The world-famous Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russian research station ‘Vostok’ in the Antarctic - all these projects are protected by Argus Spectrum International wireless technology. Henceforth, Argus Spectrum International products will be produced in Finland as well.
On the 28th of August, executive Director Mikhail Levchuk demonstrated the new manufacturing facilities in Savonlinna (Finland) and the first products produced at the new factory to the Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland Mr Ville Skinnari.
The Mayor of Savonlinna Janne Laine, Deputies of the Parliament of Finland Kaj Turunen and Kim Berg, the acting Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in Finland Sergey Sinelnikov and Senior Counsellor of Embassy of the Russian Federation in Finland Arkadiy Sundeyev visited the factory together with the Minister of Finland Ville Skinnari.
THE WORLD’S LEADING SPECIALIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF WIRELESS FIRE AND SECURITY SYSTEMS
Argus Spectrum International has been at the forefront of wireless fire and security systems for more than 25 years. Today the company’s wireless technology is protecting some 150,000 buildings around the globe. More than 7 million of Argus Spectrum International wireless devices have been successfully installed since 2006 in many different and challenging conditions.
The company has been recognised with several prestigious awards from the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology. The production management system of Argus Spectrum International has also been awarded the Toyota Bronze Medal for our production management system.
WIRELESS FIRE DETECTION TECHNOLOGIES IS A GLOBAL TREND
The new factory will be producing wireless fire detection, notification and localization systems for the International market. The wireless systems for the evacuation of people with disabilities will be the part of the product range produced in Savonlinna.
Executive Director Mikhail Levchuk emphasises the importance for the development and distribution of wireless fire alarm technology.
‘Wireless fire systems provide the highest level of integrity, protection and performance. Cables of traditional wired systems can easily be destroyed at the very outbreak of fire, whilst wireless systems continue to work and transmit their signal. Argus Spectrum are committed to the development and distribution of new technologies in the field of wireless fire and security detection for the global market’, stated Mikhail Levchuk.
NEW FACTORY IN SAVONLINNA - FINLAND
Argus Spectrum International new European production facility located in Savonlinna Finland has been designed to produce EN54-25 certified wireless products for the International market. In particular the enterprise will be offering specific products dedicated to the evacuation from buildings for people with disabilities.
The first sample batch of products have been produced in Savonlinna during August 2019. The official opening of our new facility together with commencement of full production is scheduled for November 2019. The Savonlinna facility will be audited by BRE United Kingdom in September this year and the wireless fire product certification to EN54-25 / LPCB will be completed before the end of 2019.
FINLAND / RUSSIA COOPERATION
March 2019 Argus Spectrum International announced the establishment of the new facility and signed a Treaty of Cooperation for the orgsanisation of production in Savonlinna.
100 specialists will be employed in the new manufacturing centre. Savonlinna Vocational College SAMIedu and Argus Spectrum International combined their forces to prepare highly qualified specialists in electrical engineering and automation. The first group of graduates from Finland attended training in Argus Spectrum International Saint Petersburg May 2019. This joint exercise between SAMIedu and Argus Spectrum International is carried out through the Treaty of Cooperation between the Town of Savonlinna and the company.
The combined training courses of Argus Spectrum International and SAMIedu are designed for those who are receiving basic vocational educational and for those who intend to upgrade their knowledge and acquire new skills. The support in the training course preparation is provided by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, the company’s partner in specialists’ preparation.
Trade Representative of Russian Federation in Finland Sergey Sinelnikov commented:
"The case of Argus Spectrum International is one of the most successful examples of entering the European Market. The localization of production in a highly competitive market opens new opportunities for expanding the company’s International presence".
Establishing this advanced technology enterprise in Savonlinna is a good example of collaboration between the two neighboring countries. This signifies the investment for Finland and the expanse of International presence for Argus Spectrum International. The new Savonlinna facility is forecast to increase production by Euro 50 million per year.