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On the banks of the Kama River in the Republic of Tatarstan, 300 kilometers from the capital city of Kazan and 1,200 kilometers from Moscow, lies the young town of Nizhnekamsk. Only thirty-five years ago, Nizhnekamsk was a sparsely populated hamlet, but today it is a thriving metropolis with a population of more than 250,000. While the city may not be well known, the crude oil refining capabilities, synthetic rubber and petrochemicals produced there have become world famous.

JSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim consists of more than 20 plants and is one of the largest consortiums on the European continent offering a wide spectrum of raw material processing. Their excellent reputation has been earned both through the manufacture of various products (such as synthetic rubber and products produced from ethylene, propylene, and benzene) and through their reliability for quality, timely delivery, and service. In addition to industrial raw materials, they also manufacture such products as consumer goods detergents, brake fluid, anti-freeze, sports shoes, carpets, and linoleum. Products manufactured by JSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim are consumed both in Russia and throughout the world. The plant currently exports to Germany, Austria, Holland, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Rumania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, the United States, Japan, South Korea, and China. They received the “Golden Mercury” award for their international business activities.

Through its American office, Nizh USA, JSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim has made a concerted effort to market many of its products to end users and direct consumers in North, Central, and South America.

Since the dissolution of the Former Soviet Union, JSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim has been addressing the petrochemical needs of the world. This growing aggressive company has become ISO 9000 certified, and has installed environmental protection treatment plants. Existing plants are being modernized including the addition of a new deep refinery. Training for workers and staff members is constantly increasing the level of professional qualifications and high levels of motivation are achieved through improved social conditions. The company has built homes for employees, operates schools and day care centers, and supplies a high standard of medical care through company physicians, clinics, and preventive medical facilities.

In order to keep up with changing world technology, JSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim maintains communication with many major foreign corporations. Through these discussions, information is shared and state of the art production facilities are maintained. In addition, JSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim has its own research and development center, and has been successful in generating various new technologies of its own.