History of Promex

Years 1950-1989

 

1950

Steel production is doubled comparing to 1940.

1951

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Steel production is doubled comparing to 1940.

1952

The first cable excavator with 0.3 m3 bucket.

 

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1953

The first road roller of 10 – 12 t was built.

 
 

Years ’60

There was a huge amount of investments during the five-year plans ’61 – ’65 and ’66 – ’70, like: increase of Steel Foundry production capacity by installing a 12 t Siemens Martin furnace, building of new shops for Iron and Non-ferrous Foundry, Forging and Tooling; the technical-management building was put in use, the 2500 tf and 600 tf presses were installed, repair and utilities hall was built, oxygen and CO2 plants were built, thus the company reached to over 50 ha surface area.

1970

The huge amount of investments goes on. The excavators factory was built on 6 ha surface area (at that time it was one of the biggest in the world), the new and modern steel foundry, oxygen plant with 700 m3/h capacity, heating system extension, etc.
TIB is regularly hosting achievements of the company in Braila, being known on home and foreign markets.

1972

The first hydraulic excavator under “Liebherr” licence was built, followed by other 8 models, prototypes or licences by the end of the nineth decade.

1974

The biggest gearbox in our country was produced – 80 tons weight and 6 m height, intended for Galati Steel Works.

1978

17Production of the giant excavator ESE 8001, the biggest electrical excavator of Romanian design and production, with bucket of 8 – 10 m3 and top performances.

1980

The first excavator with telescopic boom, type S1201T.

1981

2218The hydraulic excavator S1202 is awarded with gold medal at International Fair in Brno.

In August, “Progresul” Braila delivers the first hydraulic excavators Promex SC7001.

1983

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Testing and approval of hydraulic excavator type P811, this having possibility for being equipped with various buckets for special works.

Homologation of crawler hydraulic excavator SC 7001 of 720 HP.

A ball mill of big capacity, intended to cement production, is realised in July.
Thé first Romanian electrical excavator S3602 is produced.

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1985

Ditch drain and digging machine “MSD 180” was produced.

 

 

 

1987

It was started production of electric excavator of 5 m3 – SE5001 – of special technical complexity, designed by the specialists from Technological Engineering and Scientific Research Center.

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1989

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At the end of eighties’, the company was producing 8 types of tyre and crawler hydraulic excavators, as well as front loaders, compacting road rollers, hydro-mechanical draglines, etc., such kind of equipment being exported all over the world as a brand of quality and seriousness of the producer in Braila.