Briefly About JSC "KPTF"
JSC "KPTF" is the second in Russia in terms of production of medical gauze (almost twice more than the company located at the 3rd place) and covers more than 20% of the Russian market.
Leadership in the application of new technologies and our own know-how:
JSC "KPTF" has the highest performance of the equipment on the market and the widest range of manufactured articles of gauze.
The using of advanced equipment:
For example, our equipment for polishing (bleaching gauze) gives our products a high quality, recognized by the market.
The cheap labour and energy:
Located in small town Kineshma, the factory is connected to a high-voltage substation.
Subsidizing interest rates on loans in the amount of 70% of the key rate of the Central Bank. (According to the Industry and Trade Ministry of the Russian Federation, JSC "KPTF" was added to the list of organizations that have a significant impact on the industry).
Highly qualified management:
JSC "KPTF" is the first of Russian factories who received the certificate of ISO; and in 2013 – a certificate of compliance with European safety standards (CE mark is assigned) for export to Europe and Africa.
Our Modern Progress or The History of Innovation
JSC "KPTF" is organized on the basis of the JSC "Kineshma-Textiles".
1999. The factory is equipped for the production of medical gauze.
2005. First among all Russian textile factories JSC "KPTF" has built a quality management in accordance with ISO standards.
2010. First among Russian producers of gauze JSC "KPTF" installed a modern line of whitening «straightening» gauze.
First among dressings manufacturers JSC "KPTF" has been certified by the European CE safety and began to export products (gauze, bandages, cuts) outside the CIS.
2013. Mr. Sergey Zhukov, the Head of JSC "KPTF", becomes a Vice-President of the Russian Union of Clothing Manufacturers.
65%-growth in production as compared with 2009 (an increase of JSC "KPTF" Russian market share to 20% among other Russian producers).
2015. Enabling the JSC "KPTF" in the list of Official Suppliers of the Russian Defense Industry.
First in Russia successfully set and started the new high-speed weaving machines (300% growth in productivity). But it's only the first phase of the project of modernization of gauze production.
2016. Recognition the JSC "KPTF" as the Key Enterprise of the textile industry and gaining subsidies (amounting to 70% of the key rate of the Central Bank).
Leasing SP Kokhloma: increase in equipment productivity and product quality, and at the same time a significant prices reduction.
About the Company’s background
The Kineshma spinning and weaving mill is located in the Volga region, dating back to 1897, when someone by the name of Ivan Konovalov bought about 110 acres of land from some peasants residing in the villages of Zibechi, Matveichi and Alekseyki on the bank of the Volga river. The original textile-spinning and weaving mill project was launched in 1899, submitted for approval to, and was approved by, the Construction Department of the Kostroma provincial government in 1900.
Ivan K. Konovalov was issued a construction permit to build the Ivan Konovalov Annensk textile manufacturing mill and commenced his construction project on 15 September , 1900. The construction progressed at a fairly fast pace. A steaming machine was installed and began operating on 22 September, 1903, followed by a spinning production line that went into operation on 28 September, 1903, and produced the first batch of coarse calico in October that year.
After the October 1917 Russian Revolution its workers tried to put the mill’s equipment back into operation quickly after it had been temporarily stopped during the previous strikes.
They did some hard work trying to procure cotton and fuel, recruit skilled work force and have their equipment put in good repair. The mill’s management and personnel were successful in their efforts to save the buildings and equipment from falling into disrepair and soon the mill was back on track, resuming its operations on 15 August, 1921. It had 676 looms, 28 000 spindles and 1800 workers on the mill’s payroll.
The mill got its new name Kineshma spinning and weaving factory №1 in 1938. Despite the start on 22 June 1941 of what is known in Russia or the then Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany all of the 1941 business plan targets were successfully achieved with 2,026 tons of yarn and 31,940,000 meters of fabrics worth, all in all, 28, 751 000 Russian rubles.
Over the Soviet period the mill kept on implementing modernization and refurbishment projects on a regular basis, increasing its manufacturing capacity and facilities, improving work places and living conditions for its workers and enhancing vocational training programmes. The mill won numerous prizes for its performance at national and local competitions.
Going forward, our core business will be focused on the manufacture of bandage products to the highest standards that exist today.