On June 15, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov held an all-Russian meeting dedicated to the development of the machine tool industry.
During the meeting, the Minister noted that the industry is now coming out to the frontier, comparable with global leaders. This became possible because in recent years the machine-tool industry has received worthy state support, according to the minister, only for the last five years in the framework of such support to the industry has been allocated 7,5 billion rubles.
“These funds allowed the businesses to increase rhythmically the scientific and technological competence, bring to the market new and competitive products, - Manturov said. – we have considerably expanded the range of multi-axis equipment, developed production of modern turning and milling centers and grinding machines, obtained experimental samples of machines for friction welding, made good arrangements with respect to deep drilling machines. We have made significant progress in our CNC systems intended for equipment of the processing centers – quite recently a five-axis machine with a national CNC has been tested, which provides the processing precision of up to 2 µm."
N addition, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade noted the total production growth in the machine tool industry, last year it attained 5%. “This positive trend has significantly strengthened in the first months of this year, and I can say that the industry is confidently going through a difficult period of economic decline," the Minister noted.
He also said that the government is now placing a special emphasis on regulatory stimulation of demand for Russian industrial products: a number of acts on prohibitions and restrictions have been adopted, last week the bills were introduced to the State Duma on allocation of quotas for purchases under the 44-th and 223-rd federal laws. In the purpose of additional support to machine tool manufacturers, it is planned to adapt the subsidy mechanism in the form of providing a discount to consumers, similar to the ordinance on agricultural machinery No.1432. This will allow to increase the share of Russian products at the national market in civil industries.