September 22 -25 the specialized XII International exhibition "Weapon and Security - 2015" was held in Kiev. Our company was also among the participants.
The event was held in the International Exhibition Center, and in view of recent realities caused the heightened interest. The State Concern "Ukroboronprom" was the co-organizer of the exhibition which leadership has recently visited Zaporozhye, including PJSC "DSS". It is that August meeting that has served as an impetus for a more active cooperation with our company.
Our company was represented by: Acting Chairman of the Board Vitaliy Kornievsky, First Deputy Chairman of the Board - Director of Finance and Economics Sergey Kiyko, Deputy Chairman of the Board - Sales Director Alexander Shabanov, head of the central laboratory of facility Anatoly Salnikov and others specialists of DSS.
In addition to the poster exposition, for more detailed information about our company, a conference was organized on which was clearly demonstrated the plant potential. In general, the positive effect of the exhibition was achieved. In particular, an extended acquaintances and networking took place not only with enterprises of our country, but also with foreign (European Union) defense industry. In addition, the old partnerships were enhanced and predetermined the new ones.
And it's not just about companies that make up the "Ukroboronprom", but also our partners, which are not included in this public concern as well as we are. Such as PJSC "AvtoKrAZ", JSC "Motor Sich" and others. They also presented their products for the war needs at the exhibition. Noteworthy is the fact that in modern armored vehicles, aircraft engines, canons and many other defense products used steel produced at DSS.
- Even in his first visit to us in August, the management of "Ukroboronprom" presented the product catalog for discussion to our specialists for import substitution, - says Alexander Shabanov. - This catalog has been carefully examined by our technical services and prepared a number of imported products positions which we can completely replace. Head of "Ukroboronprom" Roman Romanov mentioned DSS as a leader in Ukraine on import substitution. As a consequence, we had agreed that the enterprises belonging to the group "Ukroboronprom" will order the steel grades produced by our plant.
Also, appraising worthily our potential, the heads of state concern informed that catalog of products for import substitution has presented earlier is only the part of the extended one. And soon the complemented catalog will be presented to our specialists for review as well.
- The level of the event in which we have participated is big enough for Ukraine, - concluded Alexander. - Meeting with the management of "Ukroboronprom “, meetings and business negotiations with representatives of other companies at the exhibition helped us to move to a higher level of cooperation, changed general knowledge to a particular field of business cooperation.