History

  • 1946–1949
  • 1950–1959
  • 1960–1969
  • 1970–1979
  • 1980–1989
  • 1990–1999
  • 2000–2009
  • 2010–2014

1946

Chairman of Council of Ministers of the USSR, I. Stalin and executive officer of Council of Ministers of the USSR J. Chuzaev signed a historic decree of the Soviet government № 1142 “On the construction of Minsk Tractor Works”, which obliged the Ministry of Agricultural Engineering of the USSR and Council of Ministers of the BSSR proceed to the construction of Minsk Tractor Works with the capacity of 50 crawler tractors per day with diesel engines of 37 horsepower, launching them in 1948.

1947

Plenary session of the Central Committee of the CPSU (b) identified priorities of boosting and developing agriculture of the country in the last period, the construction of Minsk tractor works was proclaimed an All-Union shock-work construction.

The first issue of the combined large-circulation newspaper “Tractor” got out. It has become a true chronicle of analytically verified plans and programs, glorious patriotic achievements and spiritually rich life of Belarusian tractor builders. Journalist Mikhail Yegorovich Kusov has become the newspaper’s first editor.

1948

The first issue of the combined large-circulation newspaper “Tractor” got out. It has become a true chronicle of analytically verified plans and programs, glorious patriotic achievements and spiritually rich life of Belarusian tractor builders. Journalist Mikhail Yegorovich Kusov has become the newspaper’s first editor.

1949

June 18 the assembly of the first sample of the wheel tractor of plant design was completed in the experimental shop. Chief designer of Minsk tractor works Ivan Iosifovich Drong proposed to assign the new machine a noble and glorious name “Belarus”, under which it began its journey on Earth.

1950

On November 4, on the eve of the 33th anniversary of the Great October Revolution tractor builders presented a gift to Motherland – the first tractor “Kirovets” (KD-35). This first victory was the start of serial production of crawler tractors. That year, Minsk tractor works was put into operation.

1951

The first skidding tractors “KT-12” rolled off the main production line of the works.

1953

On October 14, the first wheel tractor of “Belarus” family MTW-2 with the capacity of 36 horsepower rolled off the main production line.

1956

In January, the first samples of a wheel tractor “Belarus” MTW-5, as well as skidders TDT-40 and TDT-60 were manufactured.

In May a serial production of skidder tractors TDT-40 started.

The first samples of experiment diesel “D-50” were manufactured, the new tractor exceeded the capacity of its predecessor by 10 horsepower, became 350 kilograms lighter.

1957

In connection with the production of the 50 thousandth tractor the staff of the enterprise received a greeting from the Central Committee of the CPSU and the Council of Ministers of the BSSR.

1958

On May 5, the 1 thousandth belarusian tractor rolled off the main conveyor.

1959

Mass production of first generation wheeled tractors “Belarus” is completed by МТW-5С/МС machines.

MTW-50 tractor successfully passed state testing.

1961

June 22, the 200 thousandth tractor was assembled and broken in on the main conveyer.

In October a new main assembling conveyer was put into industrial operation.

All-Union Association “Traktoroexport” was based. Since the beginning of its large-scale operation all the Soviet wheeled and crawler tractors have been sold abroad under the symbol “Belarus”, which indicated their global prestige and high competitiveness.

1962

The first production machine МТW-50PL — a transitional model of “Belarus” tractor rolled off the main conveyor, a non-stop transfer to the production of new machines was carried out.

1963

The team of Chief Structural Engineer department designed, of pilot production shop produced the first samples of MTW-80 tractor with the capacity of 90 horsepower.

Minsk Motor Plant – a specialized enterprise of diesel engines came into service.

On August 10, the 300 thousandth tractor “Belarus” rolled off the main conveyor of Minsk Tractor Works.

1964

Mass production of “Belarus” МТW-52 tractors started.

1965

March 23, the 400 thousandth tractor “Belarus” rolled off the main conveyor of MTW.

In April a ceremonial opening of Minsk tractor workers’ palace of culture took place.

1966

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In April a ceremonial opening of Minsk tractor workers’ palace of culture took place.

For achievements in the implementation of the Seven-Year Plan, the creation of new machine designs and introduction of new technology the works was awarded the Order of Lenin.

In August the 500 thousandth belarusian tractor was assembled on the main MTW conveyor.

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1971

For great achievements made by the teams in performing tasks of tractor production and creating designs of high-performance machines for agriculture, Minsk tractor works of the Order of Lenin, was awarded the Order of October Revolution.

1972

For great achievements made by the teams in performing tasks of tractor production and creating designs of high-performance machines for agriculture, Minsk tractor works of the Order of Lenin, was awarded the Order of October Revolution.

On November 5, an assembly of the 1 millionth tractor started at 11.45 a.m on the main conveyor.

1973

The first experimental tractors of “Belarus” MTW-80 family were assembled, which were much more powerful than MTW-50 machines and 30% more productive.

Belarusian MTW-80 tractor was successfully tested at the University of Lincoln (USA, Nebraska).

1975

The State Committee on Science and Technology of the USSR in its decision recognized MTW-80 “Belarus” tractor the best machine of the year.

1976

The Council of Ministers of Belarusian SSR in connection with the 30th anniversary of Minsk Tractor works awarded it with the name of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

1982

Experimental cultivating tractors MТW-100 and МТW-102 were manufactured, as well as sample machines for cultivating of vegetable crops, melons and gourds МТW-81 and МТW-82, their models for cultivating of rice МТW-82P and cotton МТW-80X/М.

1984

Another large labor victory of belarusian tractor builders: the 2 millionth tractor of “Belarus” family rolled off the main conveyer of Minsk tractor works.

1985

Presidium of People's Great Khural of the Mongolian People's Republic awarded Minsk tractor works with the order “Polar Star” for long-term supply of high-quality products to the MPR.

Over the period from 1971 to 1985 MTW produced 1,319,706 of tractors “Belarus”, including 13,826 machines above the target.

1989

Pilot production shop turned 40 years old. Over that period it has produced more than 800 samples of “Belarus” tractor. There they began their journey to the factory, departmental and state tests.

The construction of a new modern health centre of Minsk tractor works started.

1990

Mass production of an МТW-05 two-wheel tractor started.

1991

The secretary general of the CPSU Central Committee, the USSR President M.S. Gorbachev visited Minsk tractor works.

Mass production of МТW-082 four-wheel mini tractors, as well as МТW-06 two-wheel tractors started.

1995

The visit of Minsk tractor works by the President of the Republic of Belarus A. G. Lukashenko.

June 8, the 3 millionth tractor rolled off the main conveyer of the works.
The enterprise started production of МТW-210/200 and МТW-082 small tractors.

1996

May 29, belarusian tractor builders celebrated the 50th anniversary of Minsk tractor works.

By that day Belarusian stock of tractors numbered about 100,000 machines, in the CIS — every 2nd tractor was “Belarus”, more than 500,000 of MTW machines were exported to far-abroad countries.

Three ranges of tractor machinery were formed: small-sized (6 – 35 hp), universal (55 – 120 hp) and general purpose (120 – 210 hp).

1997

“Belarus” tractors of series 800, 900, 1000 received the UK quality certificates № 001, 002, 003. That year the team of belarusian tractor builders manufactured half again as many tractors as all the CIS tractor works.

1998

During the negotiations of government delegation in Yugoslavia an agreement was reached on the establishment of assembly operation of Minsk tractor works in this country.

1999

The enterprise has expanded its geography of product deliveries to world markets. “Belarus” tractors appeared in Mauritania, Yemen, Sudan.

2000

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Developing foreign markets MTW was the first among tractor manufacturers in the CIS to certify all the produced tractors to meeting European Union standards in Silsoe institution (UK). In early May 2000 our enterprise has obtained an ISO-9001 certificate of conformity for tractor design and manufacture. And it means that the quality system, established at MTW, meets the requirements of international standards.

It was also confirmed by the results of certification audit, performed by TUV-Thuringia (Germany).

2002

Pukhovoy Alexander Alekseevich was appointed director general of PO “MTW”, director general of RUE “MTW”.

Assembly line of “Belarus” tractors was opened on the basis of joint stock company Plant Leninskaya kuznia of “Ukrprominvest” concern in Kiev.

2003

Two test samples of “Belarus MTW-2822” tractors — the most powerful machines of the wheeled tractors series (280 hp) were produced at Minsk tractor works.

LLC “Torgovyj dom MTW-ElAZ” was established in Elabuga (Russia).

2004

The 1 millionth MTW-52 tractor, which was issued at the enterprise in 1972, was restored. All the components and parts of the machine were completely replaced. They were specifically made in the MTW pilot production shop because that model was no longer produced at the works. There was an inscription “The second life — to the 1 millionth. 1972-2004.” on the hood of the updated cabin.

Minsk tractor works began production of tractors with engines certified to the standard “Euro-2”.

Minsk Gear Works with a branch in Lepel, Gomel works “Hydraulic actuator” with branches in Narovlia and Khoiniki, Mozyr machine-building plant formed parts of PO “MTW”.

Two collective farms in Logoysk region were joined to Minsk tractor works and became agricultural workshops of RUE “MTW”. Afterwards they were united in one shop — “Gayna”.

2005

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the personnel of PO “Minsk tractor works” with a great labor victory — the production of the 40 thousandth “Belarus” tractor in 2005.

A sample of heavy-duty tractor of 360 hp was manufactured at Minsk tractor works.

A new MTW-2022 high-power tractor of 210 hp was then labeled “Gold quality status”.

2006

Minsk tractor works celebrated its 60th anniversary. For outstanding achievements in economic development the enterprise was awarded Honorary State Banner of the Republic of Belarus.

A manufacture of a test sample of “Belarus” heavy-duty tractor of 450 hp, unparalleled anywhere in the world, was confined to the anniversary of the works.

December 28, the 50 thousandth machine, assembled from the beginning of 2006, rolled off the main conveyer in the first shift at RUE “MTW”. The President of Belarus Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko congratulated the RUE “MTW” team on this momentous occasion.

2007

The first sample model of “Belorus-2822DTS” of 280 horsepower with a German engine “Deuts”, that meets the requirements of ecological parameters Tier 2A, was assembled. The tractor successfully passed parametric and endurance testing.

Commodity distribution network of our enterprise abroad was expanded. Proprietary network entities in Romania and Bulgaria, new assembly plants in Kazakhstan and Russia were established.

In June, the quality management system of RUE “MTW” successfully passed the re-certification for compliance with STB (Standards of the Republic of Belarus) ISO 9001-2001 requirements in national certification system and in TGA system (Germany), as a result the validity of the certificates was extended until 2010.

Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Belarus awarded prize for the achievements of RUE “MTW” in the field of product quality.

That year the work on preparation for the introduction of occupational safety management system based on international standard OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) — 18001 and national standard STB-18001 was being done at RUE “MTW”.

2008

Bobruysk works of tractor parts and units began assembly of 422 and 622 “Belarus” tractors.

October 11, 2008 an assembly plant of MTW was opened in Bishkek. “Belarus” tractors of model 82.1 were being assembled.

October 2008. Minsk tractor works specialists brought a large gold medal from the Russian agroindustrial exhibition “Golden Autumn”, held in Moscow. Our enterprise was awarded with the medal for its development and organization of mass production of “Belarus-3022” wheel tractor.

In February the selective-travel traction assembly unit SH-446 was manufactured and placed on testing. A test sample of KL-408 ice harvester was developed, which was designed to clean and fill closed ice arenas with ice.

An angle blade crawler tractor “Belarus-1502-01” for land-reclamation purposes was manufactured.

2009

The presentation of innovative model of “Belarus-3023” tractor was made at Minsk tractor works. MTW was among the winners of Europe's largest agricultural show “AGRITECHNICA-2009” having created “Belarus-3023” tractor with continuously variable electromechanical transmission. Experts valued the new development of our enterprise, awarding it with a silver prize.

MTW developed the new tractor with a continuously variable electromechanical transmission jointly with the Russian holding “Ruselprom”, one of the largest manufacturers of electric machines. The power electronics and electric drives applied at the machine are made at the enterprises of the concern.

At the awarding ceremony of the winners of International specialized exhibition “AGRITECHNICA” in Hanover president of the German Agricultural Society (DLG) Karl Albrecht Bartmer handed a silver medal to the engineering director of RUE “MTW” — deputy director general in charge of PO “MTW” development Igor Emelyanovich and to principal designer of PO “MTW” — director of research and development centre RUE “MTW” Ivan Uss for the innovative solution of “Belarus-3023”. It was the first time in the entire history of “AGRITECHNICA” that the manufacturer from CIS countries has won such a high award.

“Belarus-3023” was recognized as one of the best innovations presented at “AGRITECHNICA”, not only by expert committee of DLG, but also by competitors and consumers.

October 12, at XI Russian agroindustrial exhibition “Golden Autumn”, held at the All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow, “Belarus-1221” tractor was pronounced the winner of the contest on the best agricultural machine 2009.

2010

February 2010, it was decided to manufacture an experimental batch of “Belarus-3522” tractors with a capacity of 355 horsepower that year at Minsk tractor works.

May 2010 — during the official visit of the governmental delegation of Belarus in Tatarstan a ceremonial opening of an assembly plant “Belarus” 3022 DTS.1 in Yelabuga region took place.

2010 — the creation of innovation MTW “Belarus 3023” with continuously electromechanical transmission.

July 2010, the manufacture of MLPT 354M1 forest machines for the Ministry of Forestry of the country and for “Bellesbumprom” concern.

October 15, 2010 a ceremonial opening of the assembly line of “Belarus” tractors took place in the Romanian city Regin.
The work designers developed MLPT-471 forest load-haul-dump machine.

Minsk tractor works expanded a product line of machines. An experimental-industrial batch of tractors of model 3522 of drawbar category 6 and with a capacity of 355 horsepower was produced and launched.

In 2010 a number of tractor models for developing countries were manufactured at the enterprise. Those were “Belarus” tractors of models 311, 511, 512, 911, 912.

Mozyr machine-building plant started the production of crawler tractors of model 1502.

2011

May 29 the team of RUE “Minsk tractor works” celebrated its 65th birthday.

June 2011 as part of implementation of the State Scientific and Technical Program “Machine building” a “Belarus-2422” general purpose wheel tractor of drawbar category 4 with a capacity of 212 horsepower was designed at Minsk tractor woks.

October 2011 the representatives of Minsk tractor works brought a gold medal and Peasants’ Choice Award from Moscow. One of the results of our participation in the VI International specialized exhibition of agricultural machinery “AgroTech Russia – 2011” which was held in Moscow as part of “Golden Autumn”, became the highest award of the sample. The organizers of the show awarded MTW with a gold medal for the development and implementation of “Belarus-3522” tractor of class 5 into mass production. “Peasants’ Choice Award” for the victory in the nomination “Best Tractor 2011”, earned in a quiz-contest “Best agricultural machine 2011”, once again proved national recognition of technology of our brand in the Russian territory. That year, "Belarus" of model 82 became the best tractor in Russia.

2012

During International Exhibition of agricultural and garden equipment EIMA INTERNATIONAL 2012 held in Bologna (Italy) from 7 to 11 November 2012, RUE Bobruisk works of tractor parts and units was awarded with the prize of LOMBARDINI KOHLER COMPANY “For best sales growth in 2012”.

Volchok Vladimir Fedorovich was appointed director deneral of PO “MTW” – director general of RUE “MTW”.

2013

June 28 the 10 thousandth “Belarus-622” tractor rolled off the main conveyer of RUE “Bobruysk works of tractor parts and units”.

2014

RUE “MTW” was reorganized into OJSC “MTW”.