History of the company

Three wooden barracks for temporary mechanical workshops were built on the present territory of the enterprise. They were destined to become the first workshops of the future plant.


The repair shops made a significant amount of work for defense enterprises. Therefore, on July 14, 1943, by order No. 0278, they were reorganized into Plant No. 4 of the Material and Technical Supply Administration of the NKVD, this date is considered to be the birthday of the Electroshield Samara plant.


The repair shops performed a significant amount of work for defense enterprises. Therefore, on July 14, 1943, by Order № 0278 they were reorganized into Plant No. 4 of the Material and Technical Supply Administration of the NKVD, this date is considered to be the birthday of the Electroshield Samara plant.


In October 1944, Evgeny Mikhailovich Tereshchenko was appointed as the Plant Manager (until 1953), and Vasily Yakovlevich Volodchenko was appointed as the Chief Engineer. Under their direction, machine workshops turned into the machine-building plant capable of solving the state level issues.


In 1945, a large-scale improvement of technological processes began. Based on modern electrical engineering technology. Without a reconstruction project and material resources, Tereshchenko deployed the construction of new workshops under the guise of major repairs. The foundry shop was laid as the first building. Shop buildings were built at an accelerated pace, residential buildings were erected. The settlement begins to be built up: the first, second and third residential quarters, asphalted roads.


The construction of the first brick building of the plant – the foundry shop was completed in 1947. Throughout its history, the company has not stopped construction, renovation, modernization of the technical facilities and development of new production technologies.


On October 6, 1949, by order of the NKVD of the USSR No. 672, plant No. 4 was transferred to the jurisdiction of "Glavgidrovolgodonstroy", later "Glavgidrostroy". The enterprise was re-profiled to produce new products for the construction of the Volga-Don Canal, Tsimlyansk and Kuibyshev HPS. This generally formed its own profile of the enterprise.


In the early fifties, the plant became the main repair and mechanical base for the construction of the Kuibyshev hydroelectric power station. There were repaired earthmoving equipment, manufactured the necessary metal structures, pipes, iron cast, welding electrodes, etc. The orders of KHPS were more than 80% of the gross output.

The first power station on the Volga eventually became a kind of monument to the talent and selfless labor of the workers and specialists of the enterprise. The plant is involved in a landmark event in the history of the great river: it was in Krasnaya Glinka that a floating bridge was built, from which the Volga was bridged over on June 8, 1957.

By the end of the construction of the Kuibyshev HPS, construction sites were being deployed throughout the country: Bratsk, Ust-Ilimsk, Saratov HPS and many others, the plant began to fulfill orders not only for "Kuibyshevgidrostroy".

After starting-up of KHPS the company subordinates the Ministry of Power Plants of the USSR and, according to Order No. 90 of September 2, 1958, changes its name to "Electroshield". On March 7, 1959, an order was issued for the conversion of "Electroshield" to the production of electrical products, namely, complete transformer substations.

The plant was completely reconstructed: a substation workshop, an electromechanical and an engineering building were constructed, power supply and water supply systems were renewed, boiler-houses were converted to gas. The technical re-equipment of the plant required a lot of new high-performance equipment, it was purchased in Kaliningrad and Tallinn, but in the main it was designed and manufactured at the Kuibyshev defense plants.

By the end of 1959, the first prototypes of complete switchgear and control gears (KRU) were manufactured. Electroshield Samara made the first step in the electrical industry.


The enterprise began to rapidly increase overall production, annual growth was about 50%. In the 1960s Electroshield Samara developed the production of modular transformer substations, current conductors, busbars and other electrical products.

The engineering department of the plant is constantly working on the development and improvement of equipment.

In 1968 the enterprise was tasked to master the production of corrugated board for the construction of Volga Automotive Plant. Electroshield Samara starts up the first in the USSR profile bending machine of the French company "Comec". The plant produces corrugated profile, window casements, wall partitions, special fasteners and other products. Later, the building structures of the enterprise were supplied to "KamAZ", "Atommash" and tens of thousands of other important facilities for the country.


In 1974 the panel shop was commissioned. In 1975 the English coil metal painting line "REDMAN" and the line for the production of three-layer sandwich-panels with polyurethane foam "Elastogran" were started. The enterprise is rapidly mastering the production of lightweight building structures.


In the late 70s the plant began to produce consumer goods: kiosks, trade pavilions, greenhouses and caravans. In 1988, a mill was started for the production of building profiles for the installation of plasterboard. In 1989, the production of small-sized garages for cars, so-called "shells", was set up. During this period Electroshield Samara designed and started the mill for production of corrugated board "SS 10" by its own efforts.


The beginning of the 90s gives the company an opportunity to expand the range of manufactured equipment. At the board of directors, Electroshield JSC made the most important strategic decision, which in many ways determined the fate of the plant. According to this decision, the enterprise in the shortest time mastered the production of electrical products intended for all sectors of the national economy. A completely new range of products has been developed, and their serial production has been started. Another important step was the beginning of the production of consumer goods: garages-shells, greenhouses, caravans and many other things.

Thanks to a smart strategy, the company managed to survive the crisis, overcome the default and build a new business strategy in accordance with market conditions.


In 2003, the company was restructured, the name and form of ownership of the enterprise were changed, all production facilities specializing in the manufacture of electrical products were merged into GK Electroshield – TM Samara Closed Joint-Stock Company.

The guarantee of stable development in the new economic conditions has become compliance with the needs of the market. Being one of the largest manufacturers of electrical products, Electroshield Samara began to work in a promising direction for the domestic energy sector – engineering. A capital construction department was created, a network of regional service centers and representative offices was established throughout Russia and CIS countries.


Electroshield Samara unites several production sites, a network of regional representative offices, a design organization in Russia and the CIS. Electroshield Samara is a full-cycle engineering holding capable of building turnkey power facilities of any complexity on its own. We have our own smooth-running production, that shortens the time of manufacture and delivery of equipment and allows to set attractive prices for customers.

Electroshield Samara can also offer installation and commissioning, maintenance, warranty and post-warranty maintenance to customers. We are proud that we are preparing comprehensive solutions for you on a turn-key basis. Electroshield Samara is not just a company proved over a few decades, we are a team that consists of professionals in their field and we create solutions for the future, “The Energy of your Future”.

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