment climate is the perfect place for localization of advanced technological solutions and implementation of investment projects for technological modernization of operating enterprises.

In 2016, the region achieved an index of industrial production of 108.6%. “Last year we saw the commissioning of several high-tech production plants. The region is continuing to implement investment projects and develop the Kaluga special economic zone”, commented Anatoly Artamonov.

According to the Ministry of Economic Development, in 2016 Kaluga Region’s manufacturers were increasing exports of their products, including - to a significant extent - to non-neighboring countries. Total growth of exports was nearly 20%, and exports to non-neighboring countries almost doubled. The biggest share in the structure of exports – nearly 70% - is represented by products of mechanical engineering and metal forming. Kaluga Region holds the 1 place in the Central Federal District by manufacturing output per capita.

Kaluga Region’s industrial growth is still largely based on mechanical engineering (manufacturing of vehicles, electronics, machines and equipment), with significant contributions from metallurgy and metal forming, food industry, timber industry (pulp and paper production, timber processing), manufacturing of building materials and chemical production. These sectors have already implemented and are proceeding with major investment projects.

The federal government has adopted a range of industry support measures targeted at stimulating demand for competitive products, manufacturing of products to substitute imports, creation of new production plants, mitigation of the most pressing issues in industry. 

The range of key federal support mechanisms includes special investment contracts. The Industry Development Fund is currently reviewing investment projects from four Kaluga Region companies.

Speaking about instruments and measures of support for industrial companies, Violeta Komissarova said that the Kaluga CCI was providing more than 70 types of business support services. Traditional support measures include evaluations and expert assessments, advertising and publishing activities, foreign trade activities, organization of exhibitions and fairs. The Kaluga CCI is expanding its collaboration with both governmental agencies and federal and regional development institutions in order to recruit financing for implementation of entrepreneurs’ business projects. Specifically, the Kaluga CCI is cooperating with Corporation MSP, the Industry Development Fund, Innovations Support Fund etc.

An agreement of intentions was concluded between the Government of Kaluga Region and MiraxBioPharma ZAO on December 19, 2016. The agreement provides for implementation of an investment project envisaging the construction of a plant to manufacture non-sterile medicines and substances in Kaluga Region. The agreement was signed by Anatoly Artamonov, Kaluga Region Governor, and Mikhail Paltsev,  MiraxBioPharma ZAO President.

The parties have reached a preliminary agreement to build a new production facility in Kaluga special economic zone. MiraxBioPharma has chosen a land plot of 6.8 ha, located in Borovsk district. The company is to invest about RUR 3 billion, approximately 480 new jobs will be created.

The plant is to manufacture pharmaceutical substances and finished dosage form for female and male reproductive health and cancer preventive treatment.  The company develops and produces innovative non-hormonal pharmaceuticals used for complex therapy against  mastopathy, hysteromyoma, papilloma viral infection, as well as for preventive treatment of breast and ovarium cancer,  cervical cancer and other diseases. Products are manufactured in accordance with GMP standards.

MiraxBioPharma ZAO is a modern next generation Russian pharmaceutical company. Its business is based on advanced trends of pharmaceutical business development, and it meets modern quality and management standards’ requirements.  

Mikhail Paltsev said: «Our project is not only a full cycle pharmaceutical production facility. It is a part of a holding grout having its own R&D department, a medical department, and promotion and marketing department.  The new plant will become a unique R&D and production  facility to produce and distribute modern medicines, including unique ones. We believe that the plant capacity will exceed 1 billion SKUs per annum”.

Anatoly Artamonov in his turn pointed out that the company would become a new member of Kaluga pharmaceutical cluster. He said: “The Russian pharmaceutical project will help attract new technologies and competencies to Kaluga Region”

Pharmaceutical companies operating in Kaluga Region manufacture about 139 types of medicines, the production of a few dozens more is to begin in the near future. Finished dosage forms account for over 80% of Kaluga pharmaceutical cluster production volume, the companies produced medicines for RUR 19 billion in 2015. 

In October 2016  Kaluga pharmaceutical cluster  became a part of a top priority project announced by the Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation named Development of Innovative Clusters, Global Investment Attractiveness Leaders.

A sitting of the expert council headed by Dmitry Razumovsky, Kaluga Region  Minister for Economic Development, was held on December 15, 2016 in Kaluga. The attendees reviewed applications of potential residents of Kalufa industrial special economic zone. In the course of the sitting two applications were approved. The first application provided for conclusion of an agreement for industrial activities with Kronshpan OOO, the second application provided for introduction of changes to the existing agreement with Agro Invest OOO, SEZ resident. The total amount of investments under these applications equals RUR 33.1 billion.  

The expert council includes representatives of Kaluga Region Ministry for Economic Development, relevant ministries and government agencies, development institutions, science and business entities, as well as independent experts.  

Evgeny Veselkov, Director General, Kaluga SEZ management company, spoke of the investment project, their stages, social and economic performance. He noted that the projects had significant import substitution potential and envisaged the use of innovative technologies forming the core of production processes.

Agro Invest OOO is an existing resident of Kaluga SEZ Lyudinovo site. The company implements an investment project for construction of greenhouses and applies the most modern technologies to produce vegetables all year round.  It plans to expand its production facilities and to commission new greenhouses. The company increases the scope of investments from RUR 13 billion to RUR 15.8 billion.    

Alexey Soshnikov, Director General, Agro Invest OOO, said: “Today the total area of greenhouses equals 20 ha, including 10 ha where tomatoes are produced, 8 ha where cucumbers are produced, and 2 ha where seedlings are produces. By the end of 2016 we are to commission new greenhouses with the area of 23 ha to substitute imported tomatoes. The implementation of the second stage of our project is to make us the greenhouse industry leaders in terms of production scope and volume. By the end of this year we are to become the largest greenhouse facility both in the Central Federal District and in Russia in general”.

Kronshpan Kaluga OOO project provides for launching of fiberboard production. The new plant is to manufacture at least 313,000 m3 of fiberboard per annum. Apart from that, the company is to produce high density fiberboard and medium density fiberboard coated with special decorative laminate film. The new production facility is to be built  at Kaluga SEZ Lyudinovo site. RUR 17.54 billion is to be invested in the project, at least 150 new jobs will be created.  

Thus, following this expert council sitting, there are ten residents in Kaluga SEZ, including one existing resident, namely Agro Invest OOO.  Nine memorandums of intentions have been signed with potential investors.    

Three companies received Kaluga SEZ resident status in December 2015: Krasin Pencil Factory OOO, Lyudinovo Environment-Friendly House-Building Factory OOO, VODOSTOP. The companies are to invest RUR 4.7 billion in total. In May 2016 the list of Kaluga SEZ residents was extended. Two more companies joined the project, namely Alkhimet OOO, Russia, and San Marco Russia OOO, Italy. The total amount of investments: RUR 766 million.     

At the first regional expert council, which took place on October 5, 2016 plans of three more potential residents were reviewed and approved.  They were DEKO Group OOO, Interpharmglass Kaluga OOO, and Kaluga Polymer OOO. The total amount of investments under the projects equals RUR 6.5 billion.      

Kaluga SEZ includes two sites located in Lyudinovo and Borovsk districts. Its is the nearest special economic zone of its kind to Moscow.  The area of Kaluga SEZ is  1,042 ha. Its residents enjoy both advantaged offered by Kaluga Region legislation, including access to engineering, transport and business infrastructure, and advantages provided for by federal laws, such as tax breaks and customs preferences.    Kaluga SEZ  industrial development will help modernize industrial facilities located in southern and northern parts of the region and provide for conditions for hi-tech industry development.

Meeting of the Council for Priority Project Contest took place in Moscow on the 19th of October chaired by Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary-Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade. Clusters qualified for participation in the contest were named. The contest Global Leading Clusters in Terms of Investment Attractiveness was announced by Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation in June 2016.

22 applicants took part in the contest. Experts of the Ministerial Council reviewed all applications and prepared their opinions. Additionally, two applications were defended in face-to-face mode. They were presented to experts and members of Priority Project Council by teams of clusters.

Short list of clusters qualified for participation in the project was approved at the meeting. 11 clusters from 11 regions of the Russian Federation were selected. Pharmaceutics, biotechnology and biomedicine cluster of Kaluga Region was included in the list. Inclusion in the list of Global Leading Clusters in Terms of Investment Attractiveness will enable the Kaluga Pharmaceutical Cluster to use various supports tools provided by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation, by other agencies and development institutions, will enable to achieve outperforming growth rates, to develop mechanisms to support entrepreneurial activities and integration in added-value global chains.

“Participation in the project was a landmark event for the cluster, because it made possible not only to develop and approve at the session of Kaluga Region Government the strategy of cluster development until 2020, but also to identify unique developments and projects of cluster members, implementation of which will allow us going global and achieving RUR 50 bln annual cluster production output”, - Anatoly Sotnikov, Director General, Innovative Development Agency-Center of Cluster Development JSC, noted.

“I would like to praise our team for its high professionalism and concerted efforts and to thank the Ministry of Economic Development of the Kaluga Region, heads of leading cluster companies and regional research institutes for their genuine interest and support. High marks awarded to our application by the members of Ministerial Priority Project Council, by experts and colleagues from other regions testify that we created really efficient management system of the cluster, which became growth point not only at the regional level, but also at the federal level”, - Irina Novikova, Executive Director, Kaluga Pharmaceutical Cluster Non-Commercial Partnership, pointed out.

MMTI, Hong Kong, an international investment company, is to invest in construction of Interpharmglass  new primary pharmaceutical packaging plant in Kaluga Region. 

The new plant manufacturing neutral borosilicate glass (first hydrolytic class) to produce glass tubes, ampules, bottles, cartridges, will be located in  Kaluga industrial special economic zone. The company selected a 15 ha land plot located Lyudinovo District.

The cost of the first stage of the plant construction equals US$ 60 million. The project provides for three stages. Upon completion of the last stage the manufacturing facility will be able to produce medical glass for Russian manufacturers and to export its products to Europe and Asia.   The plant is to ensure supply of 20% of the total Russian market demand for medical borosilicate glass.
 

As of today an agreement with Kaluga Region Government is concluded, a contract with technology and equipment supplier is signed, the design documentation is 70% ready. A construction permit is to be obtained in December 2016.   The first production lime is to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2018. The second and third lines are to be commissioned in 2019 and 2020 correspondingly.  

At the first stage the plant is to employ 330 people, at the second and third stages this amount is to reach 600.  Thanks to an innovative production technology the borosilicate glass has increased chemical strength. It is 100% environmentally safe and can be fully recycled after the use of content. The waste generated at all production stages is environmentally neutral. Its gathering and recycling do not require any special technology (glass granules). All primary waste will be recycled within the main production cycle. It will be added to the glass bath.

Note:

Kaluga Region pharmaceutical companies manufacture over 109 types of products, about 20 new medicines are being registered, several dozens more are being developed. Finished dosage forms account for over 80% of the cluster output. In 2015 the cluster produced medicines for RUR 19 billion.

According to results of a survey of 750 clusters carried out by European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) only five Russian clusters received Cluster Excellence bronze certificate, including Kaluga pharmaceutical cluster, which had the highest rating in  Health and Medical Science group. It was compared to 19 leading European clusters operating in the same business area.