Nov 27, 2013

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum Signs Agreements with Russian Company

Commonwealth of Independent States becomes major focus

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, a global manufacturer of vacuum pumps and systems, signed a contract with a distributor for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region. This contract will be the basis for a strategic partnership with Vacuummash, a vacuum pump and systems supplier in Russia, and will facilitate the access to the CIS.

"By signing these agreements, the cooperation of the last 20 years has now been ratified in due form, stabilizing the grown relationship of trust. We are convinced that this is the right way of implementing our growth strategy in this region," said Dr. Martin Füllenbach, CEO of Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GmbH.

The Joint Stock Co., JSC Vacuumash, is a vacuum technology company in Russia and the largest manufacturer of vacuum systems in the region holding a market share of around 30%. The company, which was founded in 1943 and has been in the vacuum business for more than 50 years, has more than 400 employees in Russia and the neighboring CIS countries.

There has already been a joint development cooperation and supply relationship between the two companies in the field of diffusion and booster pumps for the last 20 years. The recently signed, long-term agreement offers advantages for Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, so that in the future, Russian clients in the areas of metallurgy, chemical, energy and research and development will benefit from this agreement. Accordingly, Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum will furnish fore vacuum and high vacuum products as well as complete vacuum systems into the Russian market.

The agreements also cover the use of Vacuummash’s servicing capabilities for Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum’s equipment in the region of the CIS. This will further benefit market penetration in this region and enhance customer proximity.