KHERSON PLANT "SUDMASH": FROM "REANIMATION" TO EXPANDING PRODUCTION

Kherson Plant "Sudmash" – part of the SC "UkrOboronProm" – is expanding production of special equipment. Having replaced three directors, in 2017, the plant for the first time in 6 years released products and manufactured components for armored vehicles.

As a result of anti-crisis management in 2016, an unprofitable enterprise was taken out of "sleep" mode and in 2017 products were sold at UAH 8.5 million, and 1.5 million UAH of taxes was paid to the budgets of all levels. Taking into account the number of workers – 44 specialists, each of them produced products totaling 193 thousand UAH and the average salary at the enterprise is 5050 UAH.

Prototype models of a series of high-tech hydraulic cylinders for light armored vehicles were developed and manufactured for the needs of Ukrainian Army.

Last year, the enterprise manufactured APGP 30 tower ladder for the State Emergency Service of Luhansk region, which allows fire extinguishing at 32 meters high and saving people from the last floor of the standard 9-story panel.

In 2017, the plant started production of a new tower ladder PT-40P of its own design for Kherson rescue team members. This will be the first car-mounted lift truck in Ukraine that can lift rescuers to a height of 40 meters. This will allow rescuing people and extinguishing of fires in any residential building of the city.

Such special equipment is unique for Ukraine, besides, only a few countries can manufacture it. The capabilities of the plant allow manufacturing equipment, designed for aircraft maintenance, maintenance and repairing complex engineering objects and performing other complex technical tasks.

Besides, the plant conducts research work to improve metal processing technology for production of special steel, which will further significantly facilitate designing of already developed products and significantly increase the lifting range of new developments.