About the company

AV Group is the largest vertically-integrated service company across the CIS offering a full range of services and products for open-pit and underground mining operations.

Trusted Partner

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.

Largest CIS Service Company
Solving Problems of Any Level of Complexity
State-of-the-Art Technologies and Best Practices
Exceptional Work Quality and Superior Security

Largest CIS Service Company

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.  

Solving Problems of Any Level of Complexity

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.

State-of-the-Art Technologies and Best Practices

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.

Exceptional Work Quality and Superior Security

AV Group’s primary focus is on accident prevention. Company’s services and products satisfy international quality standards.

Key facts

Leader in Production Volume

2002

AV Group was established in

5100

professionals

411

mln. m³ of blasted rock mass per year

340

thous. tons of explosives per year

20

mln. pcs. of non-electric initiation systems per year

26

mln. meters of detonating cords per year

12

emulsion explosives manufacturing plants

5

initiating devices manufacturing plants

Large Machinery Fleet

465

units of main production equipment

392

mln. tons per year - mining and conveyor fleet capacity

68

mln. m³ per year - excavator fleet capacity

168

drilling rigs of different categories

155

mix-pump trucks and delivery trucks

24

units of underground mining vehicles: dump trucks, load-haul-dumpers, drilling rigs

100

heavy-duty dump trucks

18

mine excavators

Services and Products

High-quality drilling-and-blasting operations, excavation and transportation of rock mass to extract commercial minerals
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Open-Pit Mining Operations

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Professional complex of high-quality reliable primary and secondary mine development operations in underground conditions
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Underground Mining Operations

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Modern and safe explosives certified in accordance with international standards
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Explosives

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Wide range of highly effective and safe initiating devices that can be used in different application conditions
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Initiating Devices

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AV Group Geography

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Mission and Values

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.

Quality and Reliability

  • We continuously improve the quality of our services and products, implement process innovations, exercise the best practices, improve professional standards and achieve the best results.

Safety

  • We vigorously control production processes, ensure safe labor conditions and minimize our production impact on the environment.

Client Experience

  • We research the needs of mining companies, promptly respond to their requests and promote open dialog with clients at each work stage.

Employees

  • We know that companies are made by people. Our goal is to turn into the industry’s leading employer and take care of our specialists. We provide decent working conditions, support career development and personal growth of our employees.

Development History AV Group

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2002

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.

2003

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”.

2004

Launch of Drilling and Blasting Operations

Blasting operations were launched at the “Chernigovskiy” open pit, and first mix-pump trucks were commissioned.

2005

Emulsion Explosives Production Start

The emulsion plant became operational; the company produced its first ton of in-house emulsion explosives.

2006

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.

2007

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.

2008

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.

2009

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.

2010

Expansion of Production

The emulsion plant was opened in Belarus, the emulsion plant was built in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.

2011

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.

2012

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.

2013

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.

2014

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.

2015

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.

2016

European Market Entry

Start of sales of initiating devices and explosives on the markets of non-CIS countries: Switzerland and Finland.

2017

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.

2018

Geographic Expansion of Operations

AV Group expanded its presence in the Trans-Baikal region and launched operations at Bystrinsky Mining and Processing Plant.

2019

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.

2020

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.

2021

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.

Management

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Ilya Chernilovskiy

Managing Director

Ilya Chernilovskiy

Managing Director

Присоединился к AV Group

В 2005 году. Назначен на позицию Управляющего директора в ноябре 2016 года.

Предыдущий опыт работы

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.

Образование

Имеет степень MBA Гарвардской школы бизнеса, окончил Российский химико-технологический университет им. Д.И. Менделеева.

Suppliers

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Licenses and Permissions

The company obtains all the licenses and permits necessary for mining, manufacture of explosives and initiating devices.

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Occupational Health and Safety

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.

Environmental Responsibility

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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