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Heavydrive at the Façade Congress in Moscow

From 10 to 12 September 2019, more than 300 designers, glass manufacturers and suppliers gathered in Moscow to swap ideas about the latest developments in the glass industry. Heavydrive LLC, Heavydrive’s Russian subsidiary based in St. Petersburg, appeared at the trade fair for the first time. Russian branch manager Ivan Leonov gave a talk to the Russian audience about the diverse possibilities of Heavydrive’s suction systems and assembly devices. Visitors to the Heavydrive stand could also find out more about the company.


The assembly and transportation company based in Germany has been involved in projects in Russia for many years. On 8 April 2019, Heavydrive GmbH opened its first Russian branch in St. Petersburg. ‘People have been asking us for years if we would open a branch here in Russia. Our new branch allows us to offer customers an on-site contact with whom they can discuss requests and plan projects’, Heavydrive managing director Günter Übelacker explains. The new location also has a depot with different suction systems and assembly devices.

Project planning in cooperation with Heavydrive was of particular interest to architects participating in the Façade Congress in Moscow. Even from the planning phase, the experts work with customers to develop the optimal assembly solution for individual construction sites. The devices and systems can be customised to the customer’s specifications. Advance planning impedes any problems or surprises from arising on the construction site, as well as making assembly efficient and costs straightforward.


The more congress visitors we spoke to, the greater the interest in our solutions became, and we have already received invitations to construction sites and other trade fairs. That shows us we’re heading in the right direction’, Günter Übelacker says. In the future, Heavydrive wants to further expand its fleet of assembly devices. There are plans to establish more Heavydrive branches in Russia.

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