AFC-Holcroft signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Russia’s JSC NAKAL, which is located in Solnechnogorsk, Moscow region. Under the agreement, NAKAL will provide sales, service, parts and support of AFC-Holcroft equipment in the partnership area, which consists of Russia, the CIS countries and the Baltic region. NAKAL’s manufacturing facilities are located in the Moscow region and include over 8,000 square meters of production with metal treatment, welding, insulation, painting and other specialized equipment. All manufacturing is done on-site.

NAKAL, which was founded in 1992, is currently the largest electro-thermic equipment manufacturer on the territory of the Russian Federation. The company focuses on the development and manufacturing of heat-treatment furnaces, melting furnaces for nonferrous metals, drying ovens and laboratory furnaces for all industries. NAKAL also has its own research and testing laboratory. AFC-Holcroft has more than 100 installations in the former Soviet Union, with equipment installed in a diverse range of plants.