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Austria’s Doka to start building first plant in Russia in July

The company will invest about $7.9 mln into the project

MOSCOW, July 3. /TASS/. Austria’s Doka GmbH will initiate construction of its first formwork plant in Russia’s Lipetsk Special Economic Zone by the end of July, press secretary of Lipetsk SEZ Elena Syomina told TASS on Tuesday.

"Austria’s Doka GmbH will start building the plant in Lipetsk SEZ by the end of July. It will invest about 500 mln rubles ($7.9 mln) into the project. The new corporate branch in Lipetsk will be the first production site of the German concern outside the European Union," Syomina said.

The Austrian company intends to build the plant in Russia "to take advantage of the giant potential of the Russian market, in housing and commercial construction in the first instance," the press secretary said. "The plant will occupy the area of 6 hectares. It is to be launched in 2019 and will produce formwork for Russia and other markets with similar requirements," she said.

Doka GmbH is affiliated with Austria’s Umdasch Group, founded in Austria in 1868.

Lipetsk SEZ with the area of about 2,300 hectares was organized in 2005. Its residents are 54 companies from 16 countries, producing medical and energy equipment, alternative energy elements and systems, machinery and auto parts.