Kalinin Machine-Building Plant

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Kalinin Machine-Building Plant
Public Joint Stock Company
Industry Defense
Founded 1866
Headquarters Yekaterinburg, Russia
Revenue $663 million[1] (2015)
Parent Almaz-Antey
Website www.zik.ru

JSC Kalinin Machine-Building Plant, ZiK or MZiK for short (Russian: Машиностроительный завод имени М.И.Калинина, ЗиК, МЗиК) is a large Soviet/Russian industrial factory, now part of Almaz-Antey holding.

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Founded in 1866 in St. Petersburg by a decree of Russian emperor Alexander II as an artillery workshop, later enlarged into a state factory of field and later on anti-aircraft artillery.

In 1918 the factory was moved into Moscow Region, in 1941 to Yekaterinburg (former Sverdlovsk), where it's located up to now.

During World War II, the factory produced 20,000 anti-aircraft guns, last channel artillery unit under mass production was the 152mm KM-52.

Since the end of the 1950s, the factory is specializing on the mass production anti-aircraft rocket systems (SAM defence).

Civil products includes diesel [2] and electrical [3] forklift trucks, public service trucks,[4] electrocars,[5] etc.

In 2014, Malik Gaisin was appointed the director of the plant.[6]

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