Ak Bars, MELCAL and TPO Kronshtadt to set up joint venture for production of shipboard lifting equipment
On 11 July 2019, Renat Mistakhov, General Director of Ak Bars Shipbuilding Corporation JSC (Zelenodolsk, Tatarstan based group of companies JSC “Holding company Ak Bars”), Benedetto Katanzaro, General Director of MELCAL (Italy), and Ivan Beloturov, Executive Director of TPO Kronshtadt LLC (Saint-Petersburg), signed a trilateral agreement on cooperation, IAA PortNews correspondent reports from the 9th International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2019) in Saint-Petersburg.
The agreement is focused on cooperation in creation of a joint venture in the Russian Federation for production of shipboard lifting equipment applicable in shipbuilding industry; acquisition, transfer and localization of the best available shipbuilding technologies and seaborne equipment for different segments of shipbuilding.
Joint Stock Company “Shipbuilding Corporation “Ak Bars” was formed through the initiative of JSC “Holding Company “Ak Bars” and at present incorporates the following enterprises: Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M. Gorky JSC, Kazan Plant “Elektropribor” JSC, Ak Bars Metall LLC, Adria Winch Zelenodolsk LLC, VolgaTatSudoremont OOO, etc.
Priority areas of activity are as follows: design engineering, shipbuilding, manufacturing of component parts, ship repair and maintenance.