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Overview

      Kamensk Uralsky Metallurgical Works (KUMZ in Russian abbreviation) is one of the largest downstream companies in Russia. KUMZ has a rich history as it was founded in 1944 as a manufacturer of semi-finished products in aluminium-, magnesium-based and aluminium-lithium alloys. Today we supply high quality aluminium plates, wide variety of extruded products (rods & bars, profiles of different shapes & wide railway extruded panels as well as aluminium tubes & drill pipes). KUMZ is also specialized in forged materials supplying die-forgings, hand-forgings, rolled rings, forged plates and bars.

KUMZ serves Russian and CIS markets as well as exports worldwide. Export sales cover North American market (USA and Canada), South American market (Brazil, Argentina), European market (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria etc.) and Asian market (China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea etc.).

KUMZ has a number of advantages:

  • On-site casting providing high quality ingot for further manufacturing of semi-finished products;
  • In-house tooling production allowing to make and maintain dies for extrusions and forgings;
  • On-site R&D Centre.

Major historical steps:

  • 1944 – Start-up of KUMZ in Kamensk Uralsky, Russia as a manufacturer of high strength semi-finished products in Al-based alloys for defense metallurgy;
  • 1958 – First production of semi-finished products in Mg alloys at KUMZ;
  • 1964 – Production of first Al-Li 1420 alloy at KUMZ;
  • 1972 – Start-up of drill pipes production workshop at KUMZ
  • 2000 – KUMZ privatization;
  • 2004 – Modernization of hot rolling mill main drive;
  • 2005 – Start-up of two new casting furnaces 30 MT capacity each;
  • 2005 – Start-up of wide extruded panels production;
  • 2006 – Certification of KUMZ Quality System for conformance to the requirements of AS 9100;
  • 2007 – Launch of new workshop (project "Chkalovsky");
  • 2008 – Nadcap NDT certificate;
  • 2009 – Nadcap Heat treating certificate;
  • 2010 – Start-up of new casting furnace 60 MT capacity.