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Kurganmashzavod was the main asset of the Tractor Works military division. In the fall of 2017, the concern Tractor Plants, on the instructions of the Russian government, was transferred to the Rostec operational management due to the crisis situation at the concerns enterprises. The cumulative debts of Tractor Plants exceed 100 billion rubles. On February 21, 2019, the plant came under the control of Rostec State Corporation.

PJSC "Kurganmashzavod" (the only manufacturer of infantry fighting vehicles in Russia) did not fulfill a number of state contracts, despite the transfer of the company under the control of Rostec. This was announced on 07 July 2019 by Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov, opening a meeting on the execution of state defense orders and diversification of production in the organizations of the defense-industrial complex of the Kurgan region. Earlier, Kurganmashzavod was the main asset of the Tractor Works military division. In the fall of 2017, the concern Tractor Plants, on the instructions of the Russian government, was transferred to the Rostec operational management due to the crisis situation at the concerns enterprises. The cumulative debts of Tractor Plants exceed 100 billion rubles. February 21, 2019, the plant came under the control of Rostec State Corporation.

In order to prevent the bankruptcy of this enterprise, in 2018 it was decided to include it into the contour of High-Precision Complexes of Rostec State Corporation and to take necessary measures for the financial rehabilitation of Kurganmashzavod. Despite the measures taken, a number of government contracts the established deadlines, which, in turn, led to a decrease in the volume of state defense orders, "said Borisov. The vice-premier added that one of the key tasks facing both the plant management and the region as a whole is to ensure social stability, prevent the deterioration of the overall economic situation in terms of timeliness of salary payments to employees and preserving jobs.

Virtually the entire production load of PJSC "Kurganmashzavod" is secured by state defense contracts. This was announced on Sunday by the Acting Governor of the Kurgan Region, Vadim Shumkov, at a meeting on the execution of state defense orders and diversification of production in the organizations of the defense industry complex in the region. Today, almost 90% of the workload is secured by contracts and treaties of the state defense order. One task for the management of the enterprise and the region is to preserve human resources and fulfill the instructions of the President of the Russian Federation to diversify production through the production of civilian goods, Shumkov said.

The acting governor asked the vice-premier of the Russian Federation Yury Borisov participating in the meeting to work out the possibility of quotas for the supply by the defense-industrial complex enterprises of products for the oil and gas industry. "And, probably, in the framework of the implementation of national projects, because we are confident and believe that such opportunities must be used - this is the staff, the necessary equipment, competencies. I would like the money that will be worked out as part of the national projects, taking into account our enterprises [OPK] ", - said Shumkov.

Kurganmashzavod is one of the largest enterprises of the military-industrial complex in the Russian Federation, producing infantry fighting vehicles that are in service with the armies of nearly 30 countries. In addition to military equipment, the company manufactures tracked all-terrain vehicles, forestry machines, wheel loaders, mini-tractors, trailers, as well as equipment for the oil and gas industry. It is one of the city-forming for the region.

The Kurgan Machine-Building Plant is the largest enterprise of the Kurgan Region, one of the leaders of the military-industrial complex of Russia. Public Joint-Stock company "Kurganmashzavod" - is the biggest enterprise of Kurgan region and one of the defense industry leaders in Russia. JSC "Kurganmashzavod" is, first of all: well known around the world infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2 and BMP-3, and also armed recovery vehicle BREM-L and universal chassis on the basis of BMP-3, different weapon systems are created on its basis. The armies of 28 countries use combat materiel made by JSC "Kurganmashzavod" and it was highly evaluated by the specialists at the most prestige international expositions. JSC "Kurganmashzavod" renders all services in design, production, supply, maintenance and modernization of produced materiel.

The lawsuit of Rosoboronexport (part of Rostec State Corporation) for the recovery of more than 5.3 billion rubles from Kurganmashzavod (KMZ) is connected with actions to normalize the operation of the plant, which recently came under the control of Rostec due to its difficult financial condition. This is part of big plans designed to normalize the situation at the KMZ ... The asset passed under the management of Rostec state corporation quite recently, in a difficult financial condition, with a large debt burden. through the courts ", - reported in the state corporation 30 April 2019. Earlier, the Moscow Arbitration Court registered the claim of Rosoboronexport to the KMZ on recovery from the plant of more than 5.3 billion rubles. Relevant information is available in the file of arbitration cases on the website of the court. The lawsuit went to court on April 26th.

Tthe filing of the claim, noting that it is associated with the settlement of relations between the companies. On February 28, TASS reported that Kurganmashzavod (the only enterprise in the Russian Federation that produces infantry fighting vehicles) came under the joint-stock control of the Rostec state corporation. The acquisition of a 74.5% stake in PJSC "Kurganmashzavod" took place on February 21, 2019. The buyer of the shares was JSC NPO High-Precision Complexes, which is part of the state corporation.

Previously KMZ was part of the concern "Tractor Plants" (KTZ). In the autumn of 2017, "Tractor Plants" on the instructions of the Russian government was transferred to the operational management of Rostec in connection with the crisis situation at the enterprises of the concern. In the state corporation it was decided to transfer the KMZ, the military division of the Tractor Plants, under the control of the High-Precision Complexes for the rehabilitation of the enterprise and ensuring the execution of the state defense order. Thus, in February 2019, the transfer of the enterprises of the military division of the Tractor Plants concern to Rostec was completed.

The history of engineering-industrial group "Tractor Plants Group Corporation (Machinery & Industrial Group NV) began in 1996 with the acquisition of shares of OJSC "Cheboksary Industrial Tractor Plant "("Promtractor"), by its founder Michael Bolotin. It became his first engineering asset.

A decision was taken in 2002 to increase the size of the engineering team and of new assets acquisition. Vladimir Motor-Tractor Plant entered the structure of "Tractor plants". A wide range of new developments was presented at the first Russian tractor show in Cheboksary. It drove attention of business representatives, banking institutions and journalists in Russia and abroad. The engineering group "Tractor Plants" Group Corporation was established in 2003 for optimization of the newly created company structure and improving the operational control and stimulation of further development.

The controlling stock interest of OJSC "Kurganmashzavod" was acquired in 2005 during the course of competition of "Sibur" company non-core assets. OJSC "Russian Railways" leased property complex FSUE "Kanashsky Car Repair Plant" to JSC "Promtractor Wagon" for implementing the modernization project of the enterprise existing facilities and construction of new facilities for freight car production.

JSC "Kurganmashzavod" is a big machine-building complex, which includes 10 plants and 5 supplementary workshops, which provide full production cycle from getting casting and stamping blanks, all kind of machine processing to assembling and complex trials of ready products. JSC "Kurganmashzavod" is not only BMP, but also a wide range of civil product: small-sized tractors, municipal construction machine, automobile trailers and a lot of others. And, at last, JSC "Kurganmashzavod" is new directions of development and new projects: tracked chassis for road building and forestry machines, snow-and-swamp cross-country vehicles, forestry machines, isothermal and refrigerator special purpose automobiles.

The history of Ural arms originates in the beginning of XVIII century when by direction of Peter the Great there were established famous Demidov weapons factories in the Urals. The traditions of reliability and duality of Ural weapons laid by him are kept till now. From those far times and up to nowadays the Ural manufacturers and gunmakers confirm the words of famous Russian scientist M. V. Lomonosov, namely "Power of Russia will increase through Siberia".

This association belongs to the number of many, until recently completely closed enterprises. Only a small circle of specialists knew what kind of equipment they were producing and how important the plant was for the defense capability of the country. Today, thanks to the removal of many information limitations, the Kurgan Machine Building Plant is becoming more and more famous not only in Russia, but also abroad. To a large extent, the growing competitiveness of the enterprise's products, its high technical level, excellent quality and reliability contribute to this.

Since 1954 "Kurganmashzavod" manufactures combat fighting vehicles well known far beyond the Ural region and Russia. Artillery tractors became the first products of the plant and manufacturing of infantry fighting vehicles began in 1966. The plant is relatively young. The first samples of equipment, artillery tractors, descended from its conveyor belt in 1954. And 13 years later the company mastered the production of a completely new, at that time, unparalleled military machine in the world. It was well-known today BMP-1. It was intended to significantly increase the mobility and security of infantry operating on the battlefield with the support of tanks. Abroad, similar in terms of the tasks assigned to the machine appeared much later. From the moment of formation of first infantry fighting vehicles concept and as it was developed for the period of more than 30 years "Kurganmashzavod" has been manufacturing infantry fighting vehicles meeting the word standards. In the latest years there was adopted manufacture of BMP-2 which was successfully proved in combat conditions in armies of many countries beginning in 1983 and BMP-3 one of the best vehicles in its class. On the base of these vehicles there are developed and manufactured various types of vehicles - command post, reconnaissance engineer and recovery ones. The multipurpose chassis made on BMP-3 base allows to develop new highly mobile types of military tracked vehicles of light mass category.

The JSC "Kurganmashzavod" today is a dynamically developing industrial enterprise, one of the leaders of Russia defence complex. Numerous export deliveries of vehicles and the established license productions abroad confirm high efficiency and quality of the vehicles manufactured by the enterprise. BMP-3 vehicle is in the field in armies of UAE, Kuwait, Cyprus and Korea. The BMP-2 license production is arranged in Slovakia and India.

The whole range of products, manufactured by Kurganmashzavod JSC is being designed by the Joint-Stock company "Special Design Bureau of Machine Building" (SDBM JSC). The company has an outstanding engineering potential and a modern pilot production facilities. Today SBDM JSC is the Russia's leading enterprise in the field of design of infantry fighting vehicles and their derivatives.

Capabilities of Kurganmashzavod JSC are not limited only by manufacturing of serial IFVS. Availability of powerful designing department and modern pilot production allows to develop and realise complex modernisation programs of IFV making new vehicle samples in short terms in accordance with customer requirements. Today we can perform all necessary operations in complex delivery including development, spare parts, training of customer's personnel, guarantee maintenance and servicing, modernisation and repair of different levels. Wide involvement of the enterprise into international co-operation allows to use modern achievements of military science and technology and to represent the plant development perspective as quite favourable.

Kurganmashzavod's basic economic performance has been growing as planned two years ago: its aggregate output totalled 4.083 billion roubles in 2005, 4.597 billion roubles in 2006 and is to be 6.132 billion roubles in 2007. The military materiel orders in 2006 tripled over 2005, increasing by 20 percent more this year. Next year, we expect the defence procurement and export sales hike by 40 percent over the orders landed in 2007. The company is on schedule in productionizing advanced civil products. Today, Kurganmashzavod is the Concern's only maker o heavy wheeled vehicles, which production has been transferred from Cheboksary to Kurgan.

Kurganmashzavod has taken over a number of major and minor production programs of the Concern's subsidiaries, e.g. the plant in Krasnoyarsk relinquished its forge, foundry and transmission production to Kurganmashzavod, which total output has increased by 1.5 times over two years as a result. In late October this year, a decision was taken to set up a limited liability company named Zauralsky Forge and Foundry Plant to optimize the operation of the subsidiaries and enhance their manufacturing efficiency. The new company is to comprise three plants organic to Kurganmashzavod - a steel mill/ironworks, a forge and a fine-blank plant. Currently, the company's metallurgic divisions meet the requirements for manufacturing its own military and civil product line, but also have 80 percent of their capabilities used in support of other subsidiaries of the Concern.

The Zauralsky Forge Foundry Plant was to expand its blank production, step up its metallurgic output and systematic productionizing of new goods. One of the principal strategic objectives of establishing the Zauralsky Forge and Foundry Plant is to ensure a long-term output growth and optimize the workflow and costs. Defence-related orders will remain a priority to the new plant.

As of 2008 it was projected that Kurganmashzavod will have increased the military vehicle output fivefold by 2010, with a considerable civil equipment output growth expected as well. The concern's management believes that the parity basis for military and civil products is optimal to Kurganmashzavod.

"Kovrov Electromechanical Plant" filed a lawsuit in the Court of Arbitration 29 February 2016. Kurgan is Russia's only producer of infantry fighting vehicles (BMP) "Kurgan". "In Kurgan Arbitration Court received a petition from" Kovrov Electromechanical Plant "on the recognition of" Kurgan machine-building plant "bankrupt", - stated in the documents. Details of the claim is not specified. The applicant in the case is of "Kovrov Electromechanical Plant", registered in the Vladimir region (city Carpet). Respondent "Kurganmashzavod" (part of the Concern "Tractor plants"), registered in the Kurgan region.

February 24, 2016 it became known that the tribunal rejected the "MTE Group" on the recognition of "Kurgan" bankrupt. The press service of the court Tass earlier noted that in respect of "Kurgan" there is currently no legal basis for bankruptcy. As reported by TASS, the enterprise also had arrears of salary for employees and the debt for gas to "Gazprom mezhregiongaz Kurgan".

"Kurganmashzavod" - the only Russian company, which produces infantry fighting vehicles, which consist in the armies of almost 30 countries of the world: BMP-2, BMP-3, machines based on them, the modernized BMP-1, BMP-2 and BMP-3 armored repair -evakuatsionnaya machine BREM-L, as well as a unified chassis based on the BMP-3 to create on its basis a variety of weapon systems. In 2015, "Kurganmashzavod" concluded with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation long-term contract for the supply in 2015-2017, more than 200 BMP-3.

The huge scientific, technological and production potential, concentrated at the plant, allows to constantly improve the quality of products and expand its range. In modern conditions, when the question of conversion of military production is acute, the enterprise managed to quickly establish the production of mechanisms and machines necessary for the national economy.

One of them is a small-sized communal-construction machine MKSM-800 - designed for loading, laying and moving of soil and cargo, excavating rocks, digging narrow trenches, drilling holes (depending on the equipment, hinged equipment). Its basic chassis is equipped with a quick-detachable device for installing hinged replacement tools: bucket, bucket with teeth, dozer blade, stacking forks, forks with gripper, drilling rig, grader, road brush, backhoe (excavator). The four-stroke three-cylinder 43 kW diesel engine allows to develop a speed of 12 km / h and provides a nominal load capacity of 800 kg. The machine is highly manoeuvrable, easy to operate, has good traction.

Another development of kurgans is designed for motorists. This is the trailer KMZ-8136. It is favorably different from many similar models. It can transport slate, sand, peat, sawdust, beehive hives, long loads, boats, plates and much more. Features of the trailer are greatly expanded by eliminating from the body of wheel arches, the use of flap and extensions, as well as a coupling device of adjustable length.

Good help for the owners of garden and garden plots is the mini-tractor KMZ-012 developed by the enterprise specialists with a set of attachments. He has excellent maneuverability and good traction indicators, easy to manage. The presence of front and rear power take-off shafts, as well as mounted and trailed devices, allows it to be assembled with a cultivator, a cantilever mower, a soil harvester, a plow, a hiller. The mechanical transmission provides the ability to move at four forward speeds and two - rear.

The chief designer of BMP-2 and BMP-3, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of the Russian Federation Alexander Blagonravov died at the age of 86 years on the night of 31 December 2019. The governor of the Kurgan region Vadim Shumkov and the regional government expressed condolences to the family and relatives of Blagonravov, according to the official page of the regions government. Blagonravov was born on May 24, 1933 in Moscow. In 1974-1989 he was the chief designer of the Kurgan Machine-Building Plant, since 1989 for 10 years he worked as the head of the department of tracked vehicles of Kurgan State University. Blagonravov was awarded the Orders of Lenin and the Red Banner of Labor. He was the chief designer of two-generation infantry fighting vehicles (BMP-2 and BMP-3).


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