25 Jan 2023 09:48

Beshtau Electronics to start making computer equipment this spring

ROSTOV-ON-DON. Jan 25 (Interfax) - Beshtau Electronics LLC plans to begin manufacturing computer products in Rostov and Yessentuki in March, the Stavropol Territory-based company's chief technology officer, Oleg Osipov said on Tuesday.

Two manufacturing facilities will be launched in Rostov and Yessentuki this year, Osipov said at a roundtable on "import-substituting production in Rostov Region as a driver for economic growth in the region." The first phase in Rostov will be 9,000 square meters and the factory in Yessentuki will have an area of 12,000 square meters, he said.

"We plan to be producing 350,000 monitors, 150,000 all-in-one PCs and 100,000 laptops per year by the end of 2023," Osipov said.

There are also plans to set up production of servers in Rostov, he said. The first server will be assembled by hand.

The chairman of the region's economic policy committee, Igor Burakov said the company is operating without government support.

"Import substitution remains a central matter for the development of the economy of both Russia and Rostov Region specifically. We must ensure our country's technological independence in critical areas. Beshtau Electronics has already begun production and certified production of monitors, keyboards, mice and three types of motherboards as Russian products. All these are domestic products that not only replace imported products, but also often cost less than imported products," Burakov said.

It was reported earlier that the company planned to launch laptop production in Rostov in 2023. Elements of the casing and packaging will be manufactured at the company's factory in Yessentuki, while the Li-ion batteries and finished product will be made in Rostov.

The company plans to invest 800 million rubles in the first phase of the project and increase investment to 2.5 billion rubles by 2024.

Beshtau Electronics LLC was registered in September 2021 and is owned by three individuals who are Russian citizens. The company's core business is manufacturing computers and peripherals.