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Historical background


JSC “Uralelektromed” stemmed from the Pyshminsky Copper Refinery (PCR). This Europe-largest copper refinery was built in record-breaking 5-year period. 

In August 3, 1934 first anodes were produced.  August, 26 – first copper cathodes, September, 6 – first copper wire bars produced.

End of 1934 – first dore bar produced.

September, 1939  - copper sulphate produced.

By 1940, about 70% of all blister copper in USSR was processed.

In 1962 A new precious metals refinery was put into operation. By the end of 1960s, 40% of USSR’s refined copper and 70% of copper bars were originated from PCR.  

In February, 1975 the Ural Electrolytic Copper Refinery “Uralelektromed” was established on the basis of PCR.

In 1979, the new copper powder plant was launched.

In December 23, 1992  Open Joint-Stock Company «Uralelektromed” was incorporated.

In June 14, 1995 Andrey A. Kozitsyn was elected General Director by the General Shareholders Meeting. Nowadays, he is the General Director of UMMC-Holding Corp.

In August, 1996 Our Quality Management System was certified by the British company “Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance”.

In 1998, Nonferrous Alloys Production Plant was established on the basis of Verkh-Neivinsky Nonferrous plant.  

In 1999, wire-rod plant was commissioned.

In August 12, 2004 JSC “Uralelektromed” was included in the list of recognized producers of precious metals “Good Delivery” as a silver producer. In May 12, 2006 – as a gold producer.

In November 22, 2005 hot deep galvanizing plant was put into operation.

In July, 2010 Copper Committee of the London Metal Exchange (LME) approved registration of copper cathodes Grade A brand UMMC produced by JSC “Uralelektromed” and award of Good Delivery status. JSC “Uralelektromed” was the first in Russia granted with Good Delivery status as a copper cathode producer.

In February 29, 2012 the first stage of the new tankhouse, with prominent cathode technology used therein, was launched, as well as in June, 2018 the second stage went on stream. In the same year, the construction of the third stage was commenced.

In 2016 Nonferrous Alloys Production Plant (Verkh-Neivinsky) relaunched manufacturing of lead from recyclables.