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Karkas Monolit opens new precast factory in Russia

Modern precast facades will reshape the cityscape

State-of-the-art precast production technology will serve the traditional construction market in the Nizhny Novgorod region. Colored, polished, and graphic concrete were greeted with interest at the factory’s opening ceremony.

The new plant is equipped with a production line for sandwich and partition wall panels and piles, molds, and machinery for producing ventilation shafts and stairs, a concrete transportation system, and a fast shuttering system. Elematic production lines and machinery were delivered to the new production facility, which opened on November 4th, 2015, after a construction period of just 14 months.

“With the new investment, Karkas Monolit is taking a giant step toward western architectural and quality standards,” says Harri Lahtivesi, Elematic Area Director in Russia. “Different solutions for precast facades, such as colored, polished, and graphic concrete, will bring an attractive alternative to conventional precast construction. New products will reshape the cityscape in the region.”

Ensuring a fast production speed and high-quality end products were decisive factors in choosing the machinery for the new unit. Compared with the cast-in-situ technique previously used at the site, precast technology enables remarkable savings in terms of time and labor costs. Moreover, new possibilities with different surface treatments are of interest to housing agencies in the Nizhny Novgorod region, where traditional precast building constitutes the prevailing building stock.

The planned capacity of the new factory is 250,000m2 of facade panels and 60,000m2 of precast wall elements per year. This capacity makes KM Precast the biggest precast factory in the Nizhny Novgorod region. The investment into the project is valued at RUB 1.7 billion, which is approximately EUR 24.5 million.

For more information, please contact:
Nina Lehtonen, Marketing Manager
Tel. +358 3 549 511
Email: nina.lehtonen@elematic.com

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