Count Pyotr Shuvalov founded Izhevsk Ironworks, which produced iron, steel and anchors.
Construction of a new small arms factory begins on the basis of Izhevsk Ironworks, due to the growing demands of Russian army for cold steel and firearms.
Izhevsk Ironworks becomes chief iron supplier for all Russian arms factories.
The plant is renamed as «Izhevsk Arms and Steel Factories».
At the Siberian and Uralian Industrial Exhibition, the plant is awarded the gold medal «for excellent management of steel making business».
The plant wins Grand Prix at the Exposition Universelle in Paris.
The plant’s 1st steel-making shop is complete.
By the government’s decree, Izhevsk Ironworks is divided into a steel-making (metallurgical) and machine-building (arms) factories, which presented new opportunities for production growth.
During the four years of Soviet participation in the World War II, the plant produced as much steel as it did over the previous decade.
The government awarded a state Order of Lenin to Izhevsk Metallurgical Plant’s staff for their selfless work during the war.
The plant wins state awards for its successes in boosting output and mastering production of new grades of specialty steels and new products. The plant also launches large-scale reconstruction of its production facilities.
Reconstruction allows the plant to become leader among quality steel makers. During the reconstruction, the plant mastered production of cold-rolled band from stainless steel and precision alloys. The steel alloy wire shop is commissioned. A new state-of-the-art building for the electric steel-making shop was built, allowing the plant to produce ultraclean steel. The shop created and installed the first arc-plasmous furnace as well as the Soviet Union’s first automated system of managing electroslag remelting.
Flat band shop is commissioned.
Izhevsk Metallurgical Plant produces 30% of all fast-cutters in the Soviet Union.
Izhstal is transformed into a joint-stock company.
The plant joins Mechel Group.
To improve Izhstal’s efficiency, the plant began the first stage of an upgrade including the installation of a new modern electric arc furnace with a total capacity of 40 tonnes, an out-of-furnace processing complex and a new continuous casting machine, in addition to reconstruction of rolling mill No. 250 and the disposal of outdated open-hearth furnaces.
Following restructuring, Izhstal OAO, like Mechel Group’s all other metallurgical assets, fell under control of Mechel Steel Managing Company.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin launched Izhstal OAO’s new electric steel-making complex which included the electric arc furnace and the continuous casting machine.
Izhstal won a silver medal of Metal-Expo’ 2017 Industrial Exhibition for developing and implementing a new method of smelting stainless nitrogen steel. Products from this type of steel are used in automobile and oil industries.

Izhstal launched a computerized processing line produced by German-based Kieserling, which ensures high geometric precision and surface quality. This line’s output is in demand and among the most high-margin types of long rolls.

The plant won a silver medal at the Metal-Expo 2018 international fair for developing and mastering production of conductor rails used to feed electricity to underground metro cars. These rails have not been produced in Russia before.

Izhstal won the regional stage of the all-Russia contest of socially efficient enterprises in the nomination for “decreasing workplace injuries and occupational illnesses at industrial facilities”.


Izhstal won the steel industry’s XVII Mining and Steel Company of High Social Efficiency contest in the nomination for Ecological Activity and Resource Saving. Over the past 11 years, the plant slashed its waste emissions by over nine times — from 5,504 tonnes in 2008 to 586 tonnes in 2019.

In the regional stage of the Russia’s 100 Best Products – 2020 contest, Izhstal’s conductor rail was listed among products representing Udmurtia on the federal level.

Izhstal marked an industrial jubilee. The plant produced 55 million tonnes of steel since the beginning of the 20th century. As of today, the plant has mastered production of over 900 steel grades as well as heat- and corrosion-resistant alloys.

The plant celebrated its 260th anniversary. The plant’s 130 best workers received awards of all levels, including letters of gratitude from Russia’s industry and trade ministry, Udmurtia’s state council and government, as well as Honored Metallurgist and others.

The plant mastered output of 59 new products for mining facilities.