Volgograd Tractor Plant

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Volgograd Tractor Plant
Native name
Russian: Волгоградский тракторный завод
Open joint-stock company
IndustryMachinery, Defence
Founded1930; 88 years ago (1930)
Area served
ProductsTractors, Artillery, Combat vehicles
RevenueIncrease RUB 873 million (2011)
Decrease RUB 229 million (2011)
ParentConcern Tractor Plants
Websitewww.vgtz.com Edit this on Wikidata

The Volgograd Tractor Plant (Russian: Волгоградский тракторный завод, Volgogradski traktorni zavod, or ВгТЗ, VgTZ), formerly the Dzerzhinskiy Tractor Factory or the Stalingrad Tractor Plant, is a heavy equipment factory located in Volgograd, Russia. It was a site of fierce fighting during World War II's Battle of Stalingrad.


Until 1961, the Volgograd Tractor Plant was called the Stalingrad Tractor Plant named for Dzerzhinsky (Russian: Сталинградский тракторный завод им. Ф. Э. Дзержинского, Stalingradski traktorni zavod im. F.E. Dzerzhinskogo, or СТЗ,. The plant was built in one of the first industrial sites that were built according to the plans of rapid industrialization of the USSR, adopted in the late 1920s. The construction of the Stalingrad Tractor Plant was carried out with the assistance of Western countries, primarily the United States. The plant produces tractors and military equipment. During World War II, the plant was retooled to produce equipment for the Red Army, most notably the T-34 tank. It became world-famous during the Battle of Stalingrad for being the site of fierce fighting.

In December 2002 the plant was divided into four separate companies within the Group:

  • Tractor Company VgTZ (Traktornaya kompaniya VgTZ)
  • Russian Machine Building Components (Rossiyskiye mashinostroitel’nyye komponenty)
  • Territory of Commercial Development (Territoriya promyshlennogo raszvitiya)
  • Volgograd Tractor Plant (Volgogradski traktorni zavod)

There is also a separate production facility for production of military technology projects Volgograd Machine Building Company VgTZ (Volgogradskaya mashinostroitel’naya kompaniya VgTZ).

As an incorporated entity the plant was recognised as bankrupt in 2005.[1] Is the successor of the plant Tractor Company "VgTZ", which is a concern "Tractor Plants".


Military vehicles[edit]


  • STZ-3 (1937–49)
  • DT-54 (1949–63)
  • DT-75 (1963–present)
  • VT-100 (1990s–present)
  • Agromash 90TG (2009–present)
  • Agromash 315TG


See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.realeconomy.ru/219/286/3604/index.shtml[permanent dead link] Волгоградский тракторный завод

Further reading[edit]

  • Melnikova-Raich, Sonia (2010). "The Soviet Problem with Two 'Unknowns': How an American Architect and a Soviet Negotiator Jump-Started the Industrialization of Russia, Part I: Albert Kahn". IA, The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology. 36 (2): 57–80. ISSN 0160-1040. JSTOR 41933723. (abstract)

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Coordinates: 48°48′0.7″N 44°36′37.03″E / 48.800194°N 44.6102861°E / 48.800194; 44.6102861