United Chemical Company Shchekinoazot is one of the leading Russian companies and has been successfully operating on the Russian and global markets of chemical raw materials and products for more than six decades.
The company, which celebrates its 65th anniversary in 2020, has been the base for the latest achievements in Russian science throughout the history of the local chemical industry. In the late 1960s, the Shchekino Chemical Plant initiated a unique economic experiment known in the country and the world as the Shchekino Method.
Glorious traditions and a highly professional team have always been and remain the pride of the company.
Today, Shchekinoazot is a modern, fast developing company that actively participates in the implementation of industrial development programs in the Tula region. Effective management technologies used in the company are highly appreciated by customers and partners. Shchekinoazot senior executives have been named among the TOP-200 rating of the best management teams in Russia.
The company is one of the leaders in production of industrial chemicals (methanol, caprolactam, cyclohexane, urea-formaldehyde concentrate, highly concentrated low methanol formalin, phenol-formaldehyde resins, sulfuric acid, liquid industrial ammonia, ammonium sulfate, oxygen, liquid carbon dioxide, food carbon dioxide, dry ice, non-woven thermally bonded canvases such as Spunbond, secondary polypropylene, ion?exchange membranes, consumer goods — household chemicals and linoleum) and chemical equipment (in?house production of electrodialysis units).
Shchekinoazot is a major exporter of products to countries in Western and Eastern Europe and the CIS, Asia, the USA and Latin America. Export volume amounts to 70 % of the company's sales.
High quality products and their appreciation by consumers are confirmed by the awards received: Quality Mark of the 21st century, Russian Quality Mark, World Quality Mark, Best Russian Exporter-2013 and Best Tula Region Exporter in the CIS titles, Golden Mercury 2012 national award and certificate, Tula Business and Tula Brand regional public award certificates.
In 2016, Boris Alexandrovich Sokol, Chairman of the Board of Directors (President) of Shchekinoazot OJSC, was awarded the Certificate of Honor from the President of the Russian Federation for achieved success, active social work and many years of conscientious work. Employees of the company were also awarded certificates of honor of the President of the Russian Federation. The President of the Russian Federation thanked the staff of Shchekinoazot OJSC for the achieved successes and high performance in professional activities.
In December 2018, by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 693 dated December 6, 2018, Boris Alexandrovich Sokol was awarded the "ORDER OF HONOR" for his great contribution to the development of the chemical industry and many years of conscientious work.
The company is one of the first in the country to be certified according to international standards: ISO-9001, OHSAS-18001, including environmental and health protection — ISO-14001, as well as food carbon dioxide production — according to FSSC 22000.
Our technological and managerial decisions are confirmed by the reliability and many years of experience of the company. Enhancing our knowledge and professional expertise, we set long-term goals and objectives for the coming decades.
Continuing the implementation of the long-term strategic development program, Shchekinoazot opens new high-tech facilities that ensure reliability, industrial safety, environmental friendliness, and also new jobs for residents of the region.
Over the past 14 years, we have successfully implemented 16 investment projects.
Among them there are projects for urea-formaldehyde concentrate and formalin, phenol-formaldehyde resins, spunbond, a hydrogen plant (licensor: Danish company Haldor Topsoe), methanol M-450 (licensor: Haldor Topsoe), as well as modernization of caprolactam production, generating equipment. In 2017, another project of the strategic program was implemented — construction of the ammonium sulfate compaction unit. The company produces fertilizers of the highest quality.
In 2018, the company completed the implementation of four large-scale and significant projects.
The combined facilities for methanol and ammonia M-450/A-135 production (licensor: Haldor Topsoe), industrial units for sulfuric acid SK-200, perfumery dimethyl ether (a joint venture with PCC SE, Germany) and treatment facilities were launched.
As part of the implementation of the Development Strategy, from 2005 to 2019 Shchekinoazot's investments in the development of production exceed $1 billion.
The company plans further progressive development, the construction of new production complexes: methanol-500, nitric acid and ammonium nitrate, ammonia and urea units.
Currently, Shchekinoazot is building new industrial facilities. The main issues relating to the funding of these projects have been resolved. The mechanisms of state support provided for domestic producers operating in non-resource markets, for export are being used.
Shchekinoazot is opening up new horizons for development!