Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant AO is one of Russia’s chief hardware producers. The plant’s product range includes wire rod and steel wire from quality carbon, alloyed steel, steel ropes of all kinds, both bare and zinc-coated, strands of various sizes and sections, nails.
Throughout its history BMP was Russia’s pioneer in new technologies. BMP was the first in Russia to master such know-how as patenting, hot galvanizing, tempering of card wire, tinning of heald wire, producing spring wire for the car industry, micro-wire and brass-coated steel cord, steel ropes.
New Investment BMP Project
Today BMP is implementing a new investment project on manufacturing import-substituting products – multistrand ropes with 6-12 strands and 22-90 mm in diameter, including those with polymer coating. The project has secured support from the Russian Federation’s Industry Development Fund. Implementation of this project will enable BMP to create over 60 new jobs and produce wire ropes that have no analogies in Russia. These ropes are used in hoisting machines, load-bearing elements of suspension bridges, coal and ore mining industry, oil and gas industry, fishing.
BMP’s quality management system is certified as compliant with the international ISO 9001:2015 standard. Besides that, certain types of products received additional certifications with respected Russian and international monitoring agencies for better promotion on the market. The plant’s products also won «100 Best Russian Products» and «Bashkortostan’s Best Products» diplomas. The enterprise was granted Russian government quality award and titles of «Russia’s Best Exporter» and «Bashkortostan’s Best Exporter».
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 900000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Rolling mill
This plant produces the following type of products:
Worldwide unique design of blast furnace site from the end of 19th century is located in Russian, within the Republic of Bashkorostan territory in town of Beloretsk.
The works were founded by merchants I.B. Tverdyshev and I.S. Myasnikovtraders I.B. in 1759 already. In 1763 construction of the first blast furnace with fourteen hammers started. The second blast furnace was put in operation in 1770.
Major modernization occured between 1870-1890. Already three blast are now working with hot air provided by cowpers. Next to six puddling furnaces the first open-hearth furnace with capacity of 15 tons was commissioned in 1894. Ingots are shaped in heavy-rolling mill.
During the economic crisis in 1900-1903 the puddling furnaces were shutdown, blast furnaces operates only occassionaly due to poor iron ore supplies. After 1908 the mill is completely electrified and the town connected with railways coming from Samara to Zlatoust.
With the advent of the Great War Beloretsk began production of steel barbed wire, what soon ensured a leading position in this production sector. Blast furnaces were relined again between the years 1920-1930.
After the Second World War “Beloretsk steel wire ropes company” is established, the wire rope becomes the basic production pillar.
In 1980 automatic wire rod mill is build and still operated by Russian company Mechel.
Blast furnaces and open-hearth steel mill ceased operation in 2002.