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The concept of the development of the concern "Kalashnikov"

The concept of the development of the concern "Kalashnikov"Interview with the general director of the concern Konstantin Busygin.

The top manager of the Kalashnikov concern in an interview told about the goals and objectives of the concern, cooperation with foreign partners and the training program.

- What do you see as the need to unite the largest armory enterprises of Russia into a single vertically integrated complex?

- The concern will not include all enterprises of the industry, while we are talking only about three: “Izhevsk Mechanical Plant”, “Izhmash” and Vyatsko-Polyansky machine-building plant “Molot”. Today, the production lines of factories, which in one way or another consist in a holding structure, overlap, creating competition. That is, we compete with ourselves, we interfere with each other to work both in the domestic and foreign markets. As a result, we are losing those niches that traditionally belonged to the rifle industry of the Russian Federation. Therefore, it was decided to merge the rifle enterprises of the three plants listed into the Kalashnikov concern, within which the role of each of the plants will be clearly defined, there will be a general production line, general purchases, and general quality control. We will be able to reduce the cost of production. We must regain lost positions in the domestic and foreign markets. We must regain, above all, the quality, reliability and simplicity of products.

- Is the group structure already fully built? How clear is it, and how will the roles of the enterprises belonging to the holding be distributed?

- Roles are already distributed. By decision of the head of Rostec Sergey Chesmezov, today the Kalashnikov concern includes two companies, Izhevsk Mechanical Plant and Izhmash, which was renamed Kalashnikov concern 13 of August. In the near future, we expect the transfer of shares of the plant "Molot". And on this 2013 year we end. Izhevsk plant NITI “Progress” Koshkin are in the holding, but the question of transferring them to the Kalashnikov concern has not yet been finally resolved.

- Have you developed a short-term and long-term development strategy for the group?

- The short-term program has not yet been fully developed. We have defined a development concept that will be presented to the leadership of Rostec, the leadership of the military-industrial complex, and the president of the Russian Federation. If this concept is supported, we will be able to calculate all production capacities, how much we will be able to produce one or another nomenclature of products, how we will be able to compete and develop in the future. For ourselves, we determined that the concern should have its own cartridge factory, which should be located on the territory of the Udmurt Republic, should have its own precision weapons factory. It is no secret that for about 30 years Izhmash, Izhmeh and Hammer have been working in the high-precision direction. We want to open a high-precision weapons plant either on the basis of the MSC-15 or on the 300th production - the Izhmekhov site “Baikal”.

- Is the concern ready for competition today? What do you intend to take to improve the competitiveness of your products?

- We focus on the quality and reliability of our products. The existing production line of our factories will not be particularly transported, because, unfortunately, today we produce much less products than we can produce. We are negotiating both with domestic manufacturers of various parts and uniforms, and with foreign organizations on long-term cooperation programs. Beretta, Steyr Mannlicher, Glock, Heckler & Koch want to cooperate with us. We will build a long-term cooperation program on Russian terms.

- Do you intend to create joint ventures with foreign partners? Under what conditions would it be possible? And are there any specific suggestions?

- Yes, there are specific proposals from Mannlicher's Beretta. They were long ago, but they were reduced, one way or another, to entering the Russian market with their products through Izhmash (now the Kalashnikov Concern). We have our suggestions to the other side. We are interested in technology, machinery, equipment, staff training. It is not about delivering products, but about producing them here in Russia. We will naturally select together with specialists from both sides about what kind of products it will be. But production should be only in Russia. It is simply not interesting for us to simply import their products through us and sell them here, because we have a huge amount of our developments, both today and those who, as they say, have not yet seen the light. We have something to show, we have something to win over the market, unfortunately lost by the fragmentation of the rifle industry. We will work in this direction. It's time to collect stones.

–How does the concern intend to counter weapons counterfeit?

- The development strategy of the concern involves the creation of a management company that will directly engage in the brand, its promotion, rebranding and reimbursement of financial resources for using the name Kalashnikov, the name of our legendary designer. It is no secret that some countries have been using this brand for more than a decade. Since the registration of the concern, we are entitled to make such claims. This will be done when the management company is created.

- How did you select the team? How qualified are they, given the concern's directions? How are you going to solve the problem of shortage of personnel in the field? This also applies to developers and craftsmen artisans?

- We are interested in the fact that we have our own personnel, I mean Udmurtia and the surrounding regions. There are enough managerial personnel, there is a lack of middle managers, workers for working on CNC machines. Little by little, the people went to the plant, apparently this was due to the fact that our salary was doubled, the working conditions at the enterprise changed. But so far this is not enough to cover the deficit in personnel to meet the needs of the market of the CIS countries. We are currently working on a training program. We will begin with the kindergarten, on which we take patronage. I would like to develop a program of computer games for children of this age, which will be focused on patriotic education. Let our children kill our enemies as part of the game with our domestic weapons, learn to defend their homeland since childhood. The next stage is a specialized school or a lyceum where exact sciences will prevail, after which the training can be continued either at the rifle department of IzhSTU, which we plan to expand and give it more opportunities, or in a technical school. Now we are deciding on the transfer of technical school IzhSTU. Most importantly, at the end of the training there will be a workplace. Thus, we will plan in advance who will be with us in five years. Training will be on a paid basis, we will pay for training, both in technical school and in IzhSTU. We will strengthen the school of weapon skills, which was created at the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant, by specialists. Here they will be able to improve their skills, if necessary, to retrain those who are already working in our enterprises. We are still at the beginning of a long journey.

- By what principle will the concern be financed? And how and when do you plan to bring it to self-sufficiency?

- We still live at a loss, even taking into account the huge debts that we inherited. By law, we must reimburse the interest rate to Sberbank, which already helps us, helped by the Whirlwind program. They are great in this respect, thank them very much.

- The Ministry of Defense imposes strict requirements for the procurement of weapons and weapons, eyeing foreign models. How do you intend to build your relations with the Ministry of Defense and other law enforcement agencies of Russia?

- We will do what they need. The concern will form the largest design office in Russia, that is, all the best minds will be here, there is a production base. At the beginning of the year we received a license for cartridge production. We are ready to complete a cycle from order to loading into wagons, including the test moment for both high-precision and small-scale production. We have our own test station, which we have already put in order. Now we will deal with the Izhmekha test station. In this regard, we will not yield to Western models. We are talking about our army, we are doing this for our own. And what we will sell, it is already up to other structures.
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  1. experienced
    experienced 19 September 2013 17: 02
    we are competing with ourselves, we are interfering with each other working in both domestic and foreign markets.

    Either competition is good, then it harms ... belay
    Only concerns remain, but there is no aircraft building (civil), shipbuilding, and now small arms will be "finished off".
    We are currently working on a training program. We will start with a kindergarten, over which we take patronage. I would like to develop a program of computer games for children of this age, which will be focused on patriotic education.

    Populism in its purest form ... Concern for the production of weapons will be engaged in the development of computer games ... To me alone, it seems like a non-core "squandering" of money?

    And without reference to a specific character in Russia, the word "top manager" has become practically obscene. IMHO hi

    I liked the idea of ​​the chairman of the board of directors more:
    The leadership of the new Kalashnikov concern, together with the Russian Foreign Ministry, intends to protect the copyrights of its brand in foreign markets, so far Russia has not dealt closely with this issue, said Alexander Nazarov, chairman of the board of directors of the concern.

    «We will jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with those organizations that are involved in international law, defend this brand, and we have a clear understanding of how this will be implemented within the concern, by whom and what assistance will be provided by the state"," Nazarov said, ITAR-TASS reports.
    1. hommer
      hommer 19 September 2013 20: 11
      Quote: seasoned
      Either competition is good, then it harms ...

      Not according to the subject, but let's smile a little -

      A bit about weapons:

      M16 - Wedges when dirty
      AK47 - Works when dirty
      Trehlineyka - It has not been clean since the moment of issuance to the troops in 1892

      M16 - Hundreds of moving parts held together by dozens of bolts and screws
      AK47 - A pair of dozens of moving parts held by a handful of rivets.
      Trilinek - three moving parts, two screws.

      M16 - You would rather die than decide to smash your expensive rifle in hand-to-hand combat
      AK47 - your assault rifle can beat you well in hand-to-hand combat
      Three-ruler - Your rifle is a cool spear with the ability to shoot

      M16 - If the firing pin breaks, you send the rifle to the factory under warranty
      AK47 - If the hammer breaks, you insert a new one
      Three-line - If the hammer breaks, you spin it a couple of turns further into the shutter

      M16 - More difficult to manufacture than many aircraft
      AK47 - Used by countries that do not have money for airplanes
      Three-line - Aircraft shot down from it

      M16 - A plastic butt melts under a magnifying glass
      AK47 - Under the magnifying glass you can see the Vietnamese mud still working instead of grease
      Three-line - Under the magnifying glass you can see the impregnated tree BLOOD

      Owner's favorite drink
      M16 - Cognac
      AK47 - Vodka
      Three-line - Brake fluid drained from a frozen crowbar

      M16 - Makes a small hole, everything is neat, in accordance with the Geneva Convention
      AK47 - Makes a big hole, sometimes tears off limbs, does not comply with the Geneva Convention
      Three-line - One of the reasons for the creation of the Geneva Convention

      M16 - Perfectly shoots small rodents
      AK47 - Perfectly shoots enemies
      Trehlineyka - Excellent shoots light equipment

      M16 - Once in a river, it stops working
      AK47 - Once in the river, still shoots
      Three-line - Once in a river, usually used as a paddle

      M16 - Weapons for defense
      AK47 - Assault Weapons
      Trilinek - Victory Weapons!

      M16 - The grenade launcher is heavy, but can put a grenade in the window for 200 meters
      AK47 - If anything, the grenade from the grenade launcher can be thrown into the window with your hand
      Three-line - Grenade out the window? Hit through the wall, the cartridge pierces almost a meter of brick

      M16 - You can put a silencer, a small cartridge does not give a lot of sound
      AK47 - In principle, you can put a silencer, but it’s better just to press enemies to the ground with continuous fire
      Three-line - Nafig silencer, when after the first shot, everything will deafen in any way
  2. Lech from ZATULINKI
    Lech from ZATULINKI 19 September 2013 17: 10
    I would not want such a creation to turn into the next office of the HORN and HOPP type SKOLKOVO.
    1. asadov
      asadov 19 September 2013 17: 26
      sadly, but most likely it will be so. Another insanity with another failure
    2. user
      user 19 September 2013 18: 15
      Well, Izhevsk is not Moscow for you, who will give them so much to steal. And the question is about survival in the current conditions, in the sense of not only Izhmash, but the Russian rifle industry, so I think everything will be fine here
  3. domokl
    domokl 19 September 2013 17: 12
    The general oil has poured into the souls of readers. But is it not easier to honestly say, we want to work as a union, so that no one bothers or demands a new one ... The monopolist is calmer.
    You can’t put all your eggs in one basket. On the example of aviation, you can see everything. Dry works, the rest of the Soviet developments offer to modernize. Izhevsk is the capital of Russia. But how about all the others? They will die in the fight against such an elephant.
    Some kind of double-digit news ...
    1. Gayka
      Gayka 19 September 2013 17: 29
      Namely, two-digit. It seems that everything speaks well, but is this integration into a "single vertically integrated complex" really necessary? Or a couple of hundred managers, "coordinating work" and creating only the appearance of activity, once again need to fill their pockets?
  4. Rustam
    Rustam 19 September 2013 17: 25
    Another monopolist at our expense, but only prices and quality do not stretch to the world leader, the Bulgarian arsenal with its production in the USA makes much more advanced and high-quality products

    But to us, grief managers brought Izhmash to bankruptcy with backward technologies and exorbitant prices like those of Western models, but now they want to grab the GOZ at our expense, young people, keep it up
    1. Very old
      Very old 19 September 2013 17: 33
      My friend, I don’t see any other way to save the Great Mark. Do you have any suggestions?
  5. Alexey M
    Alexey M 19 September 2013 18: 17
    In the USSR, all developments were carried out at several research institutes. And then they selected the best. And now the concern kickbacks are a complete ruin for the treasury.
    GREAT RUSSIA 19 September 2013 18: 27
    Kalashnikov assault rifle is the best assault rifle in the world. Not one assault rifle in the world has so many modifications. And in terms of industrial production, it surpasses all assault rifles in the world combined. We must pay tribute to this great man. He must be awarded medals for services to the FATHERLAND, a medal of the hero of RUSSIA and other highest awards. He deserves this. And this concern has a good future. We wish good luck to the concern. And Kalashnikov, we wish him many years of life. He needs monuments, a truly great man.
    1. mejik
      mejik 19 September 2013 21: 01
      Quote: GREAT RUSSIA
      It is necessary to pay tribute to this great man. He must be awarded medals for services to the Fatherland, the medal of the hero of RUSSIA and other highest awards.

      My friend, you did not fall from the moon?

      And at the expense of the monument, he created it for himself a long time ago, in the forty-seventh
        GREAT RUSSIA 19 September 2013 21: 18
        I did not fall from the moon. And with his merits, it is necessary to cover his entire form with medals. And monuments should be in all areas of all cities.
  7. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 19 September 2013 18: 34
    I don’t know how others, but it seemed to me that the speech is still being conducted on organizational issues.
    And where is there even a word about renewing the machine tool park at the factories of the so-called "concern", about contracts for the purchase of high-quality alloys for weapons and other similar issues. When will they be decided?
    Or will a brand with the Kalashnikov badge appear and the weapon itself will begin to be updated, accuracy will increase, and body kits for machine guns from the factory will appear?
    Will new managers have to clap their hands and take profits?
    There have already been so many articles about the Kalashnikov, but apart from reliability, almost everyone says that it needs to be improved, but "things are still there." It's a shame!
      GREAT RUSSIA 19 September 2013 18: 47
      The fact is that this machine has been in the army for almost 70 years, and it has not yet exhausted its potential.
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  8. Sergey47
    Sergey47 19 September 2013 19: 53
    Well, how tenacious Serdyukovism is! There is a clear thought behind this verbal diarrhea: these managers are not going to do anything other than "assimilate" the budget pie. Associations with Skolkovo and its founding fathers are torn apart.
  9. Strashila
    Strashila 19 September 2013 20: 13
    What is the concept ... to destroy arms production in the bud ... the fact that he was going to fight with someone for the domestic market is already alarming, attracting Western manufacturers ... have already been attracted to armored vehicles ... they returned where they started.
  10. bunta
    bunta 19 September 2013 21: 36
    At the expense of competition, there is some truth. Boar really compete with saigas. Better if they go under the same brand. And in everything else ... This is complete sorrow. The nerd apparently does not even understand how much it costs to create a computer game brought at least to payback.
  11. harrymur
    harrymur 19 September 2013 21: 46
    in principle, the idea is not bad, to create competition between kb within the corporation, based on a common quality standard- SIMPLE AS A HAMMER AK-47, good luck to locksmiths, we are waiting for new products simple and reliable
    1. bunta
      bunta 19 September 2013 22: 03
      Quote: harrimur
      in principle, the idea is not bad, create competition between kb inside the corporation

      Just the same, this is not talking. All KB will be centralized. It seems that the transfer of documentation from Izhmekh to the Machine Plant has already begun. The worst thing in this business is that it will steer all of this.
      1. harrymur
        harrymur 19 September 2013 22: 23
        but this is a complete ge, the loss of identification of the master, his workshop, for the illusory goal of unification and profitability, looks like a panic (or tomorrow war)), rather we just don’t know all the showdowns and graters inside the workshop with locksmiths, I hope for the best and killer))
  12. ivshubarin
    ivshubarin 20 September 2013 01: 55
    All over the world, enterprises are united in concerns, they cannot survive on their own and the name of Kalashnikov is known everywhere. The right decision
    1. Egen
      Egen 20 September 2013 05: 48
      Quote: ivshubarin
      All over the world, enterprises are united in concerns, they cannot survive on their own and the name of Kalashnikov is known everywhere. The right decision

      At first glance, yes, but HOW will it be? These are all fine words so far, but it would be better to publish a market analysis and a development strategy. These are not classified documents. But I'm afraid they simply do not exist, and the creation of Kalashnikov is purely a matter of politics (or dividing the money), and not of marketing analysis and planning. Then, instead of developing sales in foreign markets (and these are not just the words "Heckler wants to cooperate with us .."), we can get jobs and volume cuts, which is the norm with associations in Russia :(
  13. georg737577
    georg737577 20 September 2013 03: 17
    So the managers got to the AK ... They will try to improve the quality and reliability (as well as accuracy and accuracy) and at the same time reduce production costs by several times. You know what happens next, huh?
  14. v.lyamkin
    v.lyamkin 20 September 2013 08: 47
    I agree with the authors of the comments who express well-founded concerns about the creation of another superstructure. But it is the "Kalashnikov" who still wants to wish a fair wind and seven feet under the keel.
  15. Sergey Medvedev
    Sergey Medvedev 20 September 2013 10: 48
    I don’t know how it will go further, but the union of small arms production itself is a pleasant fact. A large concern has more opportunities for development. The most terrible crime of Chubais is that with his privatization he disorganized our industry. Eliminated the Soviet governance structure, without creating anything in return. It is necessary to increase the level of industry organization in the aviation industry and in the automobile industry. Everywhere. During the crisis years, small brands were bent in the West, or bought up by large ones.
  16. gunnerminer
    gunnerminer 20 September 2013 19: 45
    Another monopolist at our expense, but only prices and quality do not stretch to the world leader, the Bulgarian arsenal with its production in the USA makes much more advanced and high-quality products
    But to us that, grief, the managers brought Izhmash to bankruptcy with backward technologies and exorbitant prices like those of Western models, but now they want to grab the GOZ-young people at our expense, keep it up