In 2019, the largest enterprise in Kazakhstan for the production of thermal insulation materials "MZTI" LLP in Makinsk was put into operation. The investor was "Baiterek Venture Fund" JSC. The project cost amounted to 6.77 billion tenge. The plant produces a heat-insulating material in demand on the market - mineral wool, which replaced glass wool and extremely flammable foam-based materials in construction. This type of basalt-based thermal insulation combines high performance characteristics such as moisture and fire resistance and is characterized by ease of installation. It is worth noting that the Italian technological line of Gamma Meccanica S.p.A. was purchased for the production of these products. Specialists from Italy took part in all stages of the construction of the new plant, and also trained local personnel to work on new high-tech equipment.
Since 2019, the company's production capacity has increased from 5,000 to 34,000 tons of products per year, the quality of which is in no way inferior to imported samples. Mineral wool is exported to such countries as Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia. For such a small town as Makinsk, the construction of a thermal insulation plant has become a very important event. The new production has created more than 200 jobs.
The enterprise has become an additional source of replenishment of the state budget. The state, in turn, provides comprehensive support in the development of industry and the export potential of the country. So, in November 2021, the Makinsky Thermal Insulation Plant, as part of the increase in labor productivity, took advantage of state incentives for industry provided by "QazIndustry" JSC. The funds spent earlier on improving the competence of the enterprise were reimbursed by the state in the amount of 40% and reinvested in the further development of the plant. To date, "MZTI" JSC is one of the leading enterprises in the field of production of thermal insulation materials in Kazakhstan.