RGC PRODUCTION Modern Ukrainian factory
RGC opened the RGC Production plant in Dnipro
RGC Production, a modern automated gas equipment production plant, was commissioned in Dnipro. It will produce 1,000 gas pressure regulating stations and gas metering units per year.
The new plant was built in six months which is a record-breaking time. The first RGC Production plant was commissioned in Lviv a year and a half ago. Regional Gas Company will supply state-of-the-art equipment to upgrade Ukraine's gas distribution networks. The company is also considering the possibility of exporting gas pressure regulating equipment to EU countries.
Construction of the third RGC Production plant was launched in Vinnytsia
In early December, construction of the RGC Production plant was launched in Vinnytsia. This is the third automated plant for the production of gas equipment in Ukraine. Similar productions are already operating in Lviv and Dnipro.
It is expected that the capacity of Vinnytsia RGC Production plant will be similar to that of the plant in Lviv. The construction is scheduled to be completed in July - August 2021.
The 1000th FOG was installed at the mineral water plant in Morshyn
Since 2019, RGC Production has been manufacturing gas control points that maintain a stable natural gas pressure and gas metering units.
For more than a year we have been manufacturing equipment that is responsible for safety and uninterrupted gas supply to consumers and deliver it to all parts of Ukraine. On November 11, the gas metering unit with the symbolic number "1000" was installed in Morshyn at the Oscar mineral water plant.
RGC Production: how to grow in Ukraine six times a year
NV magazine visited to RGC Production in Lviv. Due to the high demand for its products, the cutting-edge RGC Production plant that was commissioned a year ago - in May 2019 - expanded the production by purchasing a new laser cutting unit and automated welding robot. The volume of investments in the RGC Production project has already exceeded UAH 50 million, and the number of employees over the year has increased sixfold and reached 170 people.
RGC Production celebrates its first anniversary!
Kyivpost visited ultra-modern automated production plant equipped with welding robots, automatic laser cutter, modem production for gas metering units. This is a unique story of growth. The volume of investments in the RGC Production project has already exceeded UAH 50 million, and the number of employees over the year has increased sixfold and reached 170 people.
RGC Production video tour
Excursion to cutting-edge RGC Production plant. Our guide is project manager Oleksandr Volovich. During the tour to the modern plant you can see new equipment: welding robots, automatic laser cutter, modem production for gas metering units, painting chambers.
RGC Production plant was commissioned a year ago. The number of employees over the year has increased sixfold and reached 170 people. And investments were doubled. The plant ships 80 items of gas equpement monthly.
During its first year, the new RGC Production plant has doubled the investments and the headcount increased 6 fold
Due to the high demand for its products, the cutting-edge RGC Production plant that was commissioned a year ago - in May 2019 - expanded the production by purchasing a new laser cutting unit and automated welding robot. The volume of investments in the RGC Production project has already exceeded UAH 50 million, and the number of employees over the year has increased sixfold and reached 170 people.
On the eve of its anniversary, RGC Production was awarded ISO-9001 and ISO-45001 international certificates. According to Oleksandr Volovych, Project Manager, RGC Production, these certificates confirm that the company complies with all international standards in terms of occupational health & safety and guarantee to its customers that products are manufactured in compliance with the stated international quality standards.
At the beginning, the plant produced gas pressure regulating cabinets only. During the past year, 600 products were shipped to customers. Modern gas pressure regulators significantly reduce operating costs and have longer service life. Altogether, in Ukraine there are approx. 20,000 gas pressure regulating cabinets with the expired lifetime waiting for replacement.
In response to the high demand for RGC Production products, it was decided to expand the production using the state-of-the-art technology. The amount of additional investments totaled UAH 25 million. The funds were used to purchase new production equipment. In particular, RGC Production added another robotic welding station, automatic laser cutter, automatic shot-blasting machine and metal chemical-treating line.
The assortment of RGC Production products has also expanded. It now produces modular gas pressure regulators, gas distribution plants, gas metering units, filters and remote data transmitters.
RGC Production also produces sophisticated modems for gas metering units. They are intended both for corporate and household customers. "Installing a modem greatly simplifies the interaction with DSOs and allows the customer to control gas consumption online," said Alexander Volovich.
During this year, RGC Production opened a branch in Sumy, which specializes in garment production. This unit was created to provide DSO employees with overalls designed to meet the specifications of each profession.
With the beginning of quarantine, the garment production was urgently reoriented to produce personal protective gear. Over 100,000 protective masks and 4,000 overalls were produced in two months. These were supplied to employees of DSOs operating under the RGC brand, since about 12,000 workers continue to perform their duties under the conditions of extreme hazard associated with the coronavirus.
Note: Regional Gas Company is a service company that develops innovative and comprehensive solutions for the energy sector designed to improve the quality of customer service, modernization of the industry and implementation of European standards for DSO operations. RGC brand covers 20 DSOs that service more than 250,000 km of gas pipelines and more than 8 million gas consumers.