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RZD purchased approximately 1,06 mln tons of rails following the results of year 2017, what is more by 11,5% than in 2016, TASS reports with reference to RZD. “In particular there were purchased from Evraz company 719,8 thousand tones and  329 thousand tons of rails from Mechel. Additionally RZHD purchased around 7,5 thousand tons of rails produced by Aktobe Rail and Section Works (Kazakhstan)”, is indicated in the report. Among them 529,3 thousand tons of rails were procured with the length of 100 m including 315,8 thousand tons produced by Mechel and 206 thousand tons produced by Evraz holding”, RZHD commented. In 2016 RZHD procured 947,7 thousand tons of rails including 404,6 thousand tons with length of 100 m. Источник
RZD Logistics organized comprehensive delivery of 100-meter long rails with total weight of 7,5 thousand tons from Kazakhstan to Russia for needs of RZD. As it was clarified in the company, the project was realized in cooperation with Central Traffic Management Department, Transport Service Centre, Central and South Ural Traffic Maintenance Department. In the course of meeting of Kazakh and Russian Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economical Cooperation which was held on November 16, 2017 in Aktobe (Kazakhstan), RZD and Aktobe Rail and Section Works LLP (ARBZ) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. In accordance with the document, ARBZ is ready to export rails intended for construction of general-purposed railways and high-speed trunks to Russia. RZD Logistics served as logistics operator for the shipment and in 5 days after signing of the memorandum the first train with long rails was sent from station named Kyzgaldakty of Kazakh Railways to station named Metallurgicheskaya of South-Ural Railway. Comprehensive service included development together with the customer of loading process, confirmation and approval of such process for the network of Kazakh and Russian railways, feeding of specialized train composition consisting of eight cars by four 25-meter platforms each, payment of tariff within the territory of the Russian Federation, execution of documents, inspection, monitoring of loading process, shipment with ensuring safety of the goods throughout the entire transportation route. Totally, there were sent 4 trains.     Earlier it was declared that in year of 2018 RZD will consider an opportunity of steady supplies according to result of evaluation of the new rails. Источник
Aktobe region exported the goods for the amount of $ 964 million to the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, as reported by the department for foreign relations of the region according to  24.kz. Data for 10 months of the last year. The bulk of exports, in particular 96%, has been sent to Russia. These are metals, ferroalloys and rails, which were produced at the local enterprises. In the second group, there are oil, oil products, chrome and copper ore. This year, the volume of export of the goods as beef, pork, dairy products will increase. Healthy foods of good quality are in high demand in the neighboring country. It should be noted that the general commodity turnover of Aktobe region amounted to more than $ 4 billion last year. Most of the goods are from China, Japan and Russia.  “Compared to the same period in 2016 export has grown by 71%. Such results have been achieved due to the enterprises such as Aktobe Ferroalloy Plant, Aktobe Rail and Section Works. Existing growth of export is linked to the growth in their production," Yermek Kenzhekhanuly, Head of the Department for External Relations and Tourism of Aktobe region commented. Источник
In Aktobe region the range of manufactured construction materials has been increased. For the first time in Kazakhstan, a steel angle has been produced here. A relatively new enterprise in the region, the rail and section mill, allows to ensure import substitution in many positions. The product mix of the enterprise includes not only rail products, but also dozens of types of sections. A new type of domestic products complying with GOST has already been shipped to the local market, and also exported to Russia. The enterprise produced 1,500 tons of the 120th construction angle. A beam and a channel of different sizes are to be mastered next. The range of ARBZ product mix includes 27 profiles and almost the same kinds of sections. “This product is used in the construction of industrial buildings, in housing construction. Such products were not produced in the territory of Kazakhstan before. This project will ensure import substitution and exporting to the markets of Russia and the countries of Central Asia”, Ivan Lysenko ARBZ Director for Production says. Currently Aktobe region almost completely provides itself with construction materials. 90% of them are produced by local enterprises. Surplus of materials is sold to neighboring countries. So, dozens of companies from the CIS countries have already become interested in purchasing of the construction angle. But first of all the domestic goods are distributed between main bases of Kazakhstan. Main end sellers of rolled metal products purchase large quantities of local products, which compete well with the imported analogues. “The quality of our rolled metal products is as good as analogues, just a name of few, the reinforced products, the first “Kazakh” angle produced in ARBZ. People’s recalls of our products are very positive. The almost all quantity that was purchased has been sold. Our products are purchased by big enterprises as well as business owners” according to Samal Simbinov, Representative of Steel and Metal Warehouse. The economy of the region is simultaneously developing in different areas. The growth of industry is provided by new enterprises, and domestic product 105% growth is forecasted. “The industrial portfolio is changing”, said in the region. With a decrease in oil production, the manufacturing industry in the region is growing. Kairat Bekenov Deputy Akim of Aktobe region said, “The new enterprises introduced within the framework of State program of Accelerated Industrial and Innovative Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan now are delivering a new benefit to the development of our region in figures, in the economy, in the return of taxes. We also see potential of industrial growth in creation of new production enterprises within the framework of conditions created by the government. The Government spent over 5 billion Tenge for investment for an industrial sector and platform for a business. At the present moment 13 companies applied for a new a projects in industrial sector and the total amount of projects is 88 billion Tenge as of today” The so-called “platform for business” is built up by new plants. More than half of the territory of the industrial sector is already occupied. It is expected that 1700 working places will be created in this sector. Subsequently, at full development, the number of employed people will double.  
The 23rd International Industrial Exhibition Metal Expo'2017 was held in the 75th pavilion of VDNKh on November 14-17, 2017. 530 companies from 35 countries presented  various products of ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, state-of-the-art equipment, technologies and innovative solutions. Approximately 30 000 specialists were exhibiting in this year. Metal-Expo'2017 traditionally brings together representatives of leading steel companies, pipe and metalware manufacturers, non-ferrous metals processing enterprises, manufacturers of aluminum rolled products and alloys, construction companies, oil companies, gas companies and engineering companies. Large-scale expositions were presented by Russian companies: Metalloinvest Managing Company LLC, TMK (Pipe Metallurgical Company), Severstal PAO, PromMetHolding, Ural Mining and Metallurgical company and others. More than 250 companies from and outside the CIS took part in the exhibition where AKTOBE RAIL AND SECTION WORKS LLP plays special part – a young, one of the most advanced and future oriented companies producing RAILS AND SECTIONS in the CIS. Every year exhibitors and guests show keen interest in exposition of AKTOBE RAIL AND SECTION WORKS LLP and achievements in high quality production. ARBZ becomes more identifiable brand worldwide and acquires new grateful CUSTOMERS owing to METAL-EXPO INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION!