Moscow, Russia was the site for our most recent trade fair held 2-5 June 2015. Our stand featured a collection of concrete masonry units which captured the attention of attendees and drew them into our stand for discussions with Besser staff. Natasha Arkhipenko, Besser Sales Representative, indicated, “The attendees were very interested in the units – especially those produced by Termodan’s Servopac in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Visitors were impressed by the quality of the concrete compaction, the crispness of the splits and the accuracy of their sizes.”
The Besser team welcomed prospects and current customers to our stand. Mr. Kurmaev, CEO of Krus Salavat visited with Besser staff to discuss arranging technical assistance from Besser for recommissioning his two fully automatic Vibrapac plants that have been sitting idle for nearly 20 years. The block produced in these two facilities will be used to construct housing in two large districts of Salavat. He anticipates receiving permission from the local government to bring the plants online within the next few months.
The group also received a visit from Mr. Vladimir Shul’ga Chairman and Egor Penomarkenko, General Manager of Blok. Both men are great fans of Besser. Mr. Shul’ga presented Mike with a Besser Block News magazine dating back to 1974. The magazine was given to him by his predecessor who visited Alpena after purchasing a V3-12 which is still operating.
Concrete pipe is also needed throughout the region. Prospective customers met with Grant Fluent and Natasha to determine which Besser pipe machine will best satisfy their need to produce pipe for infrastructure projects. “The Russian market is very important for Besser. We have a lot of equipment already in place and lots of potential to supply more. Once sanctions are lifted and building returns to the region, which I am sure it will, we’ll be ready,” commented Mike Munro, International Sales Manager.