AV Group is a reliable partner of mining companies helping them perform open-pit and underground mining operations. It helps clients mine coal, copper, zinc, lead, gold, silver, iron and other minerals. The company provides services at a high professional level.
Today AV Group has its operations in all the regions that specialize in commercial minerals extraction across the CIS. One of the leading companies in terms of production volume when it comes to blasted rock mass, explosives and initiating devices, excavator and mining and conveyor fleet capacity.
Extensive experience, large production facilities and a well-thought-out process base allow AV Group to solve problems of any level of complexity under a variety of different conditions.
The company continuously improves operating procedures, manufacturing technologies of explosives and initiating devices, invests in innovations and its own inventions, implements the best international practices.
AV Group’s primary focus is on accident prevention. Company’s services and products satisfy international quality standards.
AV Group was established in
mln. m³ of blasted rock mass per year
thous. tons of explosives per year
mln. pcs. of non-electric initiation systems per year
mln. meters of detonating cords per year
emulsion explosives manufacturing plants
initiating devices manufacturing plants
units of main production equipment
mln. tons per year - mining and conveyor fleet capacity
mln. m³ per year - excavator fleet capacity
drilling rigs of different categories
mix-pump trucks and delivery trucks
units of underground mining vehicles: dump trucks, load-haul-dumpers, drilling rigs
heavy-duty dump trucks
We help our clients to effectively extract commercial minerals in different geographical, mining-and-geological and weather conditions.
We create the most advanced, reliable and safe solutions for open-pit and underground mining operations.
Establishment of AV Group
The Company is made up of: “Muromets” - one of the largest manufacturers of initiating devices in Russia - and “Institute of Blast” – a one-of-a-kind specialized research and development center in the CIS.
Explosives and Initiating Devices Production Start
Establishment of “Morozovka”. AV Group starts producing industrial explosives in “Morozovka” and initiating devices in “Muromets”. The first company offering drilling and blasting services was established as part of AV Group - “Azot-Chernigovets”.
Launch of Drilling and Blasting Operations
Blasting operations were launched at the “Chernigovskiy” open pit, and first mix-pump trucks were commissioned.
Emulsion Explosives Production Start
The emulsion plant became operational; the company produced its first ton of in-house emulsion explosives.
Commencement of Works at Stoylensky Mining and Processing Plant
Establishment of “AVISTO”. Commencement of blasting operations and production of emulsion explosives at Stoylensky Mining and Processing Plant.
Commencement of Works at Kachkanarsky Mining and Processing Plant
Establishment of “AVT-Ural”. Commencement of drilling and blasting operations and production of emulsion explosives at Kachkanarsky Mining and Processing Plant.
Electronic Detonators Implementation
For the very first time in Russia and the CIS, AV Group ran trials on the electronic detonators and obtained licenses for their application and distribution.
Far Eastern and Ural Markets Entry
Establishment of “AVT-Amur”, commencement of drilling and blasting operations and the first emulsion production in the Far East. AV Group recruited Petropavlovsk gold-mining company as its client in the region. Establishment of “AVT-UralService”, larger market representation in the Ural region.
Expansion of Production
The emulsion plant was opened in Belarus, the emulsion plant was built in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.
Geographical Expansion of Drilling and Blasting Operations and Explosives Production
“Kolymavzryvprom” became part of AV Group, which allowed the company to expand the range of services for its Far Eastern clients.
The second line of the emulsion production was launched in the town of Berezovsky of the Kemerovo Region.
Establishment of the Largest Drilling and Blasting Company
AZOT MINING SERVICE (AMS) was established – later on turning into the largest company offering comprehensive drilling and blasting services in Russia and the CIS.
The First Billion m3 of Blasted Rock Mass
Total volume of blasted rock mass of AV Group exceeded one billion cubic meters; the company produced its first million tons of explosives.
European Market Entry
AV Group hit the European market with initiating devices and explosives, the first AV Group’s mix-pump truck producing emulsion explosive Nitronit (R) became operational in the Baltic states.
Kazakhstan Market Entry, Commencement of Underground Operations
AV Group entered the Kazakhstan market offering comprehensive drilling and blasting services, sale of explosives and initiating devices. “AMS-Kazakhstan” was established.
AV Group launched blasting operations in underground conditions.
European Market Entry
Start of sales of initiating devices and explosives on the markets of non-CIS countries: Switzerland and Finland.
Initiating Devices Production Development
In-house full-cycle production of initiating devices was transferred to Chapaevsk, production of small-size boosters was launched; initiating devices product line was expanded.
Geographic Expansion of Operations
AV Group expanded its presence in the Trans-Baikal region and launched operations at Bystrinsky Mining and Processing Plant.
Brand New Explosives and Initiating Devices Production
Emulsion production and assembly production of initiating devices was launched in Kuzbass.
The first and only Russian advanced high-speed automated cartridging and packaging line of emulsion explosives was launched.
Launch of Comprehensive Underground Mining Service
AV Group started performing underground capital mining operations where electronic initiating devices were used for the very first time. Production of initiating systems was increased twofold; manufacture of products was launched in Tajikistan.
Comprehensive Open-Pit and Underground Mining Service
“Mining-Transportation Company”, “AV-Mining”, “AV-Underground Mining Operations” are part of AV Group. AV Group performs excavation and transportation of rock mass, offers a full open-pit mining service package to its clients.
В 2005 году. Назначен на позицию Управляющего директора в ноябре 2016 года.
До присоединения к AV Group в 2013-2016 годах занимал должность управляющего активами в трейдинговом холдинге Glencore, где отвечал за горнодобывающие и металлургические активы компании по производству цветных и драгоценных металлов.
В 2012 году работал в инвестиционно-банковском департаменте Bank of America Merryll Lynch в Нью-Йорке.В 2005-2011 годах возглавлял направление стратегии и развития бизнеса AV Group.
Имеет степень MBA Гарвардской школы бизнеса, окончил Российский химико-технологический университет им. Д.И. Менделеева.
AV Group observes the high standards set in the field of occupational health and safety in the course of mining and explosives and initiating devices production.
The company ensures compliance with safety requirements at all production stages.
AV Group is the long-time member of the International Explosives Industry Association SAFEX International.
AV Group never stops working on perfecting its production technologies to improve service quality and minimize possible adverse effects on the environment.
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