On September 22-23, 2021, the IX Forum of Machine Builders of Kazakhstan (hereinafter referred to as the Forum) and the First International Specialized Exhibition on Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking “Kazakhstan Machinery Fair 2021” are held in an online format.
The Forum is organized by the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Union of Machine Builders of Kazakhstan with the support of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
This year the Forum is held under the motto “Mechanical engineering of Kazakhstan in a new reality!”.
The special significance of the Forum lies in the fact that a strategy for the development of not only the machine-building industry, but also the manufacturing industry of the country is being formed on its site, new mechanisms are being developed to provide machine-building enterprises with affordable raw materials and the development of local content.
Within the framework of the Forum, a Plenary session is being held with the participation of representatives of government agencies, foreign companies and domestic machine builders. The panel discussions will discuss the implementation of the Roadmap for the Development of mechanical engineering for 2019-2024, issues of personnel training for the engineering industry.
At the same time, Breakout sessions will be held on priority sub-sectors of mechanical engineering (oil and gas, railway, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering for the mining and metallurgical complex, automotive and agricultural machinery).
Special attention will be paid to the creation and development of basic production facilities to increase the competitiveness of the engineering industry, as well as the regulation and development of local content in the procurement of subsoil users of solid minerals and hydrocarbons.
Based on the results of the Forum, specific recommendations will be developed for the further development of the machine-building industry, which will be sent to the Government of the country to jointly solve the tasks set.
The volume of production in the industry for 8 months of this year increased by 24% compared to the same period in 2020 and amounted to 1.4 trillion tenge. The following are developing dynamically: agricultural machinery – an increase of 300%, railway – by 45%, electrical engineering – by 28%, mining and metallurgical and oil and gas accounted for an increase of 11% each.
Today, the industry employs more than 3 thousand enterprises, which employ about 119 thousand people.
In general, over 10 years of industrialization, 135 projects worth 400 billion tenge have been implemented in mechanical engineering, 14 projects worth 160 billion tenge are planned until 2025.