State Unitary Enterprise "Production Association "URALVAGONZAVOD" named for Felix E. Dzerzhinsky, is one of the Russian leaders in developing and manufacturing high-quality machine-building products of world class. Besides it enjoys a firm reputation as careful and reliable partner. Its main activities are the following: production of railway cars and tanks, road-building vehicles, metallurgical production, tool production, production of consumer goods. "URALVAGONZAVOD" ["Ural coach factory"] is a unique machine-building enterprise, one of the largest scientific and industrial complexes is Russia that possesses high-power technical and intellectual potential.
There is stiff competition between different designers and manufacturers for almost all defense goods in Russia, and there is not enough money to go around for everyone. This means that when the military decided to design new tanks at Nizhny Tagil's Uralvagonzavod, which produces the T-90 tank, it spelled disaster for the Omsk-based Transmash plant and its T-80 tank.
"URALVAGONZAVOD" is one of the Russian leaders in developing and manufacturing high-quality machine-building products of world class. Besides it enjoys a firm reputation as careful and reliable partner. Its main activities are the following: production of railway cars and tanks, road-building vehicles, metallurgical production, tool production, production of consumer goods.
"URALVAGONZAVOD" was built in the years of the first Five-Year Plan (1931-1936) as an integral part of Ural-Kuzbas coal-metallurgical complex. On the 11-th of October, 1936, first railway heavy-freight cars came off the enterprise conveyor. During the incomplete five prewar years the enterprise produced totally 35.5 thousand of various railway cars. Peculiar role was played by "URALVAGONZAVOD" in the years of Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). Namely this was Ural Tank Factory No. 183, developed from "URALVAGONZAVOD" in 1941 and named for "Komintern". It became one of the largest defense factories of Russia. Every day it sent an echelon of T-34 tanks to the front from its conveyors. 35 thousand of these battle vehicles were produced by the factory in the years of the war.
In March, 1946, "URALVAGONZAVOD" proceeded with production of freight railway cars. The Ural Design Department of Railway Car Building is at the head of freight car building, both in undercarriage and automatic couplers. All the factories manufacturing car-building products work by the documentation of this organization. Specialists of Design Department have developed a significant list of projects for freight cars, trucks, automatic couplers and braking devices. This list comprises 40 models of 4-axle gondola cars different in design and carrying capacity, 12 models of 8-axle all-metal gondola cars, 5 models of 6-axle gondola cars, several models of box cars, tanks and flat cars. In a time of production "URALVAGONZAVOD" has made over 800 thousand of various cars.
In the early fifties the enterprise began to fulfill important orders for the space service, including design and production of equipment for launching orbital vehicles "Vostok", "Voskhod", "Proton" and shuttle "Energy" - "Buran".
Being under conditions of a practical absence of financing (lack of state order) from the main customers and at the same time remaining the status of "State Enterprise" "URALVAGONZAVOD" has nevertheless sought funds. It has been proceeding to implement a general policy of further improvement of technical and specific characteristics of the main kinds of production almost at its own expense. In so doing, it has pursued a purpose to maintain and enhance competitiveness on the domestic market and especially on the foreign market thus making an essential contribution to the national economy.
For reshaping the structure of production, a program of conversion has been developed and approved at the enterprise. The first trend of conversion is development and production of road-building vehicles with the use of "double technologies". For this purpose the facilities have been reshaped, special equipment has been purchased and produced, assembly technological lines have been mounted.
In the context of conversion specialists of the State Unitary Enterprise "Production Association "URALVAGONZAVOD" has designed and put into full production a family of road-building vehicles of various purposes. This family of road-building vehicles, produced by "URALVAGONZAVOD", completely satisfies the basic requirements of national economy of all regions of Russia. The second trend of conversion is creation of facilities for production of special-purpose cars and tanks for mainline railways. Railway car assembly production has put into production new models of cars for the national economy.
Addres: Vostochnoye Chaussee 28 City: Nizhny Tagil Region: Sverdlovsk region Poste code: 622051 Country: Russian Federation Phone: (3435) 23-17-74 Fax: (3435) 23-34-92
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