Technological sovereignty is in the focus
The Forum on Potential and Prospects for the Machine Tool Industry in the New Economic Environment continues its work within the Metalloobrabotka 2022 conference programme.
Professionals gathered at the Panel on the Technological Sovereignty: Critical Technologies and Growth Points organised by EXPOCENTRE AO, the Stankin Moscow State University of Technology, the Industry Project Management Centre, with participation of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Vladimir Serebrenny, Rector of the Stankin Moscow State University of Technology, told about the research conducted by the university in March. About 80 enterprises were surveyed. The data showed that the problem of critical shortages is much more widespread than everyone is used to believe and is not limited to machine tools and machining centres. Because metalworking equipment includes many processes - welding, hydraulics and so on.
Khairula Dzhamaldinov from the Department of Machine Tool Building and Investment Engineering of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade underlined the relevance of the topic of import substitution. He spoke about what the government and the Ministry of Industry and Trade are doing in terms of localisation, technological sovereignty. About what mechanisms are used to regulate and stimulate the use of Russian products.
The speakers noted the current significant dependence of the metalworking industry on imports. On the other hand, the industry enterprises expressed their intention to find alternatives to this situation in the coming 2-3 years.
Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO