The Largest Russian Manufacturer of Rock Bits

Joint Stock Company Uralburmash (also known as UralBMT) is one of the largest rock bit manufacturers in the world (founded in 1743). The company is located in Verhnie Sergi, a small town of 6,500 people, approximately 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the city of Ekaterinburg in the Ural Mountain region of Russia. Locals know this place as the Switzerland of the Ural region. 

From 1743 to 1931 the plant produced pig iron, band iron, and hoop iron. In 1931 the company was restructured and started to produce rock bits to help fill the large demand for this product. UralBMT was the first to manufacture rock bits in the Soviet Union at that time, and quickly became recognized as one of the leading manufacturers in this field. The first rock bits were produced in 1931.

From distant 1931 UralBMT has produced a variety of tools of different shapes and sizes which were used all over Russia, former republics of the Soviet Union, USA, Canada, France, and other countries in mining, water well drilling, construction, environmental, and gas and oil industries. With these products hundreds of thousands kilometers of different wells were drilled. Some of the wells were as deep as 13,000 meters (42763 feet).

In 1993 JSC Uralburmash became private company with more than 500 shareholders. 

While the break up of the Soviet Union drove many of the manufacturing companies in Russia to financial turmoil, UralBMT continued upgrading their machines, technology, and manufacturing capacity. In 1996-1997 the new quality control system and manufacturing processes were implemented. 

In May 1999, UralBMT received the ISO 9001 certificate.

At the present time UralBMT has over 2600 employees, and produces more than 100,000 rock bits per year. They have continued to expand their product line and now service on a regular basis the mining, water well drilling, construction, environmental, and gas and oil industries.

Outside of Russia and former Republics of the Soviet Union, UralBMT's fastest growing market is the U.S.A. In the year 2001, more than $1,000,000 worth of rock bits were sold through our exclusive distributor New World Products Company located in Chicago, Illinois.

UralBMT is constantly working on new tool design that will improve the mining bit industry. The research and development department in UralBMT, combined with the help of American engineers, introduced more than 45 new designs of rock bits since 1999. 

All newly designed rock bits are produced in a special experimental shop, tested in a unique testing center, and then tested out in the field. Once all tests have been passed, UralBMT begins production of these tools in the manufacturing facility. 

Uralburmash's highly trained technical support personnel are available for any of your rock bit application questions. 
September 30, 2001 was UralBMT's 70th anniversary of its mining bits production. On this day the 16,000,000th three cone rock bit was produced and put in the company museum.