The Austrian based Gabriel-Chemie Group has been operating successfully with its own subsidiary in Russia since 2007. Due to the steadily growing business and the increasing demand for masterbatch in Russia and the neighbouring countries as Belarus, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, it became necessary to adjust the production capacity of Gabriel-Chemie Russia to the future requirements.
On a 27,500-square-meter ground in the Vorsino industrial park, a modern masterbatch production facility is to be built in four construction phases. The 2,000-hectare industrial park Vorsino is about 90 kilometres southwest of the Moscow city centre and attracts numerous Russian and international corporations, due to its excellent infrastructure and transport connections. Numerous companies are investing in the new location or are already present there.
During the first stage, around 400 million roubles will be invested in the new location and a modern, environmentally friendly production technology with a capacity of 2,000 tonnes per year. The maximum production capacity shall be increased step by step to 20,000 tonnes per year until after completion of all construction phases.
On 28 June 2018 the official groundbreaking ceremony which represents the official start of construction works took place in Vorsino. The first cut of the spade and turning of the sod has been done by representatives of Gabriel-Chemie as CFO Andreas Berger, CTO Helmut König, and Olga Purikova Managing Director of OOO Gabriel-Chemie-Rus-2. Numerous guests of honour as the Minister of Economic Development of Kaluga Region Veselov Ilya Borisovich, Rudolf Lukavsky, Commercial Counsellor of the Austrian Embassy, the Management of Corporation of Development and Agency for Regional Development of Kaluga region as well as the representatives of the local authorities were invited to join this festive ceremony.
There is a growing demand for colourants in Russia and its neighbouring countries. The high degree of technical expertise on the part of the Gabriel-Chemie Group in terms of masterbatch is highly appreciated by Russian customers. Gabriel-Chemie CFO Andreas Berger: "We have noticed an increasing interest in functional additives such as flame retardants, infrared absorbers and laser additives. Through our many years of experience in the development of functional additives, we have accumulated a wealth of expertise and, together with our range of colour and combination masterbatch, we are a capable complete supplier for the individual equipment of plastics".