Russian Tyremakers Meet to Discuss Industry Concerns
Russia’s largest tyre and rubber manufacturers have held their inaugural joint round table meeting to discuss industry concerns. This meeting took place on April 6 as part of the first sitting of a Chamber of Commerce and Industry subcommittee set up to advocate the interests of the country’s industry.
The meeting was attended by representatives of Russia’s major tyre and rubber companies – Sibur-Russian Tyres, Amtel-Vredestein, Nokian Tyres, Michelin, Nizhnekamskshina, Group TADEM, RTI-Kauchuk and by government officers and companies and associations that rely on tyre and rubber production.
Sibur-Russian’s Igor Karavaev, the subcommittee chairman, presented the committee’s main areas of focus and activity, with other members contributing to the discussion. The subcommittee mapped out their main task as being to facilitate the consolidation and prosperity of Russian tyre industry in order to protect its interests at the governmental level. Other key areas are the provision of equal competitive facilities for Russian and foreign tyre and rubber manufacturers, the implementation of favourable Russian legislation and the provision of assistance to aid in the rapid installation and retrofitting of new technology.
During the session a subcommittee executive body and specialist task groups were formed, and these groups will meet independently and make plans in their specific area of concern in the coming weeks. The subcommittee’s structure is expected to be further expanded in the near future as areas of activity are further widened.