8 April 2020
"Optic fiber Systems" JSC resumed the production process
On April 8, 2020, the Head of Mordovia, Vladimir Volkov, visited "Optic fiber Systems" JSC to check compliance with security measures during the spread of coronavirus infection.
In accordance with the Presidential decree on non-working days, the company stopped its work for a week, but since April 6, the plant has resumed the production process, but in accordance with a number of sanitary and preventive measures.
Employees are not allowed to use public transport. Transportation to work and back is carried out by using an in-house minibus. Those who use private transport, carry out its mandatory disinfection. At the entry to the plant there is a sanitary filter: hand treatment and temperature measurement.
All departments, with the exception of production staff, have been switched to remote operation. "Everything that can be done remotely is done from home. Now 25% of the total number of employees work directly at the enterprise. There are only those whose hands are needed in production said", Mikhail Vlasov, Deputy General Director.
All conferences are also held in a remote format. Work on production sites is organized with the necessary distance between people. In the canteen -individual seating. Cleaning and disinfection of industrial premises is carried out 2 times a shift, 4 times a day. In addition, staff are regularly interviewed for contacts with people who have come from other regions.
The Head of the Republic also discussed plans to increase production capacity with the company's management. Currently, Internet traffic has increased significantly across the country due to the transition to remote operation, and telecom operators are talking about a significant load on the network. In this situation, the importance of increasing the production of domestic telecommunication optical fiber increases.
“Optic fiber Systems” JSC (www.rusfiber.ru) – is the first and the only Russian plant manufacturing optical fiber. The plant is situated in Saransk, Mordovia Republic. It was officially opened on 25 September 2015. The shareholders of the company are RUSNANO, Gazprombank and the Government of Mordovia Republic.
Optical fiber is the main component of optic cables for signal transmission in modern communication networks. Fiber is also used as a sensor for monitoring deformation, temperature, acoustics and other indicators.
"Optic fiber Systems" JSC produces telecommunication optical fibers of standards G652 and G 657 A1 including those with reduced diameter of 200 microns; provides services on optical fiber coloring and the application of ring marks "ringmarking". Optical fibers of new types such as G651 and G655 are being prepared for release. Products are certified in Russia and the quality is confirmed by "Rostelecom" PJSC, Russia's leading cable companies and foreign consumers.
According to the results of certification, optical fiber was approved for use on the networks of the largest Russian Telecom operators Rostelecom, MTS, MegaFon and others.
Manufacturing capacity of the plant is 4 mln kilometers of optical fiber per year.