and «The Brightest employee».
Annually, starting with the year 2004 the company chooses the most remarkable member of the team based on the results of work during the year. Already for many years the main criteria for the choice have been the same - (1) input into the company development, (2) professional advancement, (3) loyalty.
We are glad to advise that based on the results of work in 2017 the VSP Employee of the Year was chosen to be Svetlana Petukhova, Chief Accountant of VSP!
Svetlana has been with the team since 2008, and for nearly a decade of work for VSP certainly made a serious contribution into the development of the company, year by year advancing as a specialist too. Acknowledging this, the company awards Svetlana with a special bonus of the «Employee of the Year» and an additional fifth week of paid holidays.
We are glad to advise that based on the results of the VSP Educational Programme in 2017 Victoria Perepelyatnik was awarded «The Brightest employee» nomination.
For the last few years next period planning on the company business lines has been initiated in October. The current year is no different.
Marketing, sales, logistics, Educational programme, organizational issues and some other tasks - each of the employees with the responsibility for a certain line or business process generates suggestions for a team working agenda for the next period. Resulting from this, the draft of an annual VSP development plan is discussed at the general meeting of the leading employees, as a rule, early December.
On December 9 and 16, VSP leading specialists summed up preliminary results for 2017 and discussed key lines of the company developments in the coming year.
Merry Christmas and Happy new Year!
"...The room is lit with amber light.
And bursting, popping in delight
Hot stove still rattles in a fray.
While it is nice to hear its clatter,
Perhaps, we should command to saddle
A fervent mare into the sleight? ..."
VSP Stock Programme.
We hear a lot, especially recently, that one of the key indices of the company operation is a customer satisfaction criterion. The higher it is, the higher the rating and business itself is. If a user, a customer or a client receives the expected level of service and return on his investments, he would be more liable not only to continue cooperation, but should an opportunity arise give a relevant recommendation to his partner. Step by step a business is shaping its market position and reputation, and there are no minor components to it.
Some years ago we asked ourselves which indicator we at VSP could single out to show the vector of progress, our work and relevant evaluation by our customers, our users. Keeping in line with obligations in terms of execution of an order represents a final stage of the team work requiring accuracy and definition. Based on the way an order is executed, - in time, without complications and additional corrections, - the customer will conclude on the overall operation of the company. This strategy in mind, we have planned realization of the Stock Programme.
ROSNEFT: Special Customer.
A business trip to Krasnoyarsk.
Going on with a large programme of work with ROSNEFT as one of the key customers for VSP and our partners-manufacturers - in the first place Eaton Electric (earlier MTL Instruments) and Parker Hannifin - on November 22 and 23, VSP representatives were on a business trip in Krasnoyarsk.
SC «Vostsibneftegas» and LLC «RN-Vankor»: both current projects, and applications potential for new solutions by VSP partners-manufacturers at new production sites under construction were discussed with automation and IT specialists of ROSNEFT.
Advertising campaign VSP-2017.
Proceeding with an active advertising campaign, which was launched in 2016, during this year VSP has placed 14 advertising blocks in exhibition catalogues and industry publications with an accent on a specialised journal «Automation in Industry».
The team has been cooperating with the publishing house «Automation in Industry» not for a year. In 2017 VSP placed 10 blocks in the journal for leading industry specialists.
Employees’ Loyalty Programme.
At the beginning of September we have launched a new Loyalty Programme aiming primarily at support and development of relationship with engineering companies in the first place.
The Loyalty Programme consists of two main blocks - a commercial and the so-called emotional. We consider that the task of VSP is to provide a customer with a comprehensive competitive work environment throughout the whole cycle of relationship, starting with a presentation of quality features of solutions by partners-manufacturers and price considerations and down to interaction procedures with a customer representative while shipping equipment from our stock.
It is quite obvious that the overall level of the company operation depends on the performance of every specialist. The relationship between the employee operation and (a) the level of satisfaction and (b) understanding of prospects lies on the surface.
«MTL Intrinsically safe interfaces and systems»: VSP specialised seminar for industry specialists in Minsk.
On November 3, a VSP seminar «MTL Intrinsically safe interfaces and systems» for partner-companies’ engineers and integrators took place in Minsk, Republic of Belarus. The initial idea to run a specialised seminar for industry specialists in Belorussia was included in the company marketing plan at the end of 2016. As early as November 2016 at the meeting with representatives of NAFTAN in Novopolotsk we told the customer about our plans of activities in the Republic, and invited engineers of the oil refinery as one of the key customers for VSP to participate in the seminar.
During the year the team was paying special attention to the work with end-users and engineering companies in Belorussia and covered the following activities.
MTL and VSP meeting:
business results and plans.
Early November in the office of Eaton Electric (earlier MTL Instruments) a meeting of the partner-manufacturer and VSP representatives took place. Oxana Klochenko and Ivan Perepelyatnik together with the management of the company discussed some preliminary results of the VSP operation in Russia, outlined plans to form the basis of a number of joint projects and tasks for 2018.
We presented in short some current results of realisation of the VSP programme ROSNEFT Special Customer, which the company had been already implementing not for a year; the team efforts undertaken in terms of business development in Ufa, BASHNEFT in the first place; activities of the team in the Republic of Belarus aiming at further development and strengthening of business.
VSP exhibition activity in 2017.
Moscow, Minsk, Ufa, Kiev, Samara, Kazan, Perm, Almaty, Ekaterinburg - the geography of the main industry exhibitions visited by VSP specialists during the year.
On the last week of October the company employees held a number of meetings with VSP partners and customers at the exhibition sites in Kiev and Samara.
Week No 41: proActive approach.
On the 2nd week of October members of the VSP team carried out a number of tasks under the annual plan of works on marketing.
On October 11, Sergey Kosik, VSP Regional representative, visited EnergyExpo forum in Minsk and held some meetings with customers and partners in the Republic of Belarus: competitors, partners-integrators, end-users in Belorussia, Belneftekhim, in the first place, - the whole spectrum of the market players was represented at the EnergyExpo exhibition.
Summing-up the business trip, Sergey has noted that there is some general revival in the market, which provides for an opportunity for some definitive clarification plans with VSP partners on new projects for 2018.
Business trip to Kazakhstan:
KIOGE-17 and ZEINET.
October 5, VSP representative Roman Kanshin, Senior Sales Manager, held a number of meetings with partner companies at the central international oil&gas exhibition in Kazakhstan, and also met with our long term customer ZEINET at the integrator’s office in Almaty.
KIOGE (KIOGE) is an exhibition - conference industry event in the oil and gas industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which is unique in its scale. Every year, KIOGE brings together more than 350 companies from 25 countries of the world under its flag.
Parker 100 years.
“He was an inventor, an engineer and an entrepreneur. He never gave up,"
says Tom Williams, chairman and CEO of Parker Hannifin, of the man who founded Parker Appliance Company 100 years ago with his partner Carl Klamm.
A journey 100 years long, from a two-person company, without a single customer, to a global leader in motion and control technologies - a way of success and sometimes failures. But through it all one thing has guided the company: the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation.
Republic of Belarus:
and Gomel Chemical Plant.
Republic of Belarus is an important market for VSP. For many years we have been building relationships with key customers in the Republic, in the first place in the traditional for our company oil&gas, petrochemical and chemical sectors - NAFTAN and Polimir, Mozyr OR, Grodno AZOT and other major industrial enterprises.
Early this year we participated in the «Automation. Electronics-2017» exhibition in Minsk, where we presented some new solutions by the partner-manufacturer MTL to VSP customers in Belorussia, and discussed prospective projects with partners.
Parker Hannifin: «hidden reserves»
and proActive approach.
During the last week of September VSP employees carried out a number of activities putting into practice the plan of works on Parker Hannifin product line.
Already for a number of years the company has been exercising a practice which we call «hidden reserves».
We are analysing customers with whom the team has been working in the previous period, compare with the current year results, and in case there has not been any meaningful interaction, we single out such a company to additionally work through the reasons which have changed the status of our relationship.
VSP and Eurotherm at the exhibition of equipment and technologies for heat treatment.
From 18 to 20 September in Moscow “the only in Russia international specialized exhibition of equipment and technologies for materials heat treatment” - HeatTreatment - 2017 took place. For the first time VSP together with the partner-manufacturer Eurotherm participated in the event presenting to customers and partners advanced developments for process control, covering not only precision equipment - controllers, power controllers and recorders - but new Eurotherm solutions in software as well, including Eurotherm Online Services (EOS).
VSP 21 years old.
On 19 September VSP marked its 21st birthday - on 19 September 1996 VSP was registered in the Moscow Registration Chamber. For 21 years VSP has been operating in the market of professional distribution of technologies which find their application in the first place in oil & gas, metallurgy and other sectors of industry.
Business trip to Kazan: meeting with specialists of RPE «GKS» and «Module-Engineering».
Research and Production Enterprise «GKS» is one of the leading and successful engineering companies. We carry out all the range of engineering works related to industrial automation, development of measurement systems and metrological support for enterprises of oil and gas, petrochemical and oil refining sectors.