18 May 2017 y.

Metrovagonmash is celebrating its 120 years

OJSC “Metrovagonmash” (part of JSC “Transmashholding”) is celebrating its 120th anniversary. 

On this special occasion, MVM is receiving representatives of the governments of Russia, Hungary, Serbia, officials from the administrations of Moscow and Mytishi regions, the management and staff of various metros, as well as its peers from other TMH sites. 

In the presence of the site’s General Director, Boris Bogatyrev, Metrovagonmash inaugurated its museum and held guided tours in the production workshops. The Mytishinsky Car-building Plant first launched its activity back in 1897, on the 18th of May. It was founded by the hereditary citizen of honour, Savva Mamontov, nobleman Konstantin Artsybushev and engineer Alexander Bary. MVM first started its activity by producing rolling stock for railways, cars for urban horse-drawn railways, tramways, and snow-cleaning. 

In 1926, for the first time in our country, the plant started manufacturing electrical coaches (electrical trains) for the first electrified tracks: Baku-Sabunchi in Azerbaijan (1926), Moscow-Mytishi (1929). 

Since 1935, MVM has been producing type “A” cars. Since 1943, the site has been producing self-propelled artillery vehicle SU-76, and it started to manufacture caterpillar tractors in 1945. For its hard work during the war time, the plant has been decorated with the Order of the Patriotic War, 1st class. Since 1935, Metrovagonmash has been closely cooperating with Moscow Metro. Over the course of 82 years, the Russian capital’s Metro was supplied with dozens of various models of metro cars. In 2017, MVM started the delivery of a brand new series 81-765/766/767 “Moscow”. 

Nowadays, the plant is a leading producer of modern metro cars for the underground railway systems of major cities in Russia, CIS and some European countries. The MVM’s products are being operated in 19 cities in 11 countries around the world. The metro cars produced by Metrovagonmash are transporting more than 16 million passengers every day. 

Since 2005, MVM is part of CJSC ”Transmashholding”, which is one of the largest industrial group holding Russian transport manufacturing sites that produce mainline, freight electrical and diesel locomotives, freight and passenger coaches, marine and diesel loco engines, wagon casting, EMUs ect.