Pump manufacturer Wilo expands in the Region Central Asia by opening a new local facility in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The inauguration took place on August 23rd 2018, in the presence of high-ranking representatives from the Kazakh government administration.
Furthermore, members of the Wilo top management from Dortmund, Germany attended the celebration as well as Wilo employees from the whole Central Asia region and their regional customers and partners.
As an international hub, Wilo Kazakhstan will offer direct support for customers and decision makers. Due to its strategic position, it can also support the other countries in Central Asia: “Our investment in Wilo’s new site in Kazakhstan is part of Wilo’s intensified global localisation strategy. It will strengthen our competitive position not only in Kazakhstan but also in the entire Central Asian Region. Kazakhstan, as a leading hub, will serve as a platform for our business activities in this area”, explains Oliver Hermes, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of the Wilo Group.
LEED award Gold for Wilo building
In the presence of Amandyk Gabbasovich Batalov, Governor of Almaty Region, and Erlan Khairov, Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Ministry of investment and development, Jens Dallendörfer, Group Vice President Sales Area Eurasia at Wilo received a LEED certificate for the green building. This was the first LEED Gold certificate ever granted in Kazakhstan. Dallendörfer used this opportunity to point out: “Our new subsidiary will allow us to be closer to our customers, to better address their challenges and improve our responsiveness, including services and trainings. We are happy and proud of the development in the recent years and looking forward to further expanding our business.”
Growth areas of the future: Smart Urban Areas
The Kazakh hub is a new connection between Asia and Europe, as Oliver Hermes explains: “Due to its strategically favourable location, Kazakhstan has a huge potential to build a cultural and economic bridge between Asia and Europe. Projects like ‘One Belt, one Road’ or the ‘Common Economic Space from Vladivostok to Lisbon’ initiative foster the economic development of Central Asia and the integration of the region into the global economy.” Furthermore, there are also future projects such as Smart Urban Areas in the region, where urban infrastructure and different areas of life are connected with one another digitally and intelligently. The Kazakh capital Astana is the closest example of where the smart Wilo product portfolio can already solve the challenges of tomorrow, today.