Research and production activities of MAGLUG CG enterprises started since the foundation of the company MAGLUG Scientific and Production Firm Closed Joint-Stock Company (MAGLYUG SPF CJSC) in Moscow in 1991. Production of tin-lead solders, tin-lead babbits and diamond cutting disks was organized at the rented city site.
In 1994 in the Moscow region, 60 km from Moscow, a Rosagropribor factory was purchased and on its basis AGROPRIBOR CJSC was created. Existing production from Moscow was transferred to this site and metallurgical production of lead and its alloys from waste lead metal raw materials (cable sheath, stamps, die-cutting, etc.) was additionally initiated.
In the same year spectral and chemical-analytical laboratories were established and certified at the plant. These laboratories have the appropriate state certification and ensure rapid analysis of the products.
During 1995-1996 an analysis of the lead and lead-bearing raw materials market in Russia was made to try and identify possibilities for implementation of lead bearing marketable products. It was found that there was a substantial demand for lead in the country, however the dominant amount of lead was imported due to deficiency capacities for its production. At the same time a large number of cheap unrecyclable lead-containing raw materials, especially used lead-acid batteries (SLASB) were accumulated and continued to grow in RF.
To fulfill this lead deficiency in the country and consistently provide own lead production, it was decided to create production in AGROPRIBOR CJSC from cheap raw materials – SLASB.
Since 1997 stable commercial production of marketable lead and its alloys from lead-bearing raw materials began. Since 1998 supply of lead and antimony alloys began to the domestic factories manufacturing new lead-acid batteries.
Later, these companies were joined into MAGLUG Companies Group (MCG). The head company in Group is MAGLUG SPF CJSC.
In 1999, MAGLUG SPF CJSC was among the first firms in Russia who has obtained a license to collect and recycle SLASB with electrolyte. Since this year processing of SLASB including the smelting of lead and lead alloys in stationary reverberatory furnaces became primary direction for the MCG.
Simultaneously with the production activity MAGLUG SPF CJSC has developed a concept for the collection and processing of SLASB in Moscow and the Moscow region. As a result in 1999 MAGLUG SPF CJSC and AGROPRIBOR CJSC were among the winners in a competition to create effective system for collection and processing SLASB, announced by the Governments of Moscow and the Moscow region
In 2001 these enterprises were included in the list of main executors of the City Recycling Program for motor vehicles as SLASB collectors and recyclers.
In 2003 in the Moscow region, 9 km from Moscow the company acquired an industrial site and installed there a mechanized line for SLAB breaking, introducing continuous technology of raw materials preparation for metallurgical processing with low-cost manual labor and minimal lead contamination of the workplace atmosphere and the environment (not exceeding the established standards).
In 2004 MCG enterprises were included in the list of main executors of the Moscow regional Program for collection and recycling of lead-acid batteries and lead-bearing waste for the period of 2004-2010.
Since 2005 our enterprises carry out large-scale reconstruction in order to improve efficiency and environmental safety of the production. In the period from 2005 to 2008 more than 60% of investments were directed towards the solution of environmental problems – initially to re-equip dust and gas cleaning systems and to carry out production activities in full compliance with environmental regulations and requirements of the Russian Federation legislation.
During the same years demand of battery manufacturers for lead and modern alloys has increased and MCG enterprises continued to improve the lead production technology, developing new lead alloys production technology and expanding the range of products.
In 2006 production of lead-calcium alloys was introduced in addition to the existing lead products made.
In 2007 shipping lead-products to European countries (Bulgaria, Germany) began.
In 2007 MAGLUG SPF CJSC became a member of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
In 2008 AGROPRIBOR CJSC put into operation a rotating drum furnace and a new multi-stage gas cleaning system, which made it possible to improve conditions of labor in the workplace, reduce losses of lead, significantly reduce environmental pollution and the use of manual labor during metallurgical processing of lead-bearing materials.
To date the production technology of marketable lead and the most needed up-to-date alloys on lead basis has been mastered and production activity is carried out in accordance with environmental standards and requirements of the Russian legislation.
Quality control of processes and products is performed using modern analytical equipment (made in Germany) in the AGROPRIBOR CJSC Central Factory Laboratory, which in 2008 received the state status of accredited Test Laboratory (Center).
MCG Enterprises have licenses for all activity types related to the SLASB collection, processing and production of lead and alloys.
MCG Enterprises continue to further update the main and auxiliary processes, take part in the implementation and improvement of regional SLASB recycling programs.