The club was founded in 1979 under the name Handball Club Gjorče Petrov. Since 1992, it had won 17 national championships 16 national cups, losing only the cup in 1994. The club won the EHF Champions League back in 2002 when they defeated Champions LeagueFerencvárosi TC. They were also finalists in 2000 and 2005, and won the Champions Trophy once in 2002. At one time, it was the most popular sports team in the country, having its own anthem song by Macedonian musicians and entertainers. Kometal Gjorče Petrov stopped its work on 16 September 2011 when the central committee decided that there was no conditions for operation and existence. Recently the club started to work and now exists as ZRK Gjorche and competes in Macedonian women's First League of Handball .It was shut for couple of years but it started working again,without its brandmark Kometal.