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Oleg Arminen: "FR Engineering Center of Fire Robots Technology Manufactures Products Designed by It"

V. Musiychuk (left) shows the enterprise to the Minister

V. Musiychuk (left) shows the enterprise to the Minister

Samples of the enterprise's products, fire robot for the Zenit-Arena is in the background

Samples of the enterprise's products, fire robot for the Zenit-Arena is in the background

On June 21 Oleg Arminen, Minister of Economic Development and Industry of the Republic, visited FR Engineering Center of Fire Robots Technology LLC. The visit to the plant was the continuation of the meeting with the management of the enterprise in the company office in the end of the previous week.

Executive Director Vladimir Musiychuk showed the enterprise and the manufactured products to the Minister and professionals accompanying him and told about the promising focal areas of R&D.

FR occupies the leading place in Russia and CIS states in development and production of firewater monitors and handline nozzles, fire robots with automatic fire suppression system and fire monitors installed. Automatic fire suppression systems based on fire robots are Russian know-how and are considered one of the most reliable fire fighting means. The novelty of technical solutions is confirmed by numerous patents. The management system of the enterprise is certified and is in accordance with the international requirements of ISO 9001:2000 standard for quality management.

In 2015 FR Engineering Center implemented investment project for construction of a new shop of the fire robots plant, which made provisions for increase of production premises of the enterprise and purchase of new equipment. Expansion allowed the enterprise to increase the machine park by 12 units. As a result of replacement of outdated and obsolete equipment, the quality of manufactured products was improved and efficiency was increased. In the course of the visit to the plant horizontal milling processing center with computer numerical control, model FMH -500 was demonstrated, with presentation of working on two complex frame parts.

Horizontal milling processing center with CNC, model FMH-500

Horizontal milling processing center with CNC, model FMH-500

In the automatic equipment testing section

In the automatic equipment testing section

"We are working in three shifts, the work load is great," Alexander Dreyzis, Marketing Director, says. "We produce about 200-300 robots, about 2 thousand handline nozzles and 1 thousand fire monitors per year."

According to the managers of the enterprise, fire robots for Kirishi oil refining enterprise will be shipped in the end of the month. Besides, fire robots for the Luzhniki stadium have been prepared. By the way, last year FR Engineering Center fulfilled an order for the new Zenit-Arena stadium which is under construction in St. Petersburg for the FIFA World Cup. Designers and experts of the enterprise made 36 fire robots in anti-vandal modification.

And in general, the plant delivers products designed by it to a lot of various places. They are Russian regions, CIS states, Bulgaria, China. "We are trying to enter other European countries," Alexander Dreyzis informs. "According to our research, interest in our equipment and technology should increase. Europeans pay special attention to technologies which do not engage people, first of all, not to risk people's lives and health, second, to start fire fighting before firemen arrive."

At the time of the meeting in the company office and visit to the plant, Oleg Arminen and Vladimir Musiychuk discussed the issues of further cooperation of the Ministry of Economic Development and Industry of the Republic and FR Engineering Center Company.

"What are your impressions after visiting the shops of FR Engineering Center where products are made?" we asked the Minister.

"This is one of the few enterprises in Karelia which is engaged in its own R&D and promotes products designed by it. The fact that the Zenit-Arena will be provided with firefighting equipment of this enterprise makes one sure that the sports facilities will be reliably protected," Oleg Arminen said.

We would like the example of FR Engineering Center with private investments in R&D to be supported by other enterprises of the Republic.

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Created: August 21, 2015. Last updated: August 16, 2015.
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