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     Joint-stock company Novosibirsk Cartridge Plant (JSC NPZ) is founded on the basis of ammunition production of Novosibirsk Low Voltage Equipment Plant plc. (LVE Plant) after its transformation in October, 2003, the production activity has started since May, 2004.
JSC NPZ is one of the leading engineering enterprises of military-industrial complex of Russia. It is specialized on the ammunition production for small arms and is one of the largest supplier for Russian and international markets. It also manufactures sport and hunting ammunition of different calibers for different weapons, traumatic cartridges for active self-defense.
The history of enterprise foundation is started from 29th December, 1939 when in Podolsk was founded a plant for cartridge production on the basis of Directive Body Decree. When the great Patriotic War started (1941-0945) the enterprise was evacuated in Novosibirsk because of the threat of Moscow siege by the German army. Later by peoples military commissar Order No. 507 of 09th October, 1941, in Novosibirsk there was founded the plant for 7,62 mm and 12,7 mm ammunition production.    1 In a month, after the production started, the first echelons with ammunition for the Soviet Army were directed to the front. For self-denying activity during the Great Patriotic War, for huge contribution at army ammunition supplying after the war and it constant perfecting the Plant was awarded by the Great Patriotic War Award I after the Supreme Council Presidium Decree USSR of 04.05.1985.

Integrated mechanical section of cap cutting and convolution

Integrated mechanical section of  cap cutting and convolution

Integrated mechanical section of muzzle annealing of cal. 7,62 mm

Integrated mechanical section of  muzzle annealing of cal. 7,62 mm

Cartridge production line

Cartridge production line

Integrated mechanical section of case visual inspection of cal. 7,62 mm

Integrated mechanical section of  case visual inspection of  cal. 7,62 mm

     In 1972 by MOP USSR Decree No. 440 the Plant was announced to be the main at military ammunition production of 7,62 mm and 12,7mm calibers.
City, the plant is situated in, has very favourable geographic location. Rail ways of, practically, all directions, the main highway and the international airport is contributed to successful goods transition. The unique ammunition production technology, the huge scientific-technical potential let making the perspective development of new products and, consequently, to expand the goods nomenclature.
At present JSC NPZ manufacturers the wide gamma of 7,62 mm, 9 mm and 12,7 mm ammunition for military arms for Ministry of Defense of Russian Federation, Ministry of Interior Affairs of Russian Federation and other state militarized organizations as well as for export of Rosoboronexport contracts in more than 50 world countries. Besides the military ammunition, JSC NPZ manufactures the wide range of sport, hunting and law-enforcement ammunition as well as the cartridges for traumatic weapon.

Hunting cartridge of 953R SP caliber

Hunting cartridge of  953R SP caliber

Target rifle cartridge of 7,62 mm caliber

Target rifle cartridge of 7,62 mm caliber

Ammunition production is based on the high-precision and highly-productive equipment automatic rotary lines. The enterprise employs scientific candidates, experienced specialists and highly qualified experts.
Technology and experts qualification level ensures the high quality of manufactured ammunition. At ballistic constructive and operational characteristics the ammunition does not concede the best foreign analogues.
Having the aim of constant quality increasing of manufactured products, it has been founded and operated the management quality system in accordance with GOST P ISO 9001 and GOST PB 15.002 requirements.
In June, 2009 at the enterprise it was held the audit of management quality system at its correspondence with national and international standards by Independent noncommercial organization Institute of arms and military technique testing and certification.
At its results JSC NPZ was handed Conclusion that certifies the presence of all requirements provided the fulfillment of state defensive ordering at the process of developing, manufacturing and utilization of BBT products.
The manufactured civil ammunition of JSC NPZ is certified in certification system GOST P ISO 9001 and has 71 cartridge types.
Success at management quality field should be referred to:
- participating at the competition for Russian Federation Government Premium at the field of quality (1997);
- triple participation at the competition 100 the best goods of Russia, during which the enterprise has become the Winner and twice the

Diplomat, presenting for the competition the product of double function (high-precision rifle cartridges of 7,62x54R Extra caliber and many others).
Ammunition shooting suitability of JSC NPZ at different conditions, temperatures and their ballistics is tested at check-out test station (KIS). This station is to be accredited for its correspondence with constant International Commission standards of fire arms testing (PMK).
As a rule, ammunition testing is held with the help of the most widespread weapon of definite caliber of both domestic and foreign production.
Within 2008-2009 at the enterprise the new hunting and traumatic ammunition has been run in:
- hunting cartridge 30-06 Springfield of higher accuracy
  (accuracy at distance 300 m P av. 12,7 cm);
- hunting cartridge 30-06 Springfield of high accuracy
  (accuracy at distance 300 m P av. 10,0 cm);
- hunting cartridge .308 Win (7,62x51) of higher accuracy
  (accuracy at distance 300 m P av. 12,7 cm);
- hunting cartridge .308 Win (7,62x51) of high accuracy
  (accuracy at distance 300 m P av. 10,0 cm);
- traumatic cartridge 9 mm PA with energy 50 Joules;
- traumatic cartridge 10x22T with energy 50 Joules.
The enterprise has a lot of patents.

     JSC Novosibirsk Cartridge Plant is the constant participant of International exhibitions and fairs both in Russia and abroad that may be referred to:
- Moscow International Exhibition Arms & Hunting, Moscow;
- Hunting and Fishing in Russia, Moscow;
- International Exhibition of arms, military technique and ammunition
- Russian sport-Hunting Goods, Izhevsk;
- International Exhibition of state security means INTROPOLOTECH, Moscow;
- INDO DEFENCE EXPO & FORUM, Indonesia, Jakarta;
- IWA, Germany, Nurnberg;
- SHOT SHOW, USA, Las-Vegas;
- IDEX, UAE, Abu-Dhabi;
and many others.

     Nowadays, at unstable financial situation, one of the most important facts that define the enterprise stability is the presence and understanding of organizations values. The traditions of artistic amateur creativity have been keeping since May, 1942. Those times, the propaganda team consisted of the plant workers talented and full of energy people performed concerts at shops for tired workers, at the fields, hospitals, parks and so on. Tougher with komsomol organization and proficiency committee at free time, the art creativity of different genres was developed. Because of the perestroika all art collectives were dismissed.

Chorus of veterans However in 1993 it was founded the Chorus of veterans Vstrecha that continued the traditions. Within that time the chorus became the Winner of regional and city festivals devoted to Novosibirsk 100-years, Novosibirsk 110-years, Left bank talents 2006, Gold microphone 2007, Kudrinskiy festival-2008, Festival devoted to the victory at Great Patriotic War and so on.
Long-term production experience checked by many years of successful cooperation with material suppliers as well as the engineers and technicians high intellectual potential and workers excellent qualification, using of rotary and rotary conveyor equipment allow producing high-quality ammunition at available prices.
The enterprise has glorious history, on December 29th, 2009 it is its 70-years anniversary.

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