On September 27, Tverskoy Excavator Plant (part of RM-Terex) celebrated its 70th anniversary. Just for one day, the plant opened doors into its state-of-the-art assembly facility for localized Terex TLB 825 backhoe-loader and the company’s latest products - TVEX 140/180 single-bucket crawler and wheeled excavators.
Tverskoy Excavator Plant’s history started in 1943 with consumer goods, excavator components and spare parts. After the war, the plant assembled the first dragline wheeled excavator in the country (E-255). In 1970s, hydraulic crawler and wheeled excavators were launched. Today, the plant is part of RM-Terex, a joint venture between the Russian corporation Russian Machines and the global Terex Corporation, focusing on crawler and wheeled excavators, and fork lifts with up to 5 t. lifting capacity.
Today, the plant is in the midst of restructuring and prioritizes on high-tech equipment and tooling, production system development, professional training for employees, better working conditions, product and service quality improvement.
The celebrations centered around the manufacturing facility. Tver Mayor Alexander Korzin, Minister for Industry and IT Evgeniy Vozhakin and other local government officials congratulated the plant, underscoring its importance for regional economy, praising its team and wishing it successful growth.
During the celebrations, RM-Terex and Tver Vocational School announced a new training center established on Tverskoy Excavator Plant’s premises under the umbrella of Tver Region Education Ministry. The Construction and Road-Building Equipment Operator program will focus on operator training and professional exams offering theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on experience with motor graders, excavators and backhoe-loaders. Upon graduation, the trainees will obtain state operator certificates. Up to 300 operators are planned to be trained each year.
According to the agreement, Tver Vocational School will provide teaching staff and state-approved programs and exams. In its turn, Tverskoy Excavator Plant will bring into this partnership classrooms and fully equipped training site for in-field experience with construction and road-building equipment.
Alexader Filatov, CEO of RM-Terex, LLC: “Today, Tverskoy Excavator Plant is one of the leaders in regional machine building. One of its distinctive features over the years has been commitment to new developments and progress. In 2011, partnership with global Terex Corporation marked the new era in the plant’s history. As part of this deal, it has successfully launched TLB backhoe-loaders. This year, the plant has introduced an updated range of TVEX excavators. This is not only a quantitative change, but also a quality milestone in achieving the set target – launching machines worthy of the global brand name in the Russian and international markets.”
Vladimir Chekalin, Managing Director of Tverskoy Excavator, LLC: “For us, this anniversary is an opportunity to look back at our history and see where we stand now. We chose the path of development using the experience offered by our international partners. This year, the plant has launched a new painting complex and mastered Terex tower cranes manufacturing. Active localization of Terex backhoe-loader is under way. We plan to introduce a new competitive excavator with an imported engine, more comfortable cab and components manufactured by leading international brands. We are not going to stop and optimistically look to the future”.