Yesterday, CHELNYVODOKANAL, KAMAZ's subsidiary, launched the chemical production of cutting fluids and other products for KAMAZ's factories and other customers.
Sergey Kogogin, Director General of KAMAZ, Yury Gerasimov, First Deputy Director General – Executive Director, Kirill Puzyrkov, Director General of OOO CHELNYVODOKANAL, other managers took part in the ceremony.
"KAMAZ is acquiring more and more state-of-the-art machines, so the demand for high-quality cutting fluids is growing at the factories. This significant project will enable us not only to cut costs, but also produce high-quality cutting fluids, which will make us confident in new technologies and equipment," noted Sergey Kogogin thanking the staff of CHELNYVODOKANAL for the successful launch of the production needed by KAMAZ.
By this moment, several dozens of cutting fluids purchased for large sums of money from different suppliers have been used at the company's plants. The decision to launch the company's own station producing cutting fluids at the auto giant was taken by KAMAZ's Director General in June 2016. Under the project, CHELNYVODOKANAL was set to master the production, standardize the product range, enhance the utilization efficiency of cutting fluids in KAMAZ's subdivisions.
More than ten contractors were engaged in building and assembly works. At the same time, CHELNYVODOKANAL developed over 100 versions of cutting fluids. Six of them have already undergone tests in the laboratory of oils and cutting fluids of the Technological Center of KAMAZ and proven to be universal compositions.
The production capacity of the new station by one-shift work is about seven thousand tonnes of products per year. Apart from cutting fluids, it is planned to produce and sell other chemical products: biocides, technical detergents, washing and preservative fluids and detergent sanitizers.
ZAO Systems vodoochistki (Ulyanovsk) and Process Engineering Institute TATPROMTEKHPROEKT (Kazan) acted as partners of the Russian truck manufacturing leader. The project that took about 154 million rubles is expected to be repaid in five years.