hrough acquisition of GEFCO, the French logistics company, Russian Railways is now represented in several dozen countries of the world. GEFCO successfully assimilates in the business climate of the so called broad-gauge railroads. Another result of our cooperation with French colleagues is Olympus, the next generation electric locomotive — Frederic Oudea, President, European Banking Federation; Chief Executive Officer, Société Générale.
About 20 banks participate in the biometric system experiment. This puts Russia among the leaders of this innovation. The Bank of Russia initiated the Marketplace platform that will enable Russian citizens to compare financial products from various partners and participate in transactions. Russian banking sector evolves at a good pace, and I am happy that Société Générale is a part of this process — Frederic Oudea, President, European Banking Federation; Chief Executive Officer, Société Générale.
Gas purchases from Gazprom constitute one-seventh of all trade relations between Russia and France (15%), — Isabelle Kocher, Chief Executive Officer, Engie.
Moscow is the base of our cluster in Central Europe. We have a team that can manage this region. We attach much significance to investing in Russia and Russian innovations — Benoit Potier, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Air Liquide SA..
We agreed with Schneider Electric on the digitalization of the Tver region’s network complex by the end of 2019. The French side has very done well with setting up upper-level control systems in the grid power industry. It is not only about adapting, but more about customizing the use of local industrial potential and showing the way to foreign markets — Pavel Livinsky, Chairman of the Management Board, PAO Rosseti.
The integration of AVTOVAZ into the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance enabled us to increase sales faster than the market recovers and grow our market share — Sergey Skvortsov, Chairman of the Board of Directors at OAO AVTOVAZ.
We built a meat processing plant in Tambov, which sells raw materials to many Russian producers. Soon we will take not only beef and pork, but also lamb — Wilhelm Hubner, Chairman of the Management Board, Auchan Holding SA.
In 2011, we acquired Milko, which rose us to the leaders of Russian milk collectors. We invested several billion euros in the dairy industry — Emmanuel Faber, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Danone SA.