Russian VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation is the largest manufacturer of titanium. Moreover, not only in Russia, but also in Western countries. The problem is the lack of own raw materials. However, Avisma adequately cope with the difficulties of this kind. Recently, the corporation received a titanium raw materials from Australia. The amount of the first installment amounted to about 30 000 tonnes. Titaniferous concentrate was shipped to Novorossiysk. It should be noted that Avisma in 2015 to increase the volume of deliveries. The list of suppliers of titanium raw materials includes several countries. Thus, the Russian giant insure against all kinds of disasters. Both economic and political.
Mikhail Voevodin, General Director of VSMPO-Avisma, is ready to be included in the list of suppliers Vietnam. Import of ilmenite from the region would be quite beneficial to the corporation in respect of the cost. However, the rub in the product quality. According to engineers, the best performance has Ukrainian and Australian raw materials. For this reason, these deliveries are made according to these directions.
It is possible and cooperation with Africa. Industrial properties titaniferous raw materials fully satisfy international standards. Less in this case — the high cost of intercontinental transport. Accordingly, it is increasing and the cost of shipping. What today eliminates Africa as a supplier of raw materials. However, both sides continue to consider opportunities for cooperation. It is possible that marketers will be able to find ways of mutually beneficial partnership.
In early July, VSMPO-Avisma has signed a long term agreement with the company «Rolls Royce». Under the agreement, the Russian company will be the supplier of titanium semi-finished products for 9 years. Deliveries will begin in 2016. It is expected that the profit from the cooperation of the Russian and British companies will exceed 300 million. USD. Also, the company continues to cooperate with the American Boeing Corporation.
According to Mikhail Voevodin, VSMPO-Avisma is going to expand the range of products for the aviation sector. The company continues to increase its production capacity in the construction, oil and gas, healthcare industry. Today Avisma produces supplies to 50 countries. The number of employees of the corporation is about 20 000 people.