Site news 23.01.2014
January 23, 2014, Rybinsk. - On 22 January 2014 a government delegation headed by deputy prime-minister of the RF Olga Golodets together with the regional and municipal administration leaders visited NPO Saturn.
Getting acquainted with the region’s social policy, the representatives of the RF government visited VolgAero, a joint venture between NPO Saturn and Snecma (SAFRAN Group, France), as well as some of NPO Saturn’s production shops and its training center.
“What I saw really exceeded all my expectations,” - shared Olga Golodets. – The Yaroslavl region is steadily developing, and so are the industries paving solid foundation for life and well-being of the people who live here. We discussed the extent of the lack of resources, how we can narrow that gap through training programs, how we could collaborate on the federal level and how we, the government, could facilitate the development of such major enterprises while sustaining and stimulating the further development of the adopted high technologies. What’s essential is that the region strives to preserve its traditional uniqueness while mastering the new advanced technologies both in the agricultural field and aerospace engineering, and we can only commend such serious work and people’s commitment to it.”
Speaking of NPO Saturn, vice prime-minister noted: “if before the companies complained about decreasing their production volumes, pointing to how hard their life is, today this particular company talks only about its readiness to deliver more; it has all it takes to succeed: qualification, the application of high technologies, a system of professional training put in place; it now needs more professionals, more employees. And all that I’ve seen here fills me up with optimism. Therefore we will collaborate to make it work.”
Traditionally NPO Saturn has made a significant contribution to the region’s social and economic development. Over the last three years NPO Saturn has drastically increased its production and sales volumes. The order portfolio has been expanded in each field of the company’s operation: there has been steady growth in the production volume of such commercial engines as D-30KP-2 and SaM146; that also holds true for the special-purpose applications. The number of people working at Saturn as of 1 January 2014 is 11 851 employees, including 3159 design engineering cadre out of whom 74 people are soon-to-become or already certified Ph.D’s. The average age of the company’s employees is 42.3 years. The share of employees with higher education is quite substantial - 38% while 25% of the company’s population have vocational training. Since 2006 there has been a constant trend of people acquiring a second higher education. To date this share amounts to 1,73 % of the overall number of employees which demonstrates the willingness of people to upgrade their academic and qualification levels through earning a second, or even a third higher education diploma.
The company holds annual vocational training sessions and qualification level upgrades. In 2013 6.5 thousand people were trained by the company (it’s worth noting that only 7% of the employees were trained by external training organizations); for the most part the training is administered through NPO Saturn’s training center, which the government delegation also had a chance to visit. Every year NPO Saturn hires over 250 young employees. Presently there are 4246 people working at Saturn whose age is under 35 years which amounts to one third of the company’s total labor force.
“Starting from 2010 NPO Saturn has been demonstrating a positive development dynamics, - emphasized Ilya Fedorov, NPO Saturn chief executive officer. - Over the past three years we have managed to increase our production volume by over 100%; we have invested around 9 billion rubles in the upgrade of our production infrastructure. But what’s most important is the significant growth of the output ratio per employee, it more than doubled in 2013 compared to the 2010 figures. And we still have a long way to go compared to the output ratio per employee demonstrated in some occidental companies.
Working in such a science-intensive industry as aircraft gas turbine engine building, in the conditions of domestic and global work-sharing requires the availability of highly-qualified professionals. That’s why we are so active about interacting with technical higher-learning institutions, intensifying the future job awareness programs with local schools, constantly enhancing the diversity of our very own training center’s services, elaborating new social programs and staking on the generations to come.”
The NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-building company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, naval ships and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the All-Russian public organization The Union of mechanical engineers of Russia whereby the regional branch is headed by I. N. Fedorov, NPO Saturn CEO.
NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (OJSC) and acts as the leader of the Civil Engines Division, a business unit of UEC founded on 09.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (OJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), PMZ (OJSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), REMOS-PM (CJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC) and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC).
United Engine Corporation (OJSC) is a subsidiary of the OBORONPROM UIC (OJSC). The UEC structure integrates over 85% of Russia’s leading companies specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of gas turbine machinery as well as the key enterprises - the industry’s integral players. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards.
The OBORONPROM United Industrial Corporation (OJSC) is a multi-field machine-building group created in 2002. It is part of Rostec. The main fields of activity are helicopter building (the Russian Helicopters holding), engine building (the UEC holding) and other assets.
The Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.
Deputy prime-minister of the Russian Federation Olga Golodets visited NPO Saturn (1) (22.01.2014) 223 kb
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