JSC Kurganmashzavod is a manufacturing company based in Kurgan, Russia. It is known for its BMP series of infantry fighting vehicles.
The company's main products are the well-known BMP-2 and BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, which are in service in 29 countries. The company also produces a wide range of civil products, such as small-sized tractors, municipal construction machines and automobile trailers, among others.
Kurganmashzavod JSC is the largest enterprise in the Kurgan Oblast. It is a large engineering complex, comprising 3 factories, 6 special plants and auxiliary workshops ensuring the complete production cycle. It is involved in developing technology, testing equipment and experimental development, pilot production and full-scale production of armoured vehicles. The company's stock is traded at the Russian trading system. The current director general of Kurganmashzavod is Valery D. Dorodny.
In 2007 the company's revenue was $231 million. Export share was 20%.
The company was founded as a producer of heavy-duty cranes. In 1954 the manufacture of military equipment was started with the ATS and ATS-59 artillery tractors, which were used for field work and reclaiming of oilfield in Tyumen region, in addition to many produced for export. The ATS-59 artillery tractor license production was established in Poland. In October 1966, the production plan of the infantry fighting vehicle BMP-1 was prescribed by the government bylaw. In 1967, the mass production of vehicles began.
In the seventies, the plant was re-tooled for larger-scale military vehicle production. New power supplies were brought in, and the working area was increased by a factor of five. From 1983, the plant produced the BMP-2 model, and in 1987 began the manufacture of the BMP-3.
In 2008, the company said that it was pursuing a production processes optimization programme to make the operations more efficient. In the future the company aims to produce "hundreds of vehicles a year, rather than dozens of vehicles per annum", both for the Russian Army and for export.
Kurganmashzavod has received a large state contract worth $250 million for building and repairing an unspecified number of BMP-3 vehicles in the 2007 – 2010 timeframe. The company plans on investing about $40 million to re-equip its facilities.
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