The history of the Institute currently known as GIPROTYAZHMASH dates back to February 20, 1930 when the Articles of Association of a newly established state-owned institute for design of mechanical engineering and metal works GIPROMASH was approved by the minutes of the meeting of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of National Economy of the USSR. With the approval of its Articles of Association, GIPROMASH has become the leading specialized institute for design of machine building and metal processing facilities.

The entire history of GIPROTYAZHMASH has been inextricably linked with the development of mechanical engineering in the country. The Institute’s project portfolio includes numerous industry-related facilities, including plants dating back to the period when the manufacturing industry was created in the USSR and those built during the years of the development of the USSR, such as Uralmashazavod in Sverdlovsk, Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tagil, Novo-Kramatorsky Plant in Kramatorsk, the Turbine Generator Plant and the Tractor Plant in Kharkov, the October Revolution Plant in Lugansk, Atommash, and the Abakan Car Building Complex.

From a small boiler plant in Kusinsk to giant Atommash in Volgodonsk, from the Kryukov Car Workshops to the Abakan Car Building Complex — this is the way GIPROTYAZHMASH has made in the history of the Russian mechanical engineering industry.

In 2019, the Institute turns 89 years old. It has followed its glorious way from the first five-year industrial plans through the years of the Great Patriotic War, the post-war industry restoration and development, to the reconstruction and revival of the manufacturing industry in Russia.

In times of hardships for the country’s mechanical engineering industry, GIPROTYAZHMASH carried out design work to create the infrastructure for military units of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation. It has fully mastered the design of enterprises for repair and maintenance of railway rolling stock, such as locomotives, rail-cars, electric trains, underground railway trains, and trams, and of defense enterprises. At the same time, the original specialization of GIPROTYAZHMASH — integrated general design of mechanical engineering and industrial facilities — still remains unchanged.

Over the years of its activities, the Institute has developed more than 250 comprehensive projects for greenfield development, reconstruction and retrofitting of various enterprises and individual production facilities. Employees of the Institute have gained a lot of experience in design, and this has positive effects on our interactions with prospective customers of design products, approval of design documentation, and construction of projects.

Giprotyazhmash has built an extensive databank of technical information and design documentation for enterprises in mechanical engineering, metallurgy and other industrial sectors, transport infrastructure facilities, military infrastructure facilities, utility networks and structures.

The glorious history of the Institute remembers names of many remarkable personalities. They have dedicated their lives to the development of the Institute and creation of a school of designers who are preserving the traditions and are focused on further development of our organization. In different years, the Institute was headed by talented managers, including Anatoly Erman, Polina Zamogilnaya, V.M. Belov, I.S. Zotov, M.P. Moiseev, Nikolai Basov, D.A. Trutnev, A.P. Kharin, Z.S. Napetyan, and Vyacheslav Yartsankin.

Since 2003, the Institute has been led by Director Alexey Zakharov.