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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0017
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #4957 2841210
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 111210Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4545
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 004957

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/LRITTER
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA
USDOC FOR 532/OEE/MO'BRIEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST-SHIPMENT VERIFICATION:
KALUGA BREWER COMPANY, KALUGA, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. NLR


1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided
below is prohibited by Section 12C of the Export
Administration Act.

2. Reftel 1 requested a Post-shipment verification to
determine the legitimacy and reliability of the end-
user, Kaluga Brewer Company (Russian abbreviation
KPK), Kaluga, Russia. The company is listed on BIS
license application: NLR as the ultimate consignee of
a 5200 trivector analyzer system and accessories. ECCN
EAR 99. The exporter is Computation Systems, Inc., 835
Innovation Drive, Knoxville, TN 37932.

3. On September 19, 2007, Export Control Attaches
Donald Pearce, Peter Liston and FSN Natalya Shipitsina
conducted the requested post-shipment verification
with Kaluga Brewer Company, Kaluga, Russia. The export
control team met with Sergey Burykin, Chief Engineer.

4. KPK was founded in 1998 from assets of a Soviet era
brewery acquired by SAB Miller PLC, a multinational
group headquartered in the U.S. The brewery is SAB
Miller's third largest, and last year was honored by
the holding company as having the most efficient
brewing operations outside of the United States. KPK
produces around 300,000,000 litres of beer annually.
KPK employs around 1000 at the brewery, located in
Kaluga, a town approximately 200km southwest of
Moscow.

5. The commodities in reftel are used by the
Engineering Service of KPK to analyze oils used in the
brewery machine equipment. Oil samples are taken from
various mechanical devices, and tested for
preventative maintenance purposes. In conjunction
with vibration analysis, the engineers can determine
the projected lifespan of the device, potential
problems or malfunctions, and prevent damage from oil
contamination. It also allows the company to ensure
that oils and lubricants procured for use are suitable
and in good condition prior to use.

6. The team was shown a CSI model B520000 tri-vector
analyzer with model 52DV viscometer, serial number
00125175. Three engineers have routine access to the
device, which is stored in a locked trailer on the
grounds of the factory. In addition, the manager of
the Engineering Service has access to the trailer,
along with a janitor. The factory runs on a 24 hour
basis, and has its own security service which is on
duty at all times. There is a video security system,
and doors are routinely checked by security patrols
during nighttime hours.

7. Recommendations: Post recommends Kaluga Brewer
Company, Kaluga, Russia as reliable recipients of
sensitive U.S. origin commodities.
(FCS MOSCOW/SBOZEK/DPEARCE)
BURNS

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