About us

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The Shuya
Plant
Aquarius, founded in 1989, is one of the first IT companies in Russia.
In 1990, the company, with participation of partners from Europe and Asia, built the country's first private computer equipment plant in compliance with the best international practices and standards in IT manufacturing.
Today the Aquarius plant is one of the largest domestic IT manufacturers, capable of releasing over 400,000 high-tech devices per year—not only computers, but also laptops, all-in- one PCs, information terminals, data storage systems, servers and telecommunications equipment, matching or surpassing imported products in both quality and functionality.
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PRODUCTION CAPACITY
BUILDUP
Our mission is to develop information technologies in Russia and to strengthen the technological leadership of the country.
1990
Plant constructed. Computer assembly line launched
1999
Server production launched. Capacity: 120,000 units per year
2004
Laptop production launched
2005
New production module constructed. DSS production launched. Capacity: 360,000 units per year
2009
Manufacturing of modern electronics device assemblies (SMT technology) launched
2014
New production shop opened. Capacity: over 400,000 units per year
2016
New production building constructed
2017
CTCR (custom tests and cyber security research) laboratory
ANATOMY OF THE PLANT ANATOMY OF THE PLANT
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QUALITY CONTROL
AT EVERY STAGE
Aquarius uses state-of- the-art “just-in- time” production methods. After the development, project approval, and component selection, the assembly of hundreds and thousands of devices takes no more than 4 days.
Before entering the assembly line, every component undergoes preliminary examination: visual inspection and functional testing. Assembled equipment is dispatched to preliminary testing, and then to thermal chamber testing.
The production process is documented in a special routing slip that lists all transactions, serial numbers of components, and revealed defects with a record made of their elimination.
Every entry in the routing slip is confirmed with the personal stamp of the assembly line worker who performed the operation.
The final stage includes an electrical safety test under increased voltage, packaging the products that have passed all the tests and their delivery to the finished products warehouse.
All workers carrying out assembly operations are equipped with antistatic wrist straps.
Installation of software, both system-wide and specialized, is also performed at the plant.
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TECHNOLOGICAL PROCESS:
MAIN STAGES
Component reception, registration, and delivery to the warehouse.
Preliminary checks and heat tests. Final testing.
Placing the components into antistatic process packaging pursuant to the assembly order.
Packaging of products that have passed tests and their delivery to the finished products warehouse.
Verification and testing of every component.
Checking the electrical safety of products under increased voltage.
Complete assembly of products. Installation of software: system-wide and specialized.
Defect analysis of the products that failed the tests, elimination of defects with subsequent repetition of all test procedures.
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CERTIFICATES
In order to ensure product quality and to gain the trust of customers, in 1998 Aquarius has implemented and currently successfully uses a quality management system conforming to ISO 9001 international standards.
A certificate of compliance guarantees that the quality management system, which spans design, production, and supply of electronic computing equipment, meets the requirements of GOST ISO 9001-2011 (ISO 9001:2008) (certification in 1998, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014).
Since 2009 the company also confirms compliance of the existing quality management system to GOST RV 0015-002- 2012 in Military Register, a voluntary certification system, every three years. All equipment assembled at the plant is supplied with a complete set of obligatory state certificates. We are also able to perform special studies and tests, as well as acceptance of supplied equipment by military agencies.
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COMPLETE RANGE
OF IT EQUIPMENT
products
Server
systems
From basic models to powerful four-processor servers and rack solutions with consolidated power, cooling, and active noise-suppression systems.
Customer
devices
Desktops and all-in- ones, laptops and tablet PCs, thin clients, and graphic stations.
Data
storage systems
Data storage systems of various performance, scalability, functionality, and price category.
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CYBER SECURITY
TOP
10
Features in the top 10 Largest Information Security Companies rating by CNews Security.
% 10
CYBER SECURITY
For many years Aquarius has remained the largest supplier to the public sector and law enforcement agencies that take into regard not only the technical characteristics of the equipment, but also information security and the absence of undeclared capabilities that could be achieved only when devices are produced in Russia.
The plant’s engineering base enables the production, testing, and delivery of ready hardware- software packages adapted to customer needs, supplementing orders with equipment and software from other vendors, including certified data protection tools.
For the most demanding customers we conduct special tests and studies of devices in a specially equipped laboratory at the plant.
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INTERNATIONAL
COOPERATION
For many years Aquarius has been cooperating with the largest international IT companies, adapting the experience, competencies, and production technologies of global IT leaders.
At various times the plant has manufactured products for Cisco, ASUS, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, EMC, HP, and other leading IT brands.
To do this, Aquarius employees have undergone special training and manufacturing processes have been audited for compliance with international quality standards.
The OEM production model enables the plant to produce IT goods using technologies and components from OEM partners. Localized products are completely identical in functionality and compatibility to the goods of foreign manufacturers, they are certified according to Russian standards, and supplied with local technical support throughout Russia. This way Aquarius enables the transfer of the cutting-edge global technologies into Russia to develop the domestic IT industry and contribute to import substitution.
brands
hp
The first OEM contract with HP was signed in 2001. The first HP PC was assembled at the Aquarius plant that year. As part of the project, in 2002 the production and quality control system of the Aquarius enterprise was integrated with a similar solution of the HP factory in Grenoble, France. Later Aquarius signed several more contracts for production of HP devices at its plant.
cisco
In 2003, Aquarius became the world's first Cisco AVVID partner in server production. In the same year Aquarius and Cisco launched a joint project: production of integrated IP solutions based on Aquarius servers and Cisco CallManager software. In 2013, as the part of the global Cisco Configure-To- Order project, we launched a Cisco server production line.
emc
In 2005, Aquarius became the first EMC OEM partner in Europe. Under the agreement the company can use EMC technologies in Aquarius- branded disk array production. In 2014, the agreement was renewed and the equipment range was expanded.
fujitsu
In 2006–2009, under a tripartite agreement, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Microsoft, and Aquarius produced over 20,000 PCs and implemented replication with the FSC ERP system at the Shuya plant.
tyco
In 2002, a contract with Tyco Electronics was signed for the manufacture of AMP patchcords was signed.
asus
In 2012, Aquarius and ASUS launched a joint project for production of ASUS desktop PCs and server platforms at Aquarius manufacturing facilities.
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CUSTOMERS
Over 18,000 corporate and government customers, including the largest Russian enterprises.
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Public authorities
  • Federal Guard Service of the Russian Federation
  • Russian Federal State Statistics Service
  • Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation
  • Pension Fund of the Russian Federation
  • Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and Federal Biomedical Agency
  • Federal Tax Service
  • Department of Information Technology of Moscow
  • Federal Service for State Registration, Cadaster, and Cartography
The largest Russian companies
  • Central Bank of Russia
  • Sberbank of Russia
  • Russian Post
  • Russian Railways
  • «Magnit» retail chain
  • Yandex
  • Mail.ru
  • VKontakte
Employees
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BEST EMPLOYEES
FOR AQUARIUS
Aquarius supports educational and social development, including (but not limited to) the creation of jobs, both in Moscow and at the Shuya plant, in IT, a highly innovative and intellectual field.
Aquarius has been a major employer in Ivanovo Region for decades. In 2016, the Aquarius Shuya plant became the best in the category of employers with 100 to 500 employees, based on the results of a competition held by the Russian Social Insurance Fund of Ivanovo Region.
The company also focuses on the development of education in IT. For years Aquarius has been supporting the all- Russian Infoforum—New Generation contest, which was established specifically to encourage students, educational centers, and young professionals working in information security.