Acting Governor and CEO of «OSRAM» discussed prospects for collaboration
10.12.2015 Acting Governor and CEO of «OSRAM» discussed prospects for collaboration
Acting Governor of the Smolensk region Alexey Ostrovskiy held a working meeting with CEO of company «OSRAM» doctor Gerald Kunzmann. The parties discussed a state of business at the enterprise, and also defined prospects for further collaboration.
Doctor Gerald Kunzmann declared that in spite of the fact that the plant is a part of the German concern OSRAM, Russians work at the enterprise and tax payments come to the federal budget and the budget of the region. Doctor Kunzmann informed Governor in plans for modernization of production and reported that in the nearest future the activity of «OSRAM» will be divided into two directions: traditional light sources and hi-tech light sources of the future. The plant in Smolensk will be engaged in the traditional direction.
In turn, Alexey Ostrovskiy noted: «Administration of the region is proud of that the only corporate business unit of «OSRAM» in Russia which specializes on production of luminescent lamps and the light equipment works in the territory of the region. We understand that technologies are constantly improved and it introduces certain amendments in work of the existing industry, but at the same time the regional authorities are ready to give support to the enterprise for its further dynamic development, creation of new workplaces, production, meeting with the modern requirements of the market».
During the conversation CEO of the enterprise told about plans for implementation of one larger project. At present a plant «OSRAM» in Augsburg declared desire to participate in implementation of this project. However doctor Kunzmann counts that site finding preference will be given to the plant in Smolensk.
CEO of «OSRAM» reminded that there is a special installation for utilization of lamps at the plant. Residents of Smolensk could hand in become useless lamps. Within the working meeting Alexey Ostrovskiy gave an assignment to carry out the corresponding work with the enterprises, having informed them on such opportunity.