During the next seven years, the import ratio of machines in Russia shall decrease to less than 50%, in particular, by means of construction of new Russian manufacturing facilities. This was declared by Aleksandr Nazarov, Deputy General Director of Rostec, during discussion at the 10th International Forum Technoprom-2023.
Machine tool industry is now one of the key components of the national technological sovereignty. In Russia, this industry is represented by the major machine manufacturer – STAN group, which is operated by RT-Capital as part of Rostec. STAN’s machines are much in demand in aircraft industry, conventional weapons, ammunition and special chemicals industry.
According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, machine tool consumption in the country will be 1.5 times higher by 2030 and will exceed 60,000 machines. The industry is facing a task to satisfy this demand by reducing the dependence on imports of machines as much as possible.
Within the import substitution program, STAN has focused on the development of domestic components and machines. Some result has been already achieved: Thus, beds, cabinet enclosures and conveyors for high precision machines are manufactured by STAN’s factory in Sterlitamak, while milling and two-axis machining heads are manufactured by the factory in Kolomna. Some components for machinery manufacturing are to be made in cooperation with domestic component manufacturers with construction of so-called supplier ecosystem. In addition, international advantageous cooperation with friendly countries is promoted. And since 2027, STAN is planning to develop new market segments through production of new types of machines.
At the same time, Rostec is developing new technologies. Additive and Robotic Technology Centers are established by the State Corporation, additive manufacturing technology is also developed by Technology Research Institute “Progress”.