AKOM starts cooperation with Eternity Technologies
The group of companies "AKOM" continues to implement a project for the production of industrial batteries designed for energy facilities, oil and gas and telecommunications sector. The partner of the domestic manufacturer will be one of the leaders of the battery market - the company Eternity Technologies (UAE). A cooperation agreement was reached on June 18 in Togliatti.
During a visit to the Samara region, the owner of Eternity Technologies, Surender Kandahari, and the company's executive director, Mark Stevenson, visited the production site of AKOM JSC in Zhigulevsk. For seven years, the plant has invariably occupied a leading position in the Russian Federation in the production of batteries and their sale, both in the domestic and export markets. It was the successful experience of producing innovative batteries for various types of transport, which became the basis for a new large-scale project - AKOM-Industrial, aimed at import substitution. The delegation of Eternity Technologies visited the territory of AKOM-Industrial in Togliatti, where technological work is currently under way to redevelop the production premises for the production of industrial batteries.
In addition, a meeting of foreign guests and the President of the GC “AKOM” N.M. Ignatiev with the leadership of the city and the region took place in the administration of Tolyatti. Deputy city head for finance, economics and development A.Yu. Elderberry spoke about the benefits of developing business in Tolyatti and stressed that the city is interested in building up its industrial potential and the emergence of modern industries. Minister of Industry and Trade of the Samara Region M.N. Zhdanov confirmed that the regional development strategy implies the further development of the automotive cluster, and the expansion of battery production will be a logical continuation of this process. In turn, the management of the company Eternity Technologies assured the audience of their interest in long-term cooperation. The company is a global technology leader and leader in the field of know-how, has 8 joint ventures worldwide: in the UK, Germany, Spain, USA, Singapore, India, South Africa and South America. But in Russia there is not a single manufacturer of industrial batteries with localized production, so the market is rated as very promising. President of the GC "AKOM" N.M. Ignatiev noted that now we can talk about such large potential consumers as Russian Railways, Metro, Rostelecom, Rosenergoatom.
The outcome of the visit of Eternity Technologies was an agreement on cooperation with the AKOM Group of Companies and the coordination of the main parameters of a joint project for the production of industrial batteries. Three phases of development of this project are designated: organization of production and transfer of technology, then stage-by-stage development to the full cycle, and, finally, production scaling to meet market needs.
Having achieved leadership in the starter battery market, AKOM Group strives to master new technologies in a new segment of the industry focused on the production of industrial batteries. This is a strategically important step towards achieving the main goal of the company - the status of a global player.