Sinarsky Pipe Works (History)

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HISTORY

The Works was founded in 1934, during the times of large-scale industrial construction. The city of Kamensk-Uralsky was chosen for its advantageous location as a railway junction, and for the availability of several ore mines around it and human resources.

In the 1940s, during World War II the Works received evacuated factory equipment, built new shop, and introduced new product lines. During the war years the Works increased its output three times.

In the 1950s the Works was giving special attention to mechanization of labor-intensive processes. To enable improvements in processes and the design of new technologies the Works increased the capacity of its central laboratory and widely used the services of R&D institutes. The hard-working creativity of Works’ engineers and staff was officially appreciated as «The Best Enterprise of Sverdlovsk Oblast».

As a result of hard work throughout many years the Sinarsky Pipe Works holds 18 patents for invention.

In the 1960s-1970s the Works focused its strategy on the construction of new production facilities and shops to respond to a sharp increase in demand for pipes for oil industry applications.

At the same time the Works was extensively constructing various social projects, housing, stadiums and schools.

In the late 1980s, whilst continuing to build new production shops, the Work started to implement the next phase of its modernization plan. New equipment was purchased in UK and Germany and installed in the shops of the Works.

In 1984 the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet awarded the Sinarsky Pipe Works an Order of the Red Banner of Labor for its significant contribution to the development of pipe-making industry.

In the 1990s the Works started to manufacture a completely new type of drilling pipe which had no analogues in Western countries.

In 1992 the Works was transformed into an open joint stock company, Sinarsky Pipe Works JSC (SinTZ).

In the second half of 1998 the Board of Directors made a decision to set up a Trade House which would take over the supplies and sales functions from the Works. The Trade House started operating at the end of 1998, which enabled the Works to improve its performance indicators.

Being part of the Company the Trade House makes it unnecessary to have intermediaries in the supplies-production-sales cycle. The staff of the Trade House consists of highly qualified specialists who can respond flexibly to all changes on the market, find orders for Company products and increase its competitiveness.

The Trade House is thus a quickly developing structure which covers range of various functions, including the expansion and strengthening of contacts with suppliers and clients, study of market trends, marketing and advertising campaigns, i.e. everything which helps promote the Company’s products in the domestic and international markets.

In the summer of 1999 the Works will celebrate its 65th anniversary. Today the Works ranks amongst the seven largest manufacturers of steel, stainless steel and cast iron pipes in Russia.