Succesful launch of Haier plant in Russia

03.09.2019

On August 28, 2019 in Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia the opening of the Haier plant for the production of drum-type washing machines took place. This project, carried out with the support of Bilfinger Tebodin, will contribute to the development of the export potential of the Russian Federation in the field of high-tech products. The washing machines, produced at the new enterprise will appear on the market in 2019. The plant will launch a new product specifically for the Russian market – a small washing machine with increased capacity. In total, 380 people will work at the plant, and its capacity will be 500 thousand units per year.

The beginning of a long-term cooperation

The Haier project successfully applied the joint Chinese and Russian experience in the construction and design of complex industrial facilities. We acted as a technical customer, managed and supervised the construction of the plant. Investments of Haier amounted to $ 50 million. Most of this went to the construction of the building and equipment. The drum washing machine plant is being built on the territory of the Haier industrial park with an area of 127 hectares. It is the first plant in Russia as part of this project. Household appliances produced in terms of Haier industrial park are planned to be sold on the Russian market, in the CIS countries, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.

Uniting European and Asian standards

‘We appreciate to cooperate with Haier. The company gives priority to efficient modern technologies and sets high standards for the design and construction of its facilities. This is our first joint project and we are proud of its successful implementation. Our team has gained extensive experience of interaction with the customer from China, whose requirements are very different from the European standards,’ said Eduard Hakimov, Director of business development in Russia and the CIS.

At the highest level in a short time

Bilfinger Tebodin managed to achieve significant savings both on the stages of development and construction in the metal content of the building frame. In addition, Haier imposed very high demands on the floors in the shop premises. Installation of the floor plate fell on the cold period of the year, and the general contractor faced the problem of organizing temporary heating of the building. Thanks to close cooperation between the contractor and our team, it was possible to find optimal solutions that allowed high-quality floor covering. These and many other solutions helped to finish the project in a short time at the highest level.