VEB-Leasing and Philips Announce Partnership in Medical Equipment Leasing
On June 7 at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, VEB-Leasing and Philips announced partnership in medical equipment leasing. The partnership is aimed at increasing medical services accessibility and quality in Russia.
АО VEB-Leasing (part of the VEB Group) and Philips agreed to cooperate in medical equipment leasing. The respective agreement was signed by VEB-Leasing’s General Director Artyom Dovlatov and Philips’ General Director for Russia and CIS Maxim Kuznetsov on June 7 at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The agreement aims to create better and more flexible conditions for procurement of high-technology medical equipment by public and private healthcare centres and to create more development and upgrade opportunities for the Russian healthcare.
During the signing ceremony the parties expressed their interest in a long-term partnership for procurement and leasing of medical equipment such as angiography systems, CT and MRI scanners, cardiography systems, fibrillation devices, IT solutions and other technologies in Philips’ portfolio.
VEB-Leasing has extensive experience in the implementation of different social projects. “We welcome the partnership with Philips, one of the leading healthcare solutions providers. We hope that our concerted effort will enable a massive medical equipment upgrade campaign in health centres all across the country. The financial lease will make it possible to upgrade equipment regularly so that patients will benefit from cutting edge diagnostics medical technology,” VEB-Leasing’s General Director Artyom Dovlatov said.
Today the financial lease is becoming one of the most efficient solutions for procurement of the state-of-the-art medical equipment. The financial lease enables health centres to timely carry out equipment upgrades on better conditions which promotes development and enhancement of the Russian health care quality. We hope that together with VEB-Leasing we will ensure timely delivery of internationally recognized equipment to Russian health centres. We also hope that Philips’ service support, which may be included into the leasing contract, will guarantee failure free operation of medical equipment,” Philips’ General Director for Russia and CIS Maxim Kuznetsov said.
VEB-Leasing is part of the VEB Group. The Company’s core business is related to leases of modern aircraft, high-technology equipment, railway vehicles, sea and river vessels, motor vehicles and special-purpose equipment. As specified in the Memorandum on Financial Policies, one of VEB.RF’s priorities is contributing to Russia’s economic development by providing lease financing, delivering big infrastructure projects, growing urban economy, including development of transportation systems, upgrade of housing and public utilities.
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. The company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips generated 2018 sales of healthcare solutions in the amount of EUR18.1 billion. Philips employs 77,000 people in more than 100 countries. For more news about Philips please visit http://www.philips.ru/newscenter.
VEB Leasing, NUETI and Nissan Sign Cooperation Agreement on Urban Infrastructure Development
During the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019, VEB Leasing, New Urban Environment and Transport Infrastructure (NUETI) (a member of Mail.ru Group) and Nissan Manufacturing RUS entered into a cooperation agreement. The agreement was signed by VEB Leasing’s Director General Artyom Dovlatov, NUETI’s Chairman of the Board and Mail.ru Group’s (Russia) Director General Boris Dobrodeev, and Nissan Manufacturing RUS’s Director General Igor Boitsov. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of VEB.RF’s Chairman Igor Shuvalov.
The agreement was signed under a joint project to develop a new urban infrastructure and services for households on the basis of “online to offline” projects. The first project stage involved the parties’ cooperation in the car sharing service. Initially VEB Leasing financed manufacturing of 250 Nissan Qashqai vehicles of Russian origin. The joint project provides for the delivery of up to 10,000 Nissan Qashqai cars during the year.
“The creation of a comfortable urban environment is a priority for VEB.RF Group. Car sharing is an essential modern urban service along with public transport. It is important for car sharing to be promoted in regions thus helping to create a favourable transport infrastructure,” VEB.RF’s Deputy Chairman and VEB Leasing’s Director General Artyom Dovlatov commented.
“Mail.ru Group strives to satisfy all customer needs in digitalisation. The range of digital services currently includes online access to offline services. The cooperation will become a logical development of our presence in the transport services market. We expect that this project will contribute to creating a comfortable urban environment through seamless online access to car sharing,” NUETI’s Chairman of the Board and Mail.ru Group’s Director General Boris Dobrodeev commented.
“We are witnessing rapid changes in the automotive market, particularly in terms of car ownership culture in Russia. Car sharing becomes more and more popular in big cities and is actively developing in regions. Nissan is keen on involving in the development of new transportation systems in modern Russian cities and on being fully aware of amendments in the automotive market,” Nissan Manufacturing RUS’s Director General Igor Boitsov said.
VEB-Leasing is part of VEB Group. The Company’s core business is related to leases of modern aircraft, high-technology equipment, railway vehicles, sea and river vessels, motor vehicles and special-purpose equipment. As specified in the Memorandum on Financial Policies, one of VEB.RF’s priorities is contributing to Russia’s economic development by providing lease financing, delivering big infrastructure projects, growing urban economy, including development of transportation systems, upgrade of housing and public utilities.
Nissan’s activities in Russia
The company has been operating in Russia since 2004. In 2018, Nissan Group manufactured 106,138 models in Russia under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands (the same output year-on-year). The total market share was 5.9%.
In 2018 the company put several new brands on the Russian market (Nissan X-Trail, Infiniti QX50, Infiniti QX 80), achieved an unprecedented increase in output in its Saint Petersburg plant, and developed and upgraded the dealer network. At the beginning of 2019 a new Nissan Qashqai model came on the Russian market.
Russia is currently among the few countries in the world to manufacture all the three Nissan brands.
In 2018, 80,925 Nissan vehicles were sold in the Russian market (a 6.5% increase year-on-year).
Every Nissan vehicle is covered by the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Warranty for 3 years or 100,000 km, whichever comes first, if the vehicle parts or components prove defective in materials or workmanship, excluding those not covered by the Warranty. Such Warranty shall be valid in Russia, CIS countries and Europe. Nissan vehicles are further protected with a 6- or 12-year anti-corrosion warranty (based on a vehicle model) irrespective of mileage. Nissan offers its customers post-warranty maintenance under the Nissan Service 3+ programme.
In March 2012, Nissan MotorCo., Ltd. announced the re-launch of its Datsun brand, the company’s third global brand along with Nissan and INFINITI. With its brand-new Datsun the company will target optimistic active car-buyers in the emerging markets who are interested in state-of-the-art, reliable and affordable vehicles. In Russia the re-born Datsun was presented in 2014 and after three months of sales demonstrated impressive results making in December the top twenty most popular car brands in the country. Datsun has made its Russian debut with all-new on-DO sedan and mi-DO hatchback. In 2018, 20,559 Datsun vehicles were sold in the Russian market, with the company’s market share reaching 1.1%.
Russia became the first European country to welcome the luxury INFINITI brand initially exported to the North-American market. Official sales started in Russia in October 2006. From January through December 2018, the Infiniti brand sold 4,654 vehicles in the Russian market.
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