Machine Building

In the branch structure of industry, machine building takes a dominating position. This sector is represented by three main productions - machinery and equipment; electrical, optical and electronic devices; vehicles and equipment. It is characterized by the production of complex, high-precision instruments, including antifriction bearings, wood processing machines, automatic lines, technological instruments for agribusiness. Machine building is represented by numerous enterprises of various organizational and legal forms. About 20,000 people are being engaged at these enterprises.

With an active backing of the local government enterprises of machine-building industry participate in exhibitions and fairs. Relations with other Russian regions have been dynamically expanding in recent times under the inter-regional treaties. Vologda's enterprises increasingly manufacture goods in partnership with foreign companies and set up joint ventures. All this helps to build present and future ties and extend the output of machinery.

Products of ZAO Vologda Bearing Factory, AO Vologda Optical and Mechanical Plant, OOO Vologda Machine-Building Plant, AO Rotor, OAO Cherepovets Foundry and Mechanical Plant, OOO Immid and other companies meet all the prescribed requirements of MS ISO 9001 standard. Obtaining such a certificate is a sign for clients and customers that the services focus on quality and are run with efficiency.

The machine-building enterprises of the region are aimed at reducing production costs, technical modernization, increasing the product range, development of export items and import-substituting products.

Development of machine-building complex is associated with the increase of competitiveness, manufacture of competitive domestic products, and upgrade of product range. Leading machine-building enterprises of the region have developed business projects, implementation of which will contribute to the revival of economic activity.

Machine building enterprises are mostly concentrated in Vologda, among them are:

Vologda Optical and Mechanical Plant

54 Maltseva Street, 160009, Vologda, Russia

Tel.: +7 8172 57-17-74, 57-17-30

e-mail: commerce@vomz.ru


Established in the year 1971, the plant has become one of Russia's leading manufacturers of complicated electron optics and optical-mechanical products. It specializes in production of day and night viewing sights for armoured units of Russia, CIS countries, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Central Asia.

In addition to it, the plant manufactures wide angle and long-focus camera lenses, telescopic sights for hunting rifles (optical, laser and infrared), binoculars, night vision devices, telescopes and lenses. The plant's assortment under the conversion program includes over 20 articles of household appliances, agricultural and machine-building equipment.

It may be the only enterprise in the oblast with such a wide product spectrum ranging from microelectronics to wood-working. The factory has a wide range of equipment at its disposal - mechanical, optical, assembling, precision casting, galvanic, paintwork, wiring and printed circuit board.

Cooperation of the Vologda Optical and Mechanical Plant with Thales Optronics (France) started out a few years ago when the French company launched a new maintenance centre designed to meet users' availability in Vologda. The strategic partnership between Thales and Vologda Optical and Mechanical Plant will bring Russian industry greater independence in providing through-life support for high-tech optical equipment. The maintenance centre is the first step in an ambitious project aimed at jointly developing cutting-edge infrared technologies with Russian industry.

In August 2014 Vologda Oblast Government signed a cooperation treaty with OAO Shvabe, one of the general developers of optic and optic-electronic devices and systems for different branches of national economy and defense. The agreement for a period of 3 years is aimed at development of investment activity and the promotion of productive activities in the sphere of development of optical-electronic industry on the territory of the Vologda Region, modernization and technical renovation of existing facilities, implementation of advanced energy-efficient and resource-saving technologies.

The company received the certificate on conformity to EN ISO 9001:2000 standard.

Vologda Bearing Factory

13 Okruzhnoe shosse, 160028, Vologda, Russia

Fax: +7 8172 510779

e-mail: okid@vbf.ru


Vologda Bearing Factory is one of Russia's largest producers of bearings for machine-building, electrical engineering, metallurgy and car-manufacturing. Production capacity of the company is more than 24 million pieces of bearings a year, within the range of more than 1700 standard types and also assembled units. In addition to production of bearings, the Vologda Bearing Factory generates thermal energy, manufactures technological equipment, measuring devices, and tools, repairs machines.

Bearings are manufactured under special orders. Currently, the joint-stock company produces over 500 kinds of bearings with an internal diameter ranging from 10 to 500 mm.

Over the past few years the factory developed over 250 kinds of new bearings. Basic parameters are used to produce bearings of the following precision classes: P2,5,6 and M4: with preset vibration level; with specified radial gap; with protective steel and reinforced rubber seals; packaged according to clients' orders.

More than half of the products are exported to more than 50 countries including the United States, Finland, Italy, Germany and the CIS states - Ukraine, Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan, Moldova and Belarus. The factory has been working in close cooperation with Russian companies - OAO AvtoVaz (Togliatti), OAO GAZ (Nizhny Novgorod), OAO YAZ (Ulyanovsk), ZAO MZATE (Moscow), OAO KAMAZ (Naberezhnye Chelny), and foreign ones - Polaris, TATA MOTORS, Opel, Fiat and others. The Vologda Bearing Factory has a wide network of offices both in Russia and abroad.

The plant is a laureate of the contest - 100 Russia’s Best Goods.

The enterprise meets all the prescribed requirements of international standards - ISO/TS 16949-2002, ISO 9001-2000; DIN EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001: 1999. The enterprise invests in new equipment and technology, purchases new grinding machines, press-forging and forming equipment.

OAO Cherepovets foundry and mechanical plant

12, Stroyindustrii Street, 162600, Cherepovets, Vologda Oblast, Russia


This plant occupying more than 9 hectares area with more than 400 employees engaged is one of the largest manufacturers of centrifugal casting pipes and other metal alloy products made of corrosion-resistant and high-temperature-resistant chromonickel steel and alloys.

Nowadays the plant supplies its machinery products to almost all biggest iron & steel making companies, steel rolling works, machine building and motor plants in Russia and CIS. These products are mostly centrifugal-cast tubes and items manufactured from such tubes.

The plant possesses two state-of-art induction furnaces supplied by INDUCTOTHERM (USA), two horizontal and one vertical centrifugal casting machines supplied by ССМ (USA). This state-of-art imported equipment enables manufacturing of fine precision products from large variety of alloyed steels and alloys.

OOO Vologda Machines


Originally, the joint-stock company Vologda Machine-Building Plant specialized in the production of agricultural equipment, transport vehicles for milk and foodstuffs deliveries and military hardware.

Several years ago it began producing mini units to process milk with a capacity of 5 to 10 tons per shift. Aside from traditional products such as cheese, milk, butter and cottage cheese these shops can also produce yoghurt and milk souffle. Among the company's new products are also meat-processing shops with a capacity of 1 ton of processed meat per shift.

Modern technology is used to manufacture mini breweries with a capacity of 50 to 1,000 litres of beer per shift. The most recent innovation is machinery for soy processing.

The company received the certificate on conformity to ISO 9001:2011 standards for quality management system.

AO Vologda Building Unit and Road-Making Machine Plant

201, 6-th Army Street, 160029, Vologda, Russia

Tel.: +7 8172 26-53-71

Fax: +7 8172 26-53-98


The plant was set up in 1947. In 1971 it focused on the production of mobile homes for roadmen.

The enterprise is equipped with a whole range of up-to-date equipment (pressing, welding, wood-processing and enginery).

Since 2001 the plant has been producing prefabricated panel houses and has been engaged in civil engineering. Its products also include socially affordable house blocks and fast built houses, administrative and industrial complexes, dormitories (for 8-200 people), cafeterias (20-200 seats), offices, first-aid posts, shops, shower-baths, furniture, hothouses and others. The plant's activities are certified according to the highest quality standards and in agreement with ISO 9001:2000.

OOO Immid

10, Promyshlennaya Street, 160012, Vologda, Russia

fax.: +7 8172 21-63-21

e-mail: info@immid.ru


The company manufactures a broad range of products to meet all application and specification needs. Some of these products include water-supply low-pressure polyethylene pipes, sewage low-pressure polyethylene pipes, polyethylene pipes for laying of electric and telephone cables and polymer-metal pipes.

Immid deals with steel work and equipment production since 1992. In 1997 the company opened up polyethylene pipes and initially isolated pipes output. It offers the broadest line of innovative solutions for conduit products used for municipal water.

The products are used in many industries such as natural gas gathering and distribution, municipal water and sewer, telecommunication, oilfield, industrial and mining applications.

Strong, durable, light-weight and flexible, these piping systems require significantly less energy to fabricate, transport and install than metal or concrete alternatives. With superior resistance to corrosion, polyethylene piping systems also supply long service life, excellent joint performance and offer leak free protection-all adding up to exceptional value.

Vologda Car-repair Production plant


Goods and services - metallic structures welded, casting cast-iron, casting colour, forged pieces, spare parts 2 railway rolling stock, formings

The Vologda Car-repair Production plant is actively cooperating with a Swedish company SKF, leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of ball and roller bearings, linear motion products, precision bearings, spindles and seals and URS Federal Services International, Inc, USA, a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world.