The history of Stankomatika began in a garage with 40 square meters in the small town of Aramil near Yekaterinburg. Yavar Aliyev and his partners started assembling equipment for the production of plastic windows. In 2008, a crisis hit the construction industry, so the orders decreased dramatically.
This was the time point, when they began to produce small components for machine building companies, focusing on non-standard metal structures and components for electric locomotives.
Stankomatika worked through the regional public tendering platform, participated in all possible tenders and did not avoid any orders. Initially, the company purchased standard equipment for metal processing, later advanced tools were added to expand the product range.
But the big break-through happened in 2014, when the company became supplier for Ural Locomotives (JV Siemens and Sinara Group), more specifically for the electric locomotive ”Lastochka”. Initially, most of the components for “Lastochka” were sourced from Germany, but then Ural Locomotives initiated a large-scale import-substituting project which allowed to increase the share of local sourcing to 84% in a short period of time.
Stankomatika was a big winner of this project. Yavar Aliyev says no special connections were necessary. They more or less stumbled over a tender of Ural Locomotives which turned to be their success ticket.
Now Stankomatika occupies 4.5 thousand square meters and employs 109 people. With the opening of a new production floor, the number will increase by another 20-30 people.
So far around RUB 200 million ($ 3.5 million) were invested. In words of Yavar Aliyev, everything is possible, if one works hard.