On October 23, 2014 Anatoly Artamonov, Kaluga Region Governor, held a meeting of the Coordination Council for Industry and Technology at Algont ZAO, Kaluga. The key issue discussed at the meeting was import substitution.
The attendees noted that regional manufacturers started making steps to phase out imported products as the federal government drove relevant changes. Directors of Kalugapribor OAO and Sosenskoe Instrument Making Plant, a branch of Science and Production Center named after Academician N.A.Pilyugin, said that their companies were ready to launch serial production of medical equipment for the Russian healthcare institutions. The products are to be presented at a specialized exhibition to be held in Kaluga on October 31, 2014. Obninsk Chemical and Pharmaceutical Company ZAO develops new medicines. Algont ZAO and Micro Electronics Design Bureau ZAO design and manufacture intellectual products for the Russian market.
Production facilities which have been built in Kaluga region in the recent years, manufacture products meeting the most stringent quality standards. The products, namely cars, automotive components, steel structures, TV sets, other household equipment, medicines, confectionary and food products, etc., are in great demand in the Russian market.
Many Kaluga Region traditional industrial companies also successfully implement import substitution programs, manufacturing a wide range of highly competitive products from gas turbine locomotives and components for the aerospace industry to cooker hoods and skies. A number of defense industry production facilities also joined the import substitution program.