A Russian construction and development group has launched a 60,000m2 per year PVC window and balcony profile line at a subsidiary building components site in western Russia.
Promstroydetal, a materials sub division of home builder PJSC Orelstroy, recently opened the new line, supplied by Turkish supplier Yilmaz Machinery, on the site of a former wooden windows plant in the Orlovsky district of Orel region.
The new line, scheduled to turn out up to 150 products per day, will initially supply vinyl windows and balcony components for installation in apartment blocks developed by Orelstroy holding.
Its new semi-automated production line was acquired from the Istanbul-based machinery supplier through its official Russian distributor company Spectrum.
PVC products, aimed at improving thermal insulation and soundproofing in the group's residential buildings which previously featured wood frame windows, are part of Orelstroy's current improvement programme.
"The acquisition and launch of a new semi-automatic line for the production of plastic windows is the first step on the way to the planned large-scale modernization of the production sector of the holding company," the Promstroydetal emphasized.
The subsidiary, based in Orel, the region's main city, also produces construction materials for the developer including mortar mixes and bituminous material based on natural asphalt. At the end of 2017, the Promstroydetal workforce totalled 206, of which 53 are engineering and technical staff.