MOSCOW (MRC) -- The leading compounder on the domestic market became the first Russian company to certify both the development and production of compounds according to IATF 16949 standard. There were no compounders in Russia until now that passed this audit for complete production cycle, said the company.
The auditors from the international holding DQS performed R&P POLYPLASTIC certification. DQS headquarters are based in Frankfurt am Main, and official representative offices are located in 60 countries worldwide. The auditors worked at the sites of R&P POLYPLASTIC in November and made a positive report.
"We have been preparing for this certification for almost a year. We trained our employees to work according to IATF 16949 standard and made the required modifications in processes and documentation. The audit gave us the opportunity to look at our company through the eyes of the world leading automotive OEMs. We are glad that we passed the certification with minimum insignificant comments. The auditors themselves paid particular attention to the fact that only a few companies pass this certification with such a result”, says Alexander Pavlov, General Director of R&P POLYPLASTIC.
DQS specialists in German head office are currently preparing the official IATF 16949 certificate. It usually takes several weeks to issue it.
"To be a leader is not enough just to declare it. It is necessary to confirm your words with particular actions. For us IATF 16949 certification became a step to a new level of development and production of materials and process management. It also put us on a par with the world leading brands, and we will make every effort to improve our performance within this standard", - says Alexander Pavlov.
As per MRC, NPP POLYPLASTIC, the largest Russian manufacturer of thermoplastic composite materials, plans to commission two compounding lines in Engels this year. Investments in equipment amounted to EUR3.3 mn euros (Rb286 mn). After reaching the design capacity by 2022, these lines will produce 20,000 tonnes of material per year in addition to the volume that is already being produced today, and in 2023 it is planned to build a plant in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of the Volga region.
NPP "POLYPLASTIC" plans to modernize 50% of production lines by 2025 in terms of automation of the control system and traceability of production process data.
NPP "POLYPLASTIC" produces more than 250 grades of polymer compounds, providing localization of plastic materials in such industries as the automotive industry, household and electrical engineering, cable and construction industries. The company supplies materials for the manufacture of plastic auto components for models of leading car manufacturers: AvtoVAZ, UAZ, GAZ, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Skoda, Kia, and others. Global brands-manufacturers of white household appliances - Indesit, B / S / H, LG, BEKO - are also partners of the Russian compounder.