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26February
2020
"Metafrax" presents the "Wind of time" book in the Legislative Assembly of the Kama region

On February 20th, the Legislative Assembly of the Perm region held a presentation of Svetlana Fedotova's book titled "Wind of time". Armen Garslyan, chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC "Metafrax" and a member of the regional parliament, handed over a copy of the publication with his autograph to the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly Valery Sukhoi for the "Parliamentary library" project. Another copy was presented to the State archive of the Perm region.

- This book is not only about the development of "Metafrax". Due to the fact that Svetlana Fedotova is a caring and extraordinary author, the book turned out to be deeper and wider. This is a book about love for your city, enterprise, and region. It is about how "ad astra per aspera", we are growing confidently, relying on the support of the population, the authorities of our country and the region for the benefit of residents of the cities of Kizel Coal Basin and the entire Perm region, - stated Armen Garslyan.

Valery Sukhoi thanked the author's team for their tremendous work and noted that he had already read the book "from cover to cover". 

- This publication makes us remember some pages of the Gubakha industrial center history. This is evidence of the formation and rise of our Kama region industry," - said the speaker of the regional Parliament.

Maria Konovalova, member of the Legislative Assembly, adviser to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC Metafrax, and Igor' Kireev, Director of the state archive of the Perm region, also took part in the presentation of the book.

- Our partners are not only production chemists, but also our associates – representatives of the Perm Polytechnic University, the Perm Opera and ballet theater, the Perm art gallery, the Perm Philharmonic, the "Dominant" theater and many others. These are the people with whom we work together to create projects that are significant for the region's residents. The book was created simultaneously with the formation of a new "Metafrax Group" brand.  And "Wind of time" reflects the philosophy and values of our company - innovation, responsibility and sustainability, - Maria Konovalova highlighted.

Simultaneously with the presentation of the book, the regional Legislative Assembly had opened an "At the chemical level" exhibition about the history of the chemical industry of the Perm region. The exhibition was organized by the State archive of the Perm region, PJSC "Metafrax", LLC "LUKOIL–Perm" and LLC "LUKOIL-Permnefteorgsintez".

20February
2020
«Metafrax» will receive the preferential loan of the Federal Industrial Development Fund

On February, 14, PJSC Metafrax and Federal Industrial Development Fund have signed the Contract for the  allocation of the preferential loan in the amount of RUB 500 Millions. This amount is  provided for the implementation of the investment project for the paraformaldehyde plant construction at the industrial site of «Metafrax» in Gubakha.

«Metafrax» started the project realization in 2019. The capital investments are amounted to RUB 5,2 Billions (excl. VAT). Considering the loan of the Federal Industrial Development Fund the enterprise is intended to put into operation the paraformaldehyde production plant with the capacity of 30 thousand tons per year. The start up of the object is scheduled for the second half of 2021. In addition, the investment project involves the construction of the formalin production plant with the capacity of 180 thousand tons per year.

Paraformaldehyde is an import substitution product. Currently it is not produced in Russia. The project implementation will not only completely cover the current demand of Russian market, which amounts to 7 -8 thousand tons per year, but it will also allow to send the product for export.

As explained by the General Director of «Metafrax» Mr. Vladimir Daut, the involvement of the loan of the Federal Industrial Development Fund is an successful cooperation example between an enterprise and the state.

- As a result it will help to start the paraformaldehyde production, which does not have analogues in Russia yet. New high-tech employment opportunities will be created. We look forward to fruitful cooperation with the Federal Industrial Development Fund on this project and hope for the continued joint work in the future, - stated Mr. Vladimir Daut.

The cooperation of PJSC Metafrax and Federal Industrial Development Fund started in 2018 on the platform of the international investment forum in Sochi. At that time Federal Industrial Development Fund had already big participation experience in the investments projects, including Perm Region. With the participation of the Federal Industrial Development Fund and Ministry of Industry and Trade of Perm Region PJSC «Metafrax» has prepared the documents to receive the loan in frames of the «Development projects» program.

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The Supplier of the equipment and technology for the paraformaldehyde production will be Danish Engineering Company “GEA Process Engineering”. In order to provide raw material (formalin) for the paraformaldehyde plant with the capacity of 30 thousand tons per year, the project involves the construction of the formalin production plant with the designed capacity of 180 thousand tons per year. The licenser of the choosen technology for the formalin production will be Dynea AS Company (Norway).

17February
2020
HR services of Metafrax Group implement the brand philosophy in their daily work

A seminar for human resource specialists from companies that are part of "Metafrax Group" was held in Perm on February 13th. Its participants discussed the introduction of new "Metafrax Group" values into everyday life.

The group of companies continues the phased implementation of the new brand, which was launched in 2018. A single brand is intended to not only position Metafrax in the markets of its presence correctly, but also to introduce its basic values – innovation, responsibility, and sustainability — into the way employees act at all of the Group's sites.

While starting the seminar, Ivan Feoktistov, head of the human resource and organizational development Department of "Metafrax Trading" LLC, had stated that the implementation of a new brand should be a starting point to look at events with employees as well as meetings with schoolchildren and students from a new angle, in order to be an example of changing the company's philosophy.

The seminar facilitator - Dmitry Ambrusenko, a representative of the "Electric Creative" communication agency (Moscow), which was engaged in the creation of a new brand, highlighted the importance of rooting the brand philosophy in the life of enterprise teams and noted the high value of the human resource specialists' contribution in this process.

During the seminar, participants reviewed cases from Google, Coca-Cola and Beeline on how to breathe life into a new brand.

In the course of group work, the participants tried to translate values into a simple language that is understandable for everyone as well as tried to identify the principles that will turn new corporate values into a part of life.

The seminar was attended by human resource specialists from "Metafrax Chemicals", "Metafrax Trading", "Metadynea", "Metafrax Inform", "MetaTransStroy" and "Karbolit".

11February
2020
Students from High School of Economics presented their business plans to experts of Metafrax Group

On the 1st of February, at the venue of National Research University High School of Economics, the final stage of lecture courses “Chemistry without borders: search of investment projects” was held.  Second and third year students presented their business plans related to manufacturing of new products for chemical branch in Russia.  

Presentations were delivered by 8 teams. Topics for business plans were defined together with experts of Metafrax Group. Student works were evaluated by lecturer/specialists from Metadynea, Engineering and technological center of Metafrax and invited experts such as LLC Metadinea General Director Igor Spasskiy and research supervisor from HSE specialized department of Financial Market Infrastructure professor Nikolay Berzon.  Such criteria as project uniqueness, quality of financial and business analysis, team work quality and actual idea implementation in chemical industry were evaluated.

As per jury decision, students demonstrated their interest to the course topic and paid attention to recommendations of lecturers and experts.  The team № 8 became a winner. It presented a project about product manufacturing for transport infrastructure handling. All students received memorable gifts from Metadynea company.

The joint course of Metafrax Group and High School of Economics “Chemistry without borders: search of investment products” was started in November 2019. The course manager became Deputy General Director for strategic planning and investment project evaluation of Metafrax Group Levon Garslyan.   Specialists of Metadynea, Metafrax Group and Engineering and technological center of Metafrax toke on the role of lecturers and experts.

05February
2020
Gubakha citizens supported construction projects of new plants in Metafrax

On the 3rd of February, in Gubakha public hearings related to discussion of project construction for new plants of paraformaldehyde and formaldehyde in PJSC Metafrax were held.   More than 370 citizens of Gubakha and Kizel took part in them.

The project implementation will allow to create more than 40 working places and increase a tax liability volume in budgets of all levels starting from 2022 by 100 million rubles.  The investment volume is estimated at 5.2 billion rubles. It’s planned to finish the construction of facilities in the second half of 2021.

Paraformaldehyde is a product of import substitution, it’s not produced in Russia and imported from Europe and China. The construction of plant in PJSC Metafrax will allow to meet requirements of domestic consumers completely. Part of product will be supplied for export.

During hearings, issues of environmental safety for new facilities were considered. Academic experts from Institute of design, environment and hygiene, Independent institute of public environmental expert review and audit and Center of public environmental expert review shared their opinion. The formaldehyde plant will be equipped with modern gas-handling equipment, the production is foreseen as the non-waste one. The facility is designed to substitute old units. The sanitary protection zone will not change.  The threshold limit value (TLV) of none component will be exceeded.  

Managers of PJSC Metafrax and experts replied to questions of hearing attendees.  Finally, citizens participating in the meeting supported presented projects.

The equipment and production technology supplier for paraformaldehyde will be a Dutch engineering company GEA Process Engineering. The licensor of selected production technology of formaldehyde is Dynea AS (Norway).   

A counselling office, where you can get yourself familiar with projects and documentation related to environmental impact assessment of new plants, is opened in the central library of Gubakha (Degtyareva str. 9)

04February
2020
PJSC «Metafrax» starts an educational project in cooperation with «Skolkovo»

Last year the Management of PJSC «Metafrax» and business – school «Skolkovo» performed successful negotiations regarding provision of opportunity to the pupils from Gubakha, Kizel and Gremjachinsk aged from 14 to 17 to get training at the summer camp base of «Skolkovo junior» division. This is a training entrepreneurship program for upper-form pupils, in frames of which they gain practical knowledge and skills.

Mrs. Maria Konovalova, advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC «Metafrax», who took part in the negotiations on cooperation, said, that «Skolkovo» school is a community of people, united by common thoughts and tasks. They not only study together, but also meet after training hours, share ideas, support each other in various endeavors. A whole pleiad of successful people in the field of Russian business and politics coordinates the training, accepts projects that are created when being in school:

- The «Metafrax» team has a tutorial direction, so the program with “Skolkovo” will be implemented in mutual exchange format. We hold a competition, identify talented children who will be trained in the summer camp. And at the same time the representatives of our company perform advising in several programs of the business school programs.

The selection of pupils will be performed in 3 stages. Pupils will have to write essay, solve a case from PJSC «Metafrax» and complete a secret task from the “Skolkovo” business school. The results will be announced in May of this year.

The detailed information on the project is provided by link: https://startup.skolkovo.ru/event/ssa/ssa-grants/

04February
2020
PJSC «Metafrax» will invest in the overhaul project of the resident houses in Gubakha

An agreement on overhaul of 26 houses in the center of Gubakha was signed on January, 31st. Its participants were the Government of Perm Region, PJSC Metafrax, regional overhaul fund and administration of Gubakha town.

It is planned to complete the works by the end of 2021. Their preliminary costs amounted to 560 Million Rubles. PJSC Metafrax performs financing of design and estimate documentation development.

 - PJSC «Metafrax» acts as an investor in this project. We do not separate enterprise, town and the Region, that is why we systematically invest in the urban environment development, improvement of the quality of life. In frames of the agreement we perform financing of the project documentation development for the overhaul of houses. A lot of work has already been done, a lot of calculations have been performed, the expertise has been organized. I would like to thank the Government of Perm Region, overhaul fund, administration of Gubakha town, all participants of the Project. This is a big event for Gubakha. As a result, town residents will receive not only updated houses, but also a modern public space in the town, decorated in the uniform style, - stated the Chairman of Board of Directors of PJSC Metafrax, Mr. Armen Garslyan.

The costs of the project works are about 10 Million Rubles. The overhaul itself will be paid by the overhaul fund. The Administration of Gubakha town will ensure payment 15% of the costs of the works for each house.

- For the first time in the history of Perm region the big Company takes part in the overhaul process of the houses. The Government of the Region, represented by the overhaul fund, will ensure the required control on the performance of the works. The Government of Perm Region is interested to spread this practice to other territories of the Region, - said the Deputy Head of the Government of Perm Region, Mr. Anton Udalyev.

- Our town is rapidly developing together with our local economic mainstay. Big scope of the works has been performed for the landscaping and public amenities, repairs of the roads. Now, thanks to the Region Government and the Management of PJSC Metafrax we start large-scale overhaul of the houses. This project will significantly improve the image of our town, - noted the Head of Gubakha town, Mr. Nikolay Lazejkin.

30January
2020
"Metafrax" builds a philosophy of production culture

The First Deputy Minister of Industry, Entrepreneurship and Trade of the Perm Region Elena Degtyareva visited “Metafrax” on a working visit. She highly praised the progress in implementation in the company of the national project to increase labor productivity and employment support.

With the “Metafrax” director of finance and economics Elena Vetluzhskikh, adviser to the chairman of the board of directors Maria Konovalova, chief mechanical engineer Alexander Eske and the representatives of the project team the head visited the repair shop of the company, which became the project launching site.

“Metafrax” became a part of the national project for increase of the labor productivity and employment support in September last year. In December, the results of the first three months of work under the program were summed up.

- The result of the project execution will be the optimization of repair processes; they will become more efficient, faster and easier, in production units it will become cleaner and safer. At the same time, having achieved optimization, we do not set our goal to reduce the quantity of the personnel,” said Elena Vetluzhskikh, project manager. – In the Perm Region we are far from the first to become a part of this project; dozens of companies today are implementing a production efficiency program. But I can definitely say that “Metafrax” was the first to optimize the repair processes. The repair workshop became the pilot workshop, in the future we step-by-step plan to introduce a production efficiency program in the power supply workshop and the workshop for maintenance and repair of automated control systems. Ideally, a culture of continuous improvement shall be the culture of our entire enterprise.

During the project execution time the company intends to form a special philosophy of the production culture. Top managers, chief specialists and personnel of the enterprise are actively involved in the work.

- At “Metafrax” a new approach to the organization of the work process is being implemented by increase of labor productivity with an emphasis on the work of the repair service. Execution of the project in the future will ensure the continuous operation of the entire complex, taking into account the newly commissioned capacities, in particular the Ammonia-Urea-Melamine complex. Thus, with an increase in the number of the serviced facilities, as well as maintaining the regular number of the repair service, the unit will be able to fulfill its tasks, comments Elena Degtyareva.

29January
2020
The 107 tons condenser is installed in the AUM Complex of the “Metafrax” Company

The instalaltion of 107 tons carbamate condenser was performed  in January at the Construction Site of “Ammonia-Urea-Melamine” Complex of the “Metafrax” Company in Gubakha. It is planned to complete all mechanical activities at site in 2020.

Preparation works to the main actions for the unit instalaltion started at the beginning of January. Lifting and instalaltion of condenser at an altitude of 44 meters were performed by the specialists of the general work contractor of the AUM Complex construction, “Uralenergostroj” Company and by the representatives of the subcontractors, using two cranes with the load capacity of 600 and 250 tons.

The construction of the AUM Complex is in an active phase. According to the CEO of Metafrax, Mr. Vladimir Daut, it is planned to start up the water treatment unit and the steam boiler in the first half of 2020. All mechanical works at Site will be completely finished in 2020. The Complex will be put into operation in 2021. 

The ex-Governor of Perm Region, Mr. Maxim Reshentikov visited the Construction Site of AUM Complex on January, 17.  This working trip to Metafrax was his last official visit as the Head of the Region, since on January, 21st,  the President of Russia, Mr. Vladimir Putin signed an order to appoint Mr. Maxim Reshetnikov to the post of the Economic Development Minister of Russian Federation.

Starting from the beginning of the project the investments have amounted for more than  54 billion rubles (including VAT). Currently the Object is more than 50% ready.

14January
2020
For the first time in its history “Metafrax Trading” awarded “Leaders of the Year”

LLC “Metafrax Trading” summarized results of the first corporative competition “Leader of the Year”. Its aim is the initiative support and creation of condition for employee career growth.

Candidates were chosen by decision of company department organizations. Totally, 26 nominees were nominated in 5 categories. The winner among managers in “Manager” nomination became Margarita Belyakova, Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs Department. In the nomination “Valuable employee”, where the professional activity, constant work results and initiative are under evaluation, won Yulia Trekova, Leading HR specialist.

The winner in the nomination “Sympathy of the Year” chosen by voting among all company employees became Olga Volegova, Financial Department specialist.

In the nomination “Limitless resource” for those employees, who combine a professional and public activity, won Natalya Lyatambur, Leading specialist of staff recruitment and development.

In the nomination, “Breakthrough of the Year” for young employees the winner became Angelina Lesenchuk, Leading counsel for Legal and Corporate Affairs.

The award ceremony was held on the 28th of December. Prizes such as diplomas and valuable prizes for the best employees were presented by Armen Garslyan, Chairman of the Board of PJSC Metafrax, Oleg Mamaev, CEO of LLC “Metafrax Trading” and other managers of “Metafrax Group”

01January
2020
«Metafrax Group» was awarded with the «Premium of Kindness»

The opening of the festival "Secrets of Krestovaya Mount" is recognized as the kindest event of the year in Prikamye.

«Premium of Kindness» is an honorary title, that does not have a cash equivalent. It was first established in Perm Region in 2019. The project was supported by the Governor's administration and Culture Ministry of Perm Region, «Perm community», OOO «Lukoil-Perm».

The winners of the “Premium of Kindness” were selected in five nominations. Municipalities of Prikamye and regional cultural institutions could initiate their nomination. In total, more than 50 nominees were announced for participation.

PJSC Metafrax was recognized as the best in the nomination «Event» for its many years of support of the “Sunset on Krestovaya mount” project. The award - a memorial figurine, created according to the sketches of the Perm sculptor Mr. Ravil Ismagilov - was presented to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company Mr. Armen Garslyan by the Head of Gubakha Mr. Nikolay Lazeykin.

 In addition to Metafrax Group, the “Premiums of Kindness” in 2019 were received by the Civil and Community Initiatives Fund «Preobrazhenie» (Solikamsk), Honorary Citizen of Dobryanka municipal settlement Mr. Mikhail Kalinin, Perm branch of the «MobileTeleSystems» Company and Perm writer and painter Mrs. Nina Gorlanova.

We would like to remind, that for the first time the theatre landscape festival " Secrets of Krestovaya Mount" was held in the summer of 2012. One of its creative components was the project “Ballet at Sunset” at the top of the Rudyansky Ridge of the Krestovaya Mount. Since then, the festival has become an annual event. In 2019 the legendary rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar was performed at its opening by artists of the Perm Academic Theatre-Theatre.

18December
2019
Russian ports of the Baltic Sea require modernization

The development of port infrastructure for transshipment of liquid chemical cargo in Ust-Luga, Kingisepp and St. Petersburg will allow to increase the export potential of the Russian chemical industry.

Oleg Mamaev, General Director of "Metafrax-Trading" LLC, took part in the round table activities on the topic of "Development of export potential of the Perm region". The dialogue was held on the site of "Kommersant-Prikamye" newspaper in Perm and was attended by representatives of Perm region government, the Perm customs, the Perm chamber of Commerce and industry, heads of industrial enterprises, heads of small and medium-sized businesses as well as experts such as academic economists and lawyers.

At the end of 2018, the Perm region entered the top 15 regions of the country in terms of exports and took the 11th place. The scope of export from the Perm region for 8 months of 2019 amounted to 3,49 billion dollars. This is 6,37% more than the amount from the same period of 2018.

Representatives of the Ministry of economic development and Ministry of industry, entrepreneurship and trade of Perm region have spoken about the progress of implementation of the national project "International cooperation and export" in the Kama region. They have also spoken about regional projects and development programs for IT industry, higher education and tourism as well as existing support tools for industrial export and the results of the interregional export forum which was held in October of 2019 in Perm.

In his speech, Oleg Mamaev drew attention of the companies that are beginning to export to the necessity of careful planning of any export operations, taking into account various nuances, for example, ones related to the use of reserve currency or the process of customs clearance for goods. As for the proposals to the public authorities, he focused on the tasks for transport infrastructure development.

"Right now, the active development of modern ports in the Leningrad region has begun - Ust-Luga, Kingisepp, the oil terminal in Saint Petersburg. However, the lack of port infrastructure for transshipment of liquid chemical cargo still forces Russian manufacturers to rely of services of Finnish ports. And this leads to the increase in the tank turnover as well as increase in expenses and time for transportation. The creation of domestic port infrastructure would allow to significantly increase the competitiveness of Russian chemical products and create new workplaces", - Oleg Mamaev emphasised.

General Director of "Metafrax-Trading" LLC has also urged the entrepreneurs to develop a thought-out strategy for both domestic and foreign market presence.

"We should not be fixated on export only. Russian market has great capacity; you can invest into and develop our domestic consumers. This market will always support you in case of difficulties with export", - Oleg Mamaev noted. 

As a reminder, the geography of "Metafrax Group" supply includes more than 1000 consumers of chemical products from the UK, Finland, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Brazil, Australia and more than 50 countries additionally. In 2018, almost 45% of the revenue was generated from exports of methanol and its derivatives.

12December
2019
Business is waiting for restart of state support tools that proved the effectiveness

Representatives of “Metafrax Group” participated in the National Industrial Forum. The event was held on the 6th of December in Moscow and supported by Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) and by Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. The forum aim was the position building of industrial plants regarding key points for national project implementation and industrial policy of Russia in general, defining of legislation improvement vector related to state support for national industry. PJSC Metafrax has positive experience to use current mechanisms of state support. Subsidies for partial loan interest refund and subsidies for railway tank purchase were received. Costs for staff training within framework of national project “Labor productivity and local employment support” were reimbursed, two special investment contracts (SPIC) with total investment amount of more than 80 billion rubles were signed. Receiving of concessional loan in Industrial Development Fund and signing of agreement with Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation for implementation of Corporate Competitiveness Enhancement Program (CCEP) are at the final stage. Delegates of “Metafrax Group” came to the forum with specific proposals how to improve the current legislation.

At interdisciplinary session “State support measures of industrial companies”, General Director Deputy for Economics and Finance of “Metafrax Trading” LLC Oleg Gordienko came up with proposals related to practical implementation of state support mechanisms. Particularly, he raised the question about guarantee saving of current SPICs in case of changes in local legislation, and he also proposed to develop the mechanisms, how to put updates in current CCEPs. «The current situation with global prices on methanol and other chemicals informs us that in upcoming years there will be a decrease of trading volume, including export due to the price decrease. In this conditions it’s reasonable to foresee in legislation the mechanisms of CCEP updates, considering market condition” , - said Oleg Gordienko.

Except this, he proposed to foresee a possibility of concessional loan provision for development and manufacturing of equipment pioneer batches produced as per Russian technologies, he highlighted the necessity of railway infrastructure development and construction of port terminals to perform tasks for national project “International cooperation and export”

The practical forum result will be a proposal formation for the Government of the Russian Federation, how to ensure the industrial company participation in national project implementation. The RUIE President Aleksandr Shokhin highlighted that business is looking forward to restart tools that proved the effectiveness.

«Program of company supports that implement corporate programs of competitiveness increase has been started recently, but it raised quite a big interest for business. But this institute need to be adjusted considering identified problems (technical as well as system ones) and we shouldn’t be limited by performed selection only. In general, we need to think about going beyond 2024 that is regarded as decisive year for many supporting tools”, - said Aleksandr Shokhin.

More than 800 delegates guest participated in the National Industrial Forum: Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation management, State Duma deputies, leaders of branch unions and associations, management of federal and regional development institutes, proprietors and top-managers of leading industrial companies related to metallurgic complex, shipbuilding, chemical, telecommunication and pharmaceutical companies.