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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.
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.

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