Vadim Smirnov, EUROTECHNIKA AG’s General Director
Mr Smirnov has a demanding hobby: he takes part in international marathons.
Mr Smirnov has managed our very successful production plant in the Russian city of Samara (approx. 1,000 km south east of Moscow) for over 20 years. The plant, called EUROTECHNIKA AG, is constantly expanding, and now employs several hundred members of staff. The goal of manufacturing German quality in Russia has been met in full and is recognised by the professionals.
To keep himself fit for his demanding days at work, Mr Smirnov runs long distances and even takes part in international marathon competitions. Generally speaking, Vadim Smirnov is ranked among the top 5% out of thousands of competitors. When he ran the Berlin Marathon, he came 208th out of 5044 runners in his age group..
In the meantime, all of the manufacturing operations for Primera DMC, our large area universal seed drills that are particularly popular in Russia, have been relocated to Samara. These seed drills have now moved up into the category of most sold machinery in our overall production programme. And Mr Smirnov plays an important role in all of this. In 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation awarded the honorary title of ‘Honorary Mechanical Engineer’ to EUROTECHNIKA Director Vadim Smirnov.