Polaris Laboratories Russia will be headed by 19-year tribology and lubricants veteran and IM Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas instructor Dr Guram Nemsadze.
“Transportation service fleets in Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States countries are actively being modernized with new-generation equipment that requires more innovative and sophisticated approaches for managing their maintenance and diagnostics,” the company said.
“These approaches have now become achievable in Russia through the capabilities of the new Polaris Laboratories Russia facility.”
The facility’s specialists have been trained at the company headquarters’ lab in Indianapolis and will be able to conduct modern diagnostic tests using advanced equipment, much of which cannot be found anywhere else in Russia.
In fact, Polaris officials said its client roster already included Fuchs, Volvo, Subaru, Cummins, MacDon, General Electric, Kvadra, TGK-8, Energokaskad, Ð•4 Group, Lukoil, MTS, GreenTime and others.
Polaris Laboratories Russia will be able to process 94% of the samples it receives and deliver reports within 24-48 hours.
“The goal of the new Moscow laboratory is to strengthen [our] presence in Europe and Asia,” chief executive officer Bryan Debshaw said.
It will also add to the company’s overall global presence – it already serves more than 60,000 clients in 76 countries.
All North American Polaris Laboratories locations are ISO 17025 A2LA accredited and its facility in Guatemala also operates according to the requirements of the Polaris quality system.
The company said the Russian facility had begun the process to become ISO 17025 accredited.