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Kaluga Region to Help Gifted and Ambitious Young People Create Their Own Business 23.10.2013

On October 23, 2013 a press conference dedicated to You Are Entrepreneur program implementation was held in Kaluga Region. The program is to support young people engaged in entrepreneurial activities and to popularize business.

Communications Training Center Has Been Opened in Kaluga 18.10.2013

On October 18, 2013 Governor Anatoly Artamonov and General Nikolay Rogozhkin, Deputy Minister of Interior and the Commander in Chief of the Interior Troops, attended the official ceremony dedicated to opening of the first specialized training center for I

New Hotel to Be Built in Vorsino Industrial Park 17.10.2013

On October 17, 2013 an agreement was signed between the Government of Kaluga Region and Part Russia AB, Sweden, on cooperation in the field of implementation of an investment project related to construction of a 3* hotel (100-150 rooms). The new hotel

Results of Russian-Ukrainian Committee for Economic Cooperation Meeting 16.10.2013

On October 15, 2013 a number of documents were signed after the 10th meeting of Russian-Ukrainian Inter-State Commission’s Committee for Economic Cooperation

Gestamp-Severstal-Kaluga becomes the major cold stamping plant in the world 18.09.2013

Press conference dedicated to the expansion project of Gestamp-Severstal-Kaluga plant was held on September 18 in Kaluga. Since its opening in 2010 investments in the plant amounted to Euro 180 mln, equal to RUR 8 bln. At the moment approximately 400 employees work at the plant. It is planned that 170 new jobs will be created. It is assumed that the existing site will be expanded by 21, 670 sq.m. Therefore the total surface of the plant will be equal to 55, 655 sq.m. Investments in Kaluga plant allowed to implement two new lines for large-size stamping (G1 or tandem lines), which will increase production capacity of Gestamp-Severstal-Kaluga plant by 66%.  

International conference of Russian and German young leaders in Saint-Petersburg 16.09.2013

Fifth Annual Conference of Russian and German young leaders took place in Saint-Petersburg on September 12-15. Participants discussed current issues in business, politics, culture and media. Team-building events were organized to strengthen ties between Russian and German participants.   Mr. I. Veselov, General Director, Agency for regional development of Kaluga Region, took part in the conference. Mr. I. Veselov told the audience about fundamentals of successful development of business environment in the region and about the strategy of economic growth and noted that “it is necessary to speak a common language while talking to business”. 

AstraZeneca proceeds for construction of full cycle facility for production of innovative drug formulations 16.09.2013

AstraZeneca proceeds for second construction phase of its own high-tech plant at Vorsino Industrial Park, Kaluga Region, which will include full cycle pharmaceutical production facility. Total volume of investments in the construction of the plant will amount to approximately $187 mln, from which more than $100 mln will be allocated for the second phase. Initially the launch of construction of the full cycle facility was scheduled for 2014, but dynamic project development and also openness and involvement of the regional administration enabled the company to proceed for the second phase ahead of schedule. The launch of production of solid drug formulations is expected for 2016, and the full cycle production capacity will be 500 million tablets per year. About thirty innovative AstraZeneca drug formulations will be manufactured at the plant to treat diseases in such therapeutic areas as oncology, cardiology, gastroenterology, psychiatry and pulmonology.

Future of pharmaceutical cluster discussed in Obninsk Scientific Center 12.09.2013

Roundtable discussion “Support mechanisms for pharmaceutical and medical industry. Optimization of regional advantages” took place in Obninsk, Kaluga Region, within the frame of regional ROADSHOW “Modern technologies in “Modern technologies in medicine and pharmaceutical industry”. It was highlighted that the growth and development of innovative efforts and investment potential of pharmaceutical and medical industry in the region depend on successful dialog between representatives of authorities and pharmaceutical industry.    Measures of support for pharmaceutical and medical companies, assistance in implementing developments of Russian companies in cooperation with foreign manufacturers should be at the center stage of attention.

Kaluga Gets Third Place in the Urban Environment Quality Rating 10.09.2013

Kaluga got the honorable third place in the urban environment quality rating of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment. The regional center yielded only to Kursk and Moscow. Experts from the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment evaluated the safety of urban environments in major Russian cities. Contenders were judged by sever rating criteria, including the quality of air, ponds, domestic water and power consumption. Attention was also paid to waste management, environmental friendliness of transport, and ecological impact management.

AUTOEVOLUTION 2013: Development of the Automotive Business in New Economic Conditions 06.09.2013

September 6 was the day of the official opening ceremony of the AutoEvolution 2013 International Forum on Development of Automotive and Auto Components Manufacturing in Russia. The focus was on new economic conditions for increasing the potential for development of the automotive business in Russia, assessment of realities by market participants and authorities, and manufacturers’ strategies. Chen Chuquing, General Manager of Fuyao Glass Rus, greeted participants with a welcome address: “We are the second largest glass manufacturer in the world. We now have a presence in Russia. We would like to express our gratitude to regional authorities. <…> Our investments in Russia will total EUR 300 million. On the initial stage, we will produce 1 million of glass sets per year. Our plans include, firstly, localization, and creation of jobs – more than 5,000. We will also form a local team of managers and technical specialists. You are all invited to the opening ceremony of our plant tomorrow!” Segei Tselikov, General Director of Autostat: “The Russian automotive industry has become the first in Europe based on results for August’.  

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