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20
Sep

The Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Public Utilities of the Russian Federation, Andrey Chibis, approved the Smart City Standard.....

The Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Public Utilities of the Russian Federation, Andrey Chibis, approved the Smart City Standard.

The Smart City Standard consists of a series of measures that must be implemented by all cities that participate in the digitization project by 2024. The standard includes various events in eight areas, e.g. at municipalities, tourism, communal service providers.

The first step, therefore, will be the introduction of digital platforms to engage citizens in the management of urban processes, which should work in every region of the country by 2020.

"Today, there is no single concept for the" Smart City "in the world, and at the same time many cities are striving to obtain such a title. Together with leading experts in the field of digitization and based on the experiences of other countries, we have developed a series of activities that are necessary for the transition to a "smart city" in Russia, "said Andrey Chibis.

The implementation of the Smart City project involves all cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants and all administrative centers.

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On 29th September OBO Bettermann is officially opening its new works in the Russian special economic zone of Lipetsk, 450 kilometres south of Moscow.

On 29th September OBO Bettermann is officially opening its new works in the Russian special economic zone of Lipetsk, 450 kilometres south of Moscow.

In Russia the company produces cable support systems, lightning protection systems and fastening materials. At present more than one hundred people are employed.

It is especially in Russia that the company is expected to set up its own production in order to operate successfully on the market. From Lipetsk OBO also supplies countries of the GUS states and in Asia extending as far as China.

Bettermann is represented in over 60 countries all over the world by 40 subsidiaries, employing over 3,700 people and making an annual turnover of more than EUR 500 m.

OBO Bettermann possesses its own works in Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Great Britain, South Africa, India and now in Russia, too.

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A look at the five markets in Europe with the largest revenues yields the following ranking for 2014:

A look at the five markets in Europe with the largest revenues yields the following ranking for 2014:

In 1st place lies Germany with EUR 9.3 bn and Sonepar as its market leader, followed by France in 2nd place with EUR 6.1 bn, dominated by Sonepar and Rexel.

3rd place is occupied by Italy with EUR 5.2 bn, with the marketing associations Elex Italia (belongs to IMELCO) and Findea (belongs to IDEE) as market leaders; electrical wholesale groups play a subordiante role in Italy.

In 4th place there follows the United Kingdom with EUR 4.7 bn; here the market leaders are Rexel and Edmundson.

Russia comes in 5th place with EUR 4.3 bn, with the marketing association Russkiy Svet (belongs to FEGIME) as market leader, since as in Italy wholesale groups do not play a major role in Russia, either.

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According to the ZVEI the exports of the industry climbed by 4.9% last year to EUR 165.5 bn, exceeding the existing all time high of EUR 159.9 bn from 2012.

According to the ZVEI the exports of the industry climbed by 4.9% last year to EUR 165.5 bn, exceeding the existing all time high of EUR 159.9 bn from 2012.

In December 2014 alone exports grew by 15.4% against the prior year to EUR 13.7 bn, the highest figure ever achieved for December.

It is China that the electrical industry has to thank especially for its export record, with exports to this country rising by 16.1% in 2014 to EUR 14.9 bn, making the People’s Republic the largest customer for German electrical exports for the first time. Furthermore, an absolute growth of EUR 2.1 bn made the absolute contribution of the Chinese business the largest to the electrical industry’s absolute export growth last year.

Russia dropped out of the top ten with a 22.4% decline in exports to EUR 4.2 bn. Additionally, the Russian business, which turned out EUR 1.2 bn lower than in 2013, was the greatest mathematical encumbrance to the industry’s export growth last year.

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