Dzerzhinsky Joint Stock Company “Research and Production Corporation “Uralvagonzavod”

“Uralvagonzavod” heads the integrated structure incorporating more than 20 industrial enterprises, research institutes and design offices in five federal districts of Russia. For many years it has been the leading domestic designer and manufacturer of freight railway cars with powerful technological and intellectual potential.

The birthday of “Uralvagonzavod” is supposed to be the 11th of October, 1936. Namely that day first freight railway cars came off the assembly line. Today one of the Russian largest research-and-production complexes includes metallurgical production, car-building production, mechanical assembly production, mechanical-repair production, tool production and other types of production providing closed production cycle. 4 design offices, including parent design office of freight railway car building, plus 2 institutes enable the Corporation to master advanced technologies, successfully develop and introduce new models of transport and special equipment into production.

In the on-going full-scale renewal of the enterprises the Corporation cooperates with leading domestic and world-known companies. Every year about 1.5 to 2 bln rubles of own and outside capitals are invested for this purpose. Thanks to agile development “Uralvagonzavod” has achieved stability facilitating the Corporation to follow faithfully the developed course.
The largest domestic transport companies, the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense and Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Rosoboronexport” as well are the general partners of “Uralvagonzavod”.
The latest developments of the Corporation are new-generation gondola cars 12-196-01 with axleload 25 t/f, various modifications of tractor PT-M-160, which is the high-power module having no rivals in Russia. Its chassis is used for production of car pulling tractor which has found application on railways of Russia. One or two new models of freight railway vehicles are put into production annually. The year 2009 has featured high demand for tank cars produced by “Uralvagonzavod”.
The Corporation mission extends over improvement of quality of life of its employees, i.e. active improvement of working conditions, support of social sphere facilities viz. Palace of Culture, Ice Palace, swimming pool, stadium, health care facilities, camps.
“Uralvagonzavod” implements a number of socially significant programs embracing all aspects of employees’ life, i.e. disease prevention and medical treatment, health improvement and recreation for adults and children, development of physical culture and sports, providing entertainments, supporting veterans and youngsters.  
According to the data of American publication “Defence News”, “Uralvagonzavod” falls within 100 world largest military-industrial complexes. In 2009 it has ranked the 80th position by the rate of production of military equipment among world manufacturers and the 3rd position among Russian manufacturers. 
Further development of the Corporation lies in completion of shaping the vertically-integrated structure of Research and Production Corporation “Uralvagonzavod”. Formation of powerful industrial complex on the basis of market methods and government regulation is in progress. On the one hand, the members of the Corporation unite to increase capitalization and fulfill the assigned tasks on providing the domestic economy with the products required for its development and on boosting the national defense capability. On the other hand, the Corporation enters the sales markets, including the world ones, with competitive products.
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