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 over 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.
Today, Shchekinoazot is a modern, fast-developing company that actively participates in the implementation of industrial development programs in the Tula region. The company's effective management technologies are highly appreciated by customers, partners, and investors. Shchekinoazot senior executives have been named among the TOP-200 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. Exports account for 70% of the company's sales.
The high quality of products and their appreciation by consumers are confirmed by the awards received: Quality Mark of the 21st century, Russian Quality Mark, Best Russian Exporter in the Industrial Production Sector, Golden Mercury national award medals and certificates, 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 of 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. In 2020, the President of the Russian Federation thanked Boris Sokol, President of Shchekinoazot OJSC, for the achieved successes 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, ISO-45001 (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.
Continuing the implementation of the long-term strategic development program, Shchekinoazot opens new high-tech facilities that ensure reliability, industrial safety, and environmental friendliness.
While implementing the development strategy, the company has successfully implemented 16 investment projects worth over 1 billion dollars over the past 15 years.
Among them 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, and generating capacities. In 2017, another project was implemented under the strategic program — construction of an 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 production facilities for methanol and ammonia M-450/A-135 (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. Unique membrane technology, which helps minimize harmful impact on the environment, is used at the new treatment facilities.
The company is consistently building new production complexes: methanol-500, nitric acid and ammonium nitrate, ammonia and urea units.
The main issues relating to the funding of these projects have been resolved. State support mechanisms for domestic manufacturers operating in non-resource markets for export are being utilized.
Glorious traditions and highly professional staff have always been and still remain the main pride of the company.
The combination of modern technologies, innovations, and the right management decisions allows to implement large-scale and audacious projects, set ambitious goals, and achieve them.
Shchekinoazot is opening up new horizons for development!