On May 23, the Chelyabinsk Road-Construction Machines (ChSDM) plant, a business owned by RM-Terex, will mark the 115th anniversary of its founding.
One of Russia's oldest machine-building plants, it was established in 1898 as the Stol & Co Partnership and produced agricultural equipment. During World War II the company manufactured mines, ammunition, and the legendary BM-13 rocket launchers, sending them to the front. After the war, the plant switched to the production of road-construction equipment, building engineering vehicles, tractors, scrapers, motor graders, bulldozers, off-road dump trucks, tractors, front-end loaders, and attachments for them.
Today, ChSDM is a specialized business belonging to RM-Terex - a joint venture between the Russian holding company Russian Machines and the diversified global manufacturer, Terex Corporation. The company brings together a wide range of specialized equipment from the Terex corporation and Russia's best-known machine-building plants that produce equipment under the brand names: Terex, TVEX, Bryanskiy Arsenal, ChSDM, and ZZGT.
Currently, ChSDM manufactures Terex's Russian-made TR-100 rigid dump trucks, the DZ-98 heavy motor graders, front-end loaders, and logging equipment, which are widely recognized on both domestic and foreign markets. ChSDM's road-construction equipment can be found on work sites throughout Russia, the CIS, and countries outside the borders of the former Soviet Union.
High-priority areas for the business's development are: introducing modern, high-tech production lines by purchasing new machinery and equipment, developing a production system, offering professional training to staff, improving the working conditions, launching an environmental program, and improving the quality of the company's products and services.