By Leman Mammadova
Azerbaijani industrial products not only meet the local demand, but also are being supplied to foreign markets.
Sumgait Technologies Park (STP) has launched the supply of aluminum profiles to Poland. This is the first export of aluminum profiles to Poland in the history of Azerbaijan.
Negotiations on sales started in January 2019 and test products were sent to the customer company in late March. The customer originally ordered 20 tons of products as the products are in compliance with international standards and passed quality tests. The exported products consist of standard molded aluminum profiles.
The export of aluminum profiles for the Polish market is expected to increase in the coming months, since the current customer is a wholesaler company that has sent the aluminum profile samples to the companies it cooperates with. The companies also showed a great interest in the STP products.
Although the importing country is Poland, the customer is an Austrian company. Austria is one of Europe's leading countries in trade of aluminum profiles, along with Germany and Denmark. Other European countries receive aluminum profile products through these countries.
STP is currently building relations with all three states on the sale of aluminum profiles. Technopark has exported aluminum profiles several times to Denmark before Poland. STP plans to sell them to Denmark again this year due to the customer satisfaction.
Sumgait Technologies Park is one of the largest industrial complexes in the region. Commissioned on December 22, 2009, STP is a pioneer in the creation of technology parks in the region. It is a complex of giant factories specializing in various manufacturing areas. In 2017, STP received a status of a resident of Sumgayit Chemical Industry Park.
STP manufactures electric power and mechanical engineering products based on modern technologies. In particular, it has launched production of a wide range of cables, transformers, high-voltage equipment, hydraulic turbines, water pumps, electric motors, pipes and technical gases.
Since 2014, the aluminum plant at the Sumgait Technology Park has been producing hot and cold rolled profiles, window frames, aluminum busbars and other aluminum products in accordance with clients' orders.
Apart from the production of aluminum profiles, the plant in engaged in aluminum and copper smelting, etc. The productivity of furnaces is 30,000 tons a year, while the design power of dry paint production is 240 tons per month.
STP, a unique project in the region, fully meets the needs of the domestic market and is capable of exporting more products to the foreign market. At present, there are 13 plants and more than 30 production sites equipped with the latest technological equipment manufactured in Europe and Japan. STP employs about 2,000 people.
Sumgait Technologies Park, successfully exhibiting its sales strategies in international markets, has exported many products to countries such as Germany, England, Denmark, Russia, Turkey, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The Technopark's goal is to increase sales to Asia and Europe, as well as to prospective markets such as Africa and the Middle East.
Leman Mammadova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @leman_888
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