Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant

 

History

1762

pig-iron and iron-making smelt-mill was founded by merchants Tverdyshov and Myasnikov.

1895

Open-hearth furnaces are installed and launched.

1911

The Beloretsk Steel Wire and Rope Plant is founded.

1930-1950

Both plants undergo major reconstruction. New wings are built, new equipment is installed, and new technologies mastered.

1930-1950

The Beloretsk Steel Wire and Rope Plant is recognized as a major hardware producer not only in Russia, but in Europe.

1941-1945

In the first year of the Great Patriotic War (the Soviet Union’s part of the World War II) the Beloretsk plants, both the steelmaking and the hardware one, are the only ones in the country to produce unique hardware for military use. No wonder that the code name for Beloretsk’s 706 Military Plant was «Pearl».

1958

The two plants are united into a single enterprise with a complete metallurgical cycle — the Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant.

1996

The plant is transformed into a public corporation.

2002

The unprofitable steelmaking shop is closed at the BMP OAO.

2003

The plant joins the Mechel group.

large-scale reconstruction and technical upgrading program is implemented at the plant.

2004

The plant’s hardware production volumes exceed historic maximums and continue to grow each year.

2007

The plant marks its 245th anniversary.

2009

Mechel, which includes Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant and Vyartsilya Metal Products Plant, is an absolute leader on hardware production among companies that make up the Prommetiz association.

2011

The plant exceeded its pre-crisis production volume levels, which until now had been the enterprise’s historic best.

2012

Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant celebrated the 250th anniversary of its founding.

2014

Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant's wire and steel rope workshop celebrated its 100th anniversary. Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant was a pioneer of Russia's hardware production. On July 28, 1914, a new wire-and-nails plant was launched in Beloretsk, becoming later the foundation of BMP's wire and rope production.

2015

Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant’s rope-producing facility marked its 90th anniversary. The Beloretsk plant’s engineers and workers were the first in Russia to discover the technology for producing steel (patented) wire, which made it possible to produce steel ropes domestically.

Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant began implementing an import-substituting investment project on producing multistrand ropes with a total cost of 510.6 million rubles. This will enable the plant to produce non-rotation ropes of 6 to 12 strands 22 to 90 mm in diameter and coat them in polymer for improved durability. Such ropes are used for lifting machines, bearing structures in suspension bridges, coal and ore mining, gas and oil, shipping industries.

2016

The plant’s unique microwire workshop marked its 40th anniversary. The workshop produces over 20 products, including stainless, spring, rope and low-carbon wire, microwire from 0.009 to 0.09 mm in diameter, as well as wire mesh, carbide and diamond die, and watch springs. The workshop is Russia’s only producer of wire several times thinner than a human hair. The plant’s microwire is used at high-tech facilities.

Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant’s investment project on producing multistrand ropes, including polymer-coated ones, won the support of Russia’s Industrial Development Fund which provided the plant with a 255.3-million-ruble loan.

2017

Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant celebrated its 255th anniversary.

As 2017 was declared Russia’s Ecological Awareness Year, the plant began implementing a sweeping ecological program on transferring several steel wire workshops to acid-free production, with dross removed from wire rods by mechanical means. The high-resistant wire workshop was the first to be upgraded with equipment for mechanical dross removal and a sewage treatment facility. Several more steel wire workshops will be similarly upgraded, which will partly shift the plant to acid-free technologies.

Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant’s investment project on producing multistrand ropes was included in the Republic of Bashkortostan’s priority investment project list. This enabled the plant to cinch an investment deal with Bashkortostan’s government on tax benefits to forward the project. The benefits will be in force in 2019-2021.In Prommetiz Association’s ratings Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant has been named Russia’s leading hardware producer by sales volumes since 2010 and until 2017.