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VMMP gets seventh loader from UMCC
VMMP gets seventh loader from UMCC


The special equipment will work in the transport and forwarding department (TFD), load concentrates, sands into containers and railway cars for further dispatch to consumers.
On January 23, the new front-end loader JCB 456 HT with extended arm arrived at the subsidiary. It became the seventh special vehicle at the plant, where United Mining and Chemical Company is updating the motor pool. The loader was acquired with the objective of updating production assets of the subsidiary as a part of the investment program of the company launched in 2017.

The loader was purchased for around UAH 5.7 mn, VAT included, said the plant’s Chief Engineer Oleksandr Prokopenko. Besides loading the products into railway cars and containers, the loader will be used for working with bulk materials on different parts of production.

“Acquisition of loaders solves an important production task – equipping the subsidiary’s motor pool with new vehicles. Sufficient amount of such vehicles will speed up dispatch of products to consumers. We are observing high demand for our products at the moment, which is why it is important to react quickly to the needs of our consumers, in order to increase company’s presence in foreign markets. The new equipment will help us do it,” explains Acting Chairman of the Board of PJSC UMCC Oleksandr Gladushko. Investments into purchase of new loaders alone in 2017-2018 will amount to UAH 16.2 mn, he said.

In February, the plant will receive the last, 8th, loader that will also be used in filling up containers with finished products and their further dispatch to consumers. “At the current production load, we will have enough updated special vehicles to perform all tasks for sale of products set by the company,” says Prokopenko. 
As a reminder, last year, also an electric fork loader for the processing production, three diesel fork loaders Maximal FD for loading finished products on the assembly ground of TFD and 2 front-end loaders JCB for performance of different works at the plant were purchased for the VMMP.

The company is updating the motor pool of its subsidiaries, adding not only loaders, but also machinery for open-pit mines and vehicles for performance of other production tasks. Investments into updating the subsidiary’s motor pool reached UAH 70 mn last year.