The National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) has added two leading German manufacturers of high-precision machine tools, SPINNER and DMG MORI, to the list of international sponsors of war.
In particular, the website of SPINNER’s official distributor in russia, SPINNER LLC, states that it operates “normally”. According to Export Genius, starting from February 24, 2022, to June 31, 2023, almost USD 15 million worth of SPINNER machines and components were imported to russia. After the outbreak of a large-scale war, the volume of supplies of SPINNER equipment to russia increased by 500%.
DMG MORI has 16 production plants and 113 sales and service centers in 88 countries. The company’s services cover the entire cycle of a machine tool, including training, repair, maintenance, and spare parts. DMG MORI is represented in the russian market through DMG Mori Rus LLC, which operates a machine tool plant in Ulyanovsk, Ulyanovsk Machine Tool Plant LLC.
At the end of February 2022, DMG MORI announced that it would cease all sales and service in russia, as well as all production at its Ulyanovsk plant. In reality, DMG MORI remains an active participant in the russian market, which contradicts its official statements.
According to the ruling of the moscow Arbitration Court of 03.07.2023 No. A40-51758/23-62-407, DMG Mori Rus LLC supplied machine tool components in July and August 2022 to the subsidiary of UDK-Saturn, Saturn Instrumental Plant JSC, which produces gas turbine engines for military aviation.
While the German people are providing unprecedented defense assistance to Ukraine to protect it from russian aggression, German companies Spinner and DMG MORI continue to cooperate with russia, supporting its military potential.