1941
28 november.
Basing on the Kopeysk Mining Overhaul Factory and Gorlovsky Machine-Building Plant named by S.M.Kirov evacuated from Ukraine to Kopeisk, the State All-Union Machine-Building Plant named by S M.Kirov was founded.
1942
The plant changes over from output of military goods to repairs and then to mining equipment manufacture. By the end of the year the Plant fully proceeded to coal cutters, pumps and ventilating fans manufacture.
1943 г.
Assembly of the new KMP coal cutter is completed in M-1 workshop
A group of Plant engineers developed and made a new "KMP” Coal Cutter (High-Powered Pulsating Coal Cutter). For its design and development the Plant was granted a State (Stalin’s) Award, the first award at the plant and in the town.
1946
Test of Abakumov’s machine, 40s
The first mining machines “Kirovets”, Abakumov”, “Makarov” were assembled.
1948
The first in the USSR Walking Excavator (ESH-1) was assembled.
1950
The first machines for export to Bulgaria, Poland and China were manufactured.
1958
The Plant participated in the World Industrial Exhibition in Brussels (Belgium). The PK-3 road header presented there received a Grand Gold Medal and a Diploma of Honor.
1963
The Plant took part in the Spring Fair of Leipzig in GDR. The PK-3 road header presented at the Fair received a Gold Medal and a Diploma of Honor.
1964
The PK-10 road header’s drawings were developed designed for operation in potash mines. This year is considered as the start of work for development and implementation of mining machines for extraction of potash ore and rock-salt.
1976
Order
The Plant was decorated with a Labor Red Banner Order for “Team’s Early Realization of the 9th Five-Year Plan, Effective Development of New Mining Technique and High Engineering-and-Economical Performance”.
1980
The anniversary thousandth 2PNB2B Loader was assembled. It was manufactured with a suspended drilling unit. The use of such machines in the production association brought about radical changes in coal extraction technology, gave an impulse to mechanized machine mining.
1988 For the first time in the history of domestic underground railway construction in Moscow the GPK Road Header was used for making “Timiryazevskaya” underground station. Due to its application it became possible to give up blasting technique, to fully mechanize road heading and to speed up mining operations by 3-4 times. A regular work on renewal of product range of drivage technique was carried out along with the improvement of its engineering level and quality.
1990s
The period of political instability and stagnation in the country’s economy. Under the circumstances the Board of Directors had chosen the most adequate strategy, i.e. to retain the Plant as an integrated manufacturing complex, to retain its personnel and to primarily aim efforts at design and development of advanced and competitive types of production which was of great demand at the unstable market. For the first time the Plant had manufactured the K-500 Machine designed for mechanized loading of white salt, ore and potash mine finished product.
2003
The Plant participated in the All-Russian Contest (“High Socially Efficient Russian Company”) and was awarded a Russian Federation Certificate of Merit “For Achievements in Social Work”.by the Russian Federation Government.
2004
The Plant developed and approved “The Concept for Technical Reequipment of the JSC "KMBP” consisting of two stages and designed for the period of 2004-2010. The “Concept” was aimed at output of up-to-date competitive product conforming to consumers’ demands and expectations and stimulating the growth of production. The JSC “Kopeysk Machine-Building Plant” is the main manufacturer of the mining equipment: 45% of the production volume is supplied to coal producing companies and the same machinery volume is intended for salt producing enterprises, and 10% falls on production of road making equipment.
2005 The Plant managers and “Active Forms” consulting company’s experts took part in a circuit meeting held in Yekaterinburg. A working version of the program for strategic development up to 2010 was elaborated in the course of the meeting and within the frame of it a plant mission and a primary target of its development were specified.
2006
Commendation
The Plant team was the first in the Chelyabinsk region to be given a high government award – the Russian Federation President’s Honorary Mention for Achievements in Development of Domestic Machine-Building Industry. The Plant was awarded a Chelyabinsk Region Governor’s Certificate of Honor for high production figures. At the 13-th International Exhibition on Mining Technologies (“Coal of Russia and Mining-2006”) the plant was given a Silver Medal and a Diploma for Development and Manufacture of a Remote-Control Header (KP-21D). At the 7th International Specialized Exhibition on Construction Technologies, Machines and Materials (“SibStroiExpo-2006) the Plant received a Grand Gold Medal and a Diploma for development and implementation of highly productive ground-cutting equipment.
2007
In accordance with the All-Russian Contest Secretariat decision “National Endowment-2007” the Kopeysk Machine-Building Plant was awarded a Certificate of Merit “For Labor Exploits for the Good of Motherland and Serving the Ideals of Welfare and Charity”. For participation in the contest “The Best Employer 2007 arranging the labor of minor” the Administration of the Kopeysk Urban District rendered appreciation to our plant which had become a contest winner among the enterprises numbering over 500 persons. For the major contribution to development of the economy and social life of the town the plant was given an Honorary Badge “In Favor of Kopeysk”. As a result of investigation in the sphere of governance and provision of the needed product quality our plant was mentioned by a Certificate of Merit of the Ministry of Industry and Natural resources of the Chelyabinsk Region and the Quality Council under the Governor. The Kopeysk Machine-Building Plant participated in the exhibition-fair for coal technologies “Expo-Coal” where the transfer bunker made by our plant against order of JSC “Siberian Coal Power Company” was recognized as the best exhibit of the international exhibition. The 1-st decree diploma solemnly presented to our plant representatives gives evidence of this fact.
2008
For constant participation in the international Coal Forum the plant received the letter of thanks and for making of KP21-02 road header which was recognized as one of the best exhibits it was presented an award and a diploma of the exhibition.
2009
According to the results of the 12-th All-Russian Contest “100 Best Products of Russia” in nomination “Production-Technical Assignment» the KP21 road header was awarded the highest rank “Laureate”. At the XVI International Specialized Exhibition for Mining Technologies “Coal of Russia and Mining-2009” (Novokuznetsk) the Kopeysk Machine-Building Plant has got the letter of thanks for well-deserved presentation of products designed for coal-and salt producing companies. The plant traditionally participated in the work of Kuzbass International Coal Forum within the frame of which the exhibition-fair of coal technologies was held (Kemerovo) The measuring hopper BDS16 was recognized as one of the best exhibits among the products of 150 enterprises. The first decree diploma given to the representatives of the Kopeysk Machine-Building Plant is an evidence of this fact. The expert council of the interregional employers organization in connection with the high achieved activity results has nominated the Kopeysk Machine-Building Plant to obtaining the premium and rank “Enterprise of the Year”.
The Present Day of the Plant

At the present time the JSC “Kopeysk Machine-Building Plant” is the largest Russian company manufacturing mining machinery for underground exploitation of coal, potash ore and rock salt which makes and supplies to the customers over 50 types of mining and mineral-processing equipment: roadheading machines, loaders, drill loaders and undercutters, heading-and-winning machines, self-propelled drilling rigs, mineral-processing equipment and general machinery products. and of most promising and successfully developing enterprises in coal and ore mining machine-building industry enabling to manufacture highly productive machinery and to occupy a stable position in the market.
The machines with emblem mark are operated in all the coal-basins of CIS. The miners of over 30 far abroad countries are very well acquainted with JSC KMBP machinery. The plant machines also work at potash mines of Russia, Belorussia and Ukraine.Over 90% of potash ore and the most part of rock salt produced in underground mines are extracted by them. Over 70% of total number of machines used for development heading is manufactured at the Kopeysk plant.The plant machinery is well known for community facilities and road builders of Russia.
The plant guarantees timely delivery of products for its customers constantly improving its quality and service maintenance. The plant is on the way of stable development. Besides, the KMBP machinery is operating in many other industries: in gold and diamond mining companies, in white salt and gypsum-extracting mines, non-ferrous and bauxite production companies Miners of dozen countries as well as tunnel, metro and hydraulic power plant builders and builders of many other facilities gratefully recommend the machinery and specialists of the plant. Special attention at the plant is given to service maintenance of the machinery which is used by the customers. The plant specialists render technical assistance while assembling and commissioning of the new equipment, conduct training of mining machine operators and maintenance service personnel. There are plant representations and spare parts consignment warehouses in the whole number of regions.