About the AKPPro magazine

Dear readers,

Dear colleagues, partners and friends,

We know each other for a long time: when working in a single branch, you communicate with your colleagues one way or another, some of them become your partners and you compete with the others but information interchange stops never. Beginning from 2005 the seminars managed by AutoTransTech have become a platform for such communication. During these seminars we obtain an actual information covering all novelties, products and services meant to be used in our branch as well as we share our experience and just meet with each other. Ten-year history of our seminars proves that such communication is a necessity and offers nothing else but benefits. Our branch grows up and develops and for this, it is critical to share information, to learn new things, and to learn from each other.

The magazine you are reading now has become a logical continuation of the seminars’ idea, a certain realization of this idea in the form of a printed edition. AKPpro shall supplement the seminars and even might replace them partly for those who could not follow them by some reasons. We would like to make it as useful for the experts as the seminars have become.

Information published in the magazine shall help us to understand all the branch tendencies. It applies equally to improvement of the cars’ design, to management of transmission servicing and repair as well as to service development in Russia. It’s an opportunity of a kind to look at oneself from the outside.

When turning over the magazine pages you’ll see quite a few familiar names and designations. It touches upon not only those companies, which are engaged in the seminars but also you and your enterprises. We would like that the magazine shall help us to know each other better therefore we shall cover various Russian companies, their news and offers. I’ll be glad if our publications shall help you to find new partners as well as to enhance relationship with those you’re working with.

Surely we shall discuss the issues, which are critical for the branch enterprises: standards and regulations covering management of the automobile service stations, business management, and relations with the customers. I guess this is going to be the matter of interest not only for the managers but also for all employees.

Please never hesitate to contact us if you have any suggestions or questions, our editors shall be always glad to know about them. Tell us about your points of interest or what you would like to read or even to write in the magazine. And you might become one of our authors.

Because AKPpro is all about us!

Vyacheslav Bakalov

AKPPro Team

Valery Chusov
Editor-in-chief
Sergey Kulikov
Art director
Elena Chernisheva
Management
Vyacheslav Bakalov
Publisher
Irina Bakalova
Deputy CEO, AutoTransTech
Alexey Hresin
Journalist