History of the company
The history of the enterprise has 93 years. Over the years, the enterprise has grown from a small factory producing toys into a major mechanical engineering association of a holding type. AMKODOR holding includes 30 legal entities, including a managing company consisting of three factories and a representative office in Moscow.
Today the model range of the AMKODOR holding products includes over 120 models and modifications of machines popular in many countries around the world.
The company's products are successfully competing with foreign counterparts in quality, performance; they have much more attractive price, cost of spare parts and services. However, it took a long way for the company to get these modern achievements.
1 February 1927 is the date of establishment of the JSC AMKODOR, holding managing company. The date is the day when a work team producing children's toys was established by the order of the Minsk district work teams association. Later on, the work team was renamed into the toy factory Vozrozhdenie. The factory was producing children's sledges, strollers and bicycles, containers and kettles, wicker furniture and gypsum bas-reliefs.
In September of 1930, upon the initiative of the work team, the Vozrozhdenie factory was renamed into the Udarnik plant.
During the World War II the plant was bombed many times and was almost completely destroyed.
The restoration works of the plant started in the first several weeks after the liberation of Minsk city from Nazi invaders. The manufacturing machines miraculously preserved and extracted from the fragments of the workshops were used for manufacture of cast iron molds, window and door fittings, pans and galvanized buckets. Construction of new buildings of the Udarnik plant started only in 1949.
In April of 1951, the plant was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Road Construction and Construction Mechanical Engineering of the USSR, followed by the production of road and earthmoving machinery. The plant began to actively develop new products, and already in May of 1951 it produced the first earthmoving machine KM-800. Later, it started series production of bucket crawler loaders, forest trench machines, bucket pneumatic forklift trucks, snow blowers, snow loaders and etc.
The first truck on its own chassis with articulated frame was produced in 1970. This was the famous TO-18, the prototype of today's trucks AMKODOR 332 and AMKODOR 333. The machine sweetly called “TOshka” by people was distinguished by maneuverability, reliability and ease in operation.
The production of single-bucket wheel loaders has played an important role in the mechanization of construction and road works, as well as for municipal engineering of our country. The customers loved the new machine and it earned a good reputation. The loader TO-18 was awarded the State Quality Mark, and in 1975 the machine was awarded a Gold Medal VDNKh (All-Union Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy) and Diploma of I degree of the exhibition.
According to a joint decision of the Ministry of Heavy Engineering Industry of the USSR and the Minsk Research and Production Association of Road Mechanical Engineering, in April of 1991 the JSC AMKODOR was established on the basis of the Udarnik plant through transformation of the Minsk Research and Production Association of Road Mechanical Engineering.
Nowadays the AMKODOR holding is the structure uniting 30 enterprises.
The JSC AMKODOR, holding managing company, represents the industrial sector. The company includes centralized management structures and 3 units without forming a legal entity – the Udarnik plant, the Dormash plant, the Dormashmet plant, as well as the CJSC AMKODOR-UNIKAB, the CJSC Amkodor-Pinsk, the JSC Amkodor-Unimod, the JSC Amkodor-Belvar (its structure includes such unitary enterprises as the SVT Plant and Amkodor-Radian), the CJSC Amkodor-Spetsservice and its affiliated branch Amkodor-Gomel, the LLC Amkodor-Moja, the JSC AMKODOR-SEMASH, holding managing company, the CJSC Amkodor-Lit, the LLC Amkodor-Bryansk (the Russian Federation), the UE Amkodor-Logoysk, the JSC Amkodor-KEZ, the UE Amkodor-DOMZ, the CJSC AMKODOR BALTIC (the Republic of Lithuania), the JV LLC AMKODOR-AGROTECHMASH (the Republic of Uzbekistan), the LLC AMKODOR-Mash.
The AMKODOR holding includes also includes dealers, such as the LLP Amkodor-Astana (the Republic of Kazakhstan), the FE LLC AMKODOR-TASHKENT (the Republic of Uzbekistan), the LLC AMKODOR-BAKU (the Republic of Azerbaijan), the LLC Amkodor-Ukrospetsmash (Ukraine), Amkodor Palash Industrial Zone Ltd. (the People’s Republic of Bangladesh).
The LLC AMKODOR Design-Center, the LLC AMKODOR Finance, the JSC Amkodor-Shklov, the JSC Novogorodishchenskoe, Praleska health resort, the UE Amkodor-Torg perform auxiliary, social and reactive functions.
Due to the continuous creative application of the accumulated long-term experience in the design and manufacture of the machinery, even today the projects of the JSC AMKODOR, holding managing company, can boast the trends of the future.
The company is constantly upgrading its entire range of the machinery taking into account the latest demands of the XXI century. The company aims at manufacturing multifunctional machines with contemporary design and comfort for a driver. In order to maintain the company products competitive and to allow the products compete with the leading global brands, serious attention is paid to quality, improvement of maintenance and warranty services. To this end, the AMKODOR holding has everything, namely modern equipment, technologies and competent personnel.
— «AMKODOR-AGROTEXMASH» LLC is registered in the Republic of Uzbekistan.br> — In April 2017, Amkodor Palash Industrial Zone Ltd, a trade and service company, was registered in the Republic of Bangladesh.
— In May, the «AMKODOR-SEMASH» holding was registered in the State Register of Holdings of the Republic of Belarus. «Amkodor-Dzerzhinsk» OJSC was renamed into «AMKODOR-SEMASH» OJSC - holding management company; «Amkodor-Mozha» LLC also became part of the AMKODOR-SEMASH holding. - The opening of a new production of the SOOO «Elezer» plant in Dzerzhinsk took place.
— In August, the distributor of AMKODOR holding LLC «Amkodor-Ukrospetsmash» (Ukraine) was registered.
— Created LLC Trading House «AMKODOR-Agro».
— LLC «Kupalovskoye» was created - the management company of the holding, which includes OJSC «Amkodor-Shklov» and OJSC «Novogorodischenskoye». —Holding AMKODOR has expanded its presence in foreign countries and the CIS: Egypt, Sudan, Turkey, Cuba, Tajikistan.
— Created 9 models of new machines, including for the implementation on the EU market.
— For the high contribution to the development of forestry equipment, 6 employees of OJSC « AMKODOR»- the management company of the holding» were awarded state awards.
— In February 2018, the first forest machines «AMKODOR» were assembled in Lithuania.
— The AMKODOR 334С universal loader manufactured by «Amkodor-Bryansk» LLC is included in the list of goods produced in the Russian Federation.
— In July 2018, «AMKODOR-Component» LLC was established - an enterprise that provides trade and service centers for «AMKODOR» holding with original spare parts.
— In August 2018, «AMKODOR-Onego» LLC, a plant for the production of equipment for the timber industry complex in the Republic of Karelia, was registered in the unified state register of legal entities.
—On September 13, 2018, the grand opening of the reconstructed production building of the «AMKODOR» holding company - JV «AMKODOR-AGROTEXMASH» LLC took place in Tashkent.
— In December 2018, on the basis of the National Organization of the Egyptian Military Industry in Al-Zabl, the assembly production of AMKODOR equipment was organized. Electric forklifts AMKODOR E16 and AMKODOR E25, AMKODOR 211E universal skid steer loaders and AMKODOR 352С universal loader were assembled.
— The first forestry machine was assembled at the LLC «Amkodor-Onego».
— The «AMKODOR» forwarders manufactured in Petrozavodsk have received the status of Russian products.
— In Egypt was signed the agreement for the assembly of the «AMKODOR» products. The factory in Egypt transferred the know-how for the production of the «AMKODOR» equipment.
— LTD «Amkodor-Onego» introduced the enhanced multi-functional skidder.
— Seven models of the holding’s special machines became laureates of the contest “Best Products of the Republic of Belarus” in 2019.