Japan’s Toyo Tires wants to build plant in Russia

Japan’s Toyo Tires is considering the feasibility of building a plant in Russia that would manufacture tires for the local and European markets. A decision on the new tire plant may be adopted within two to three years.

A decision on the new enterprise may be made by mid-2018. The company is increasing tire supplies to the Russian market each year and by 2020 may reach the level of 2 million tires sold versus almost 1 million tires in 2015, said Kenta Kuribayashi, the head of the company’s Russian office.

Toyo Tire & Rubber was established in 1945 in Osaka. The company’s Russian office, which was established with Mitsubishi Corporation, began working in 2008.

Huawei to build data center for Akado

This is the first turnkey commercial data centre that Huawei is building in Russia, Valery Goldfeld, director for work with key clients at Huawei’s Russian office, told Vedomosti. The project is based on Huawei technologies – from server cabinets, uninterruptible power supply systems and cooling systems to an integrated engineering infrastructure control and monitoring system. The contract not only envisages the construction of the data centre, but also its certification and two-year support, Goldfeld noted. Huawei will build a data centre on Varshavskoye Highway in Moscow for Comcor (part of the Akado Group), a source close to one of the project participants told Vedomosti. Huawei and Akado representatives Tatyana Fomicheva and Denis Rychka confirmed the construction of a data centre. Rychka said the operator and manufacturer agreed to build the data centre in October 2014. Huawei will perform all work related to the construction of the data centre – from designing it to producing equipment, Rychka said. This is the first data centre to be built in Russia by Huawei from start to finish, the source said.

The first stage of construction is to be completed by September 2015: the installation of the first 100 rack cabinets at the data centre. The data centre will have a total of 423 rack cabinets (area of roughly 2,000 square metres) and will be put into operation in 2016, Rychka said. The total budget of the project is estimated at approximately USD 7 million, the source said.

This is the first turnkey commercial data centre that Huawei is building in Russia, Valery Goldfeld, director for work with key clients at Huawei’s Russian office, told Vedomosti. The project is based on Huawei technologies – from server cabinets, uninterruptible power supply systems and cooling systems to an integrated engineering infrastructure control and monitoring system. The contract not only envisages the construction of the data centre, but also its certification and two-year support, Goldfeld noted.