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Astana, Kazakhstan • 18 March, 2024 | 10:13
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Three Austrian Industry Leaders Aim to Expand Presence in Kazakhstan

The Kazakh delegation in Austria discussed projects in the construction, logistics, and engineering industries

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During a working visit, Minister of Foreign Affairs Murat Nurtleu met with the management of leading Austrian companies in the construction, logistics, and engineering industries, QazMonitor reports citing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Meeting with Lasselsberger Group: The company’s CEO, Josef Lasselsberger, outlined the implementation of the production of ceramic tiles, dry mix mortars, and construction adhesives in Astana. The project is aimed at phasing out imports and involves the creation of more than 200 jobs. Additionally, the sides discussed the implementation of the metallurgy project with a high level of processing.

  • Lasselsberger Group is one of the leading manufacturers of raw materials, construction materials, and ceramic coatings. The company operates 67 production plants and employs over 13,000 employees working in 27 countries.

Meeting with Gebrüder Weiss: The Kazakh delegation and the company’s CEO, Wolfram Senger-Weiss, discussed plans to expand multimodal transportation in Kazakhstan, as well as to build up a network of Class A warehouse terminals across the country.

  • Gebrüder Weiss provides a full range of transportation and logistics services supported by its international network comprising 180 branches across 35 countries and staffed by 8,400 employees. The company's turnover exceeds €‎3 billion (as of March 18, 2024, $3.26 billion).

Meeting with Plasser & Theurer: The company presented plans for a pilot project aimed at digitizing Kazakhstan's railroads. Johannes Max-Theurer, the company’s CEO, noted that the project is designed to optimize scheduled preventive maintenance work and increase the speed and safety of railway train movements.

  • Plasser & Theurer is a global leader in the production of work trains and solutions for the maintenance, repair, and construction of railway tracks. The company's work trains are in operation in 110 countries.

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