|Industry||subway cars and
armored tracked vehicles
Metrowagonmash (Russian: ОАО "Метровагонмаш") is an engineering company in Russia. The company is located in Mytishchi, near Moscow, and until 1992 it was known as Mytishchi Machine-building Factory (Мытищинский машиностроительный завод) which has been a separate company since May 12, 2009. Metrowagonmash (MWM) is one of the leading enterprises in Russia operating in the field of transport machine building. The enterprise specializes in development, designing and manufacturing of rolling stock for metro systems and railways. The company is part of Transmashholding.
The plant was founded in 1897 (in the village of Big Mytishchi) to manufacture railcars, first for the Russian North Railway. Tramways and snowplows for Moscow have been produced since 1903, electric passenger trains since 1929 and metro-cars since 1934.
During World War II, self-propelled guns, military tractors, tracked vehicles and other military material were produced. The plant was partially evacuated to the Ural region in October 1941. The equipment was back the following year. In 1947, production of dump trucks was started. The company later concentrated on production of subway cars, dump trucks and armored tracked vehicles (e.g. GM chassises). A number of models of Metrovagonmash subway cars have been deployed in nearly every subway (Metro) system of the former Soviet Union, as well as in Budapest, Prague, Sofia and Warsaw.
In 1999 the plant started manufacturing rail buses as well. The plant also manufactured 137 RA2 Multiple Units between 2006 and 2008. Today Metrowagonmash is among the five thousand top enterprises in the country.
List of Products
Metrowagonmash is the leading manufacturer of cars for metro systems of large cities of the CIS countries and of several Eastern European states. The enterprise has mastered manufacture of Light Rail cars designed for the lines of the Moscow Metro. Other specific products for the plant are rail buses. These vehicles are relatively new for the domestic railways and are designed for operation on suburban and interregional non-electrified routes.
References and sources
- Metrovagnmash official website (en, ru)
- MMZ (Mytishchi Machine-building factory) official website (ru)
- Company profile on the Transmashholding website (en, ru)