SAMSUNG LCD and plasma-panel televisions factory opened in Kaluga in September, 2008. The Russian SAMSUNG factory produces nearly all the range of TV sets and monitors models.
In Russia SAMSUNG company is primarily known as electronics and household appliances manufacturer. Despite the fact that more than 70% of the concern sales is related to electronic industry, SAMSUNG has become prominent nearly in all spheres of business. SAMSUNG cars congest roads in Korea, there are SAMSUNG bank and insurance companies, amusement park SAMSUNG, hotels, advertising and construction SAMSUNG companies…
But let us go back to the TV sets. The TV sets made anywhere but in Russia are junk. All TV sets SAMSUNG are now produced in Russia.
Let’s begin with TV cabinets.
These are the sacks with components for panels manufacture that came from Korea.
Here all this stuff is mixed up, melted and further hot plastic is transferred to the workshop through the piping for the TV sets details molding.
Moulds for TV cabinets making.
For the mould mounting frame-cranes are used. Weight of one mould may reach some tons.
And these are the machines where the moulds are mounted in. Hot plastic comes here pressurized and under pressure it is pumped into the mould to have a ready detail.
Usually the TV cabinet consists of a rear cover and a front frame.
Making one detail takes about 2 minutes.
All production is automated, workers only watch over the equipment.
Sometimes something needs to be tightened.
The detail is ready.
A robot puts it on the conveyor and it goes to the next shop.
Plastic remains, they will be processed and grinded to be used for internal components.
A big hot piece of plastic.
Here plastic panels of the TV sets and monitors are completed with necessary fittings, logos are stamped etc.
This pink cushion stamps SAMSUNG logo on the featureless plastic.
Here the panels are checked for the presence of defects, if any are found the panel is rejected.
Not to scratch the face panel it is faced with protective film.
Hammer is a necessary thing at any Russian factory!
Then the panels are completed with necessary details.
Finally a ready panel is sent to the warehouse.
All components are stored in special containers.
Each container has wheels for easy transportation.
The robot is carrying matrixes for manufacture. It recognizes the way thanks color stripes on the floor. When the robot moves idiotic music plays.
In this shop microcircuits are produced. All the process is automated.
Quality inspection table.
Workers aren’t bored, by the way, nearly all the workers are young people.
All in all it’s very cool here… ideal cleanness, agreeable people, everything is automated and it’s hard to believe that all that is in the Kaluga region and not Korea. But in order not to lose contact with reality, at the factory there has been made a canteen in the manner of a cheap suburban eatery. The brightest sample of Russian vicious taste.
The bonus is a secret map. Competitors’ factories are marked with a red pin.