Plant “Stroydormash”

The Stroydormash plant named after the 50th anniversary of Soviet Ukraine was founded in 1932 by decision of the Kyiv district military construction department and in Soviet times was under the jurisdiction of the USSR Ministry of Construction, Road and Municipal Engineering. In the 1960s, on the basis of the AT-T tracked artillery tractor, the plant mastered the production of the BAT-M track-laying vehicle. After technical re-equipment in 1967, the plant became one of the leading transport engineering enterprises in the USSR, and by the early 1980s it specialized in the production of road construction machines and engineering equipment. Also, for the armed forces of the USSR, the plant produced regimental earth-moving vehicles PZM-2 and PZM-3. In the early 1980s, Stroydormash was included in the industry educational, research and production association at the Kiev Polytechnic University. The Stroydormash Design Bureau was formed as part of the plant, which carried out design work on the development of engineering and construction equipment.

After the declaration of independence of Ukraine, the plant was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Mechanical Engineering, Military-Industrial Complex and Conversion of Ukraine. Due to the reduction in domestic demand for the company’s products and the lack of a state military order, the repurposing of the enterprise began in order to expand civilian products. In 1994, the plant was transformed into OJSC “Kiev Engineering Machines Plant”. In 1996, the name “Stroydormash” was returned to the OJSC. Subsequently, Stroydormash OJSC became a Ukrainian sales representative for a number of transport engineering enterprises (for this purpose, the Stroydormash trading house was created within the company). In August 1997, the plant and the plant’s design bureau were included in the list of enterprises of strategic importance for the economy and security of Ukraine. In April 1998, in accordance with the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the plant was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Industrial Policy of Ukraine.

But in August 2000, the plant was excluded from the list of enterprises of strategic importance for the economy and security of Ukraine (although the plant’s design bureau remained on the list until March 4, 2015). By the spring of 2005, the production capacity of the enterprise was not fully utilized; part of the factory territory was rented out. In order to reduce energy consumption, the company introduced an energy saving program. As a result, at the beginning of 2007 the plant managed to increase production volumes. In December 2007, in accordance with the decision of the Kyiv city council, part of the plant’s production premises and 0.58 hectares of the plant’s territory were leased for conversion into office and warehouse premises.

As of the beginning of 2008, the plant had the ability to produce:
– military products (special jib cranes of the KSS type, BAT-2 track-laying machine, TBS-86 tank bulldozer equipment, PZM-3 trench-pit earth-moving machines),
– products for civilian use.
In 2009-2011, the plant participated in the fulfillment of a contract for the production of components for BTR-4 armored personnel carriers built for the Iraqi armed forces. On November 12, 2014, a fire started in a rented warehouse hangar at the plant, covering an area of about 2,000 square meters. There were no deaths or injuries, but the six-hour fire destroyed the production equipment located here and damaged the load-bearing structures of the building. By the spring of 2016, the production capacity of the enterprise was practically lost, most of the workshops were empty or in disrepair, and part of the factory territory was rented out. The plant management building is leased to the 112 Ukraine TV channel.

Where was the Stroydormash plant located?

Degtyarevskaya street, 21