12 July 2019
The first Russian hydraulic excavator manufactured at Uralmashplant was commissioned for pilot operation at the coal mine Barzasskoe Tovarischestvo (Stroyservice CJSC). The acceptance commission signed the appropriate certificate at the beginning of July.
The excavator UGE-300 underwent all necessary tests at the site of UZTM and testing area of Barzasskoe Tovarischestvo, and audit performed by the Liebher Company, global manufacturer of mining equipment.
"The start of pilot operation of the first Russian hydraulic excavator is an important event both for Uralmashplant and for the entire heavy-engineering industry. The supply of national machinery meeting the world's market standards to satisfy the demands of the mining industry is the main task set before UZTM by Gazprombank, its stockholder and investor in UGE-300 project," – emphasized Yan Tsenter, CEO of UZTM-KARTEX Managing Company.
The hydraulic excavator with UZTM trademark already works at the coal mine Barzasskoe Tovarischestvo, its tests in field conditions will last for 9 months.
The Group of Companies UZTM-KARTEX was constituted in 2015. It consolidates the major Russian manufacturers of mining equipment – "Uralmashplant" JSC, Ekaterinburg, P. G. Korobkov IZ –KARTEX, St.-Petersburg, and OMZ Foundry LLC, which supplies heavy and large castings to the machine-building companies. Gazprombank is the main shareholder of all three members of the Group.
"Uralmashplant" JSC (UZTM) founded in July 1933 is one of the leaders among the manufacturers of equipment for mining, metallurgy, construction-materials and power-engineering industries. The main products manufactured by the enterprise include crushing and grinding equipment (crushers and grinding mills of various sizes), rope shovels, hydraulic excavators and walking draglines of various types and modifications, heavy overhead cranes, metallurgical presses, accessories and tools for them, and mine hoists. The Company's development strategy aims to launch machine-building lines that would be capable of providing end-to-end solutions to the mining and metallurgical industry to achieve their production targets using equipment manufactured by UZTM and other Russian producers. "Uralmashplant" JSC, supported by its strategic partner Gazprombank, implements an investment program that provides for a large-scale upgrade of the Company's machining and welding facilities, digitalization of production processes.