The following summary contains the significant milestones, which has brought progress and laid the foundation for successful growth of Železiarni Podbrezová a.s. For more information on the company history, please go to Hutnícke múzeum section.
The company´s modern history
|The reconstruction of Electric arc furnace, Ladle furnace and Continuous casting machine
|Establishment of ŽP Výskumno-vývojové centrum, s.r.o., Podbrezová - a new subsidiary.
|Completion of the majority investment "ŽP EKO QELET" - the plant for processing steel scrap located in Hliník nad Hronom
|ŽP Group expanded by acquiring Spanish company TransformacionesMetalúrgicas SA (Transmesa) and its subsidiary TAP TubosdeAcerodePrecision S.L.
|The Company gained the Quality Management Certificate for the automotive industry according to ISO TS 16949.
|Opening of Súkromné Gymnázium ŽP a.s.
|Capital investment into ŽP Prako, s.r.o.
|AURA 2005 Award received for trade fair presentation
|The Company invested money into ŠKODA TS, a.s. through ŽĎAS.
|Transformation of Metallurgical SOU (Secondary Vocational School), Podbrezová, into Súkromné SOU hutnícke ŽP a.s.
|Capital investment into ŽĎAS a.s.
|The Company received the Environmental Management Certificate according to EN ISO 14001.
|The Company received the Automotive Suppliers Certificate according to VDA 6.1.
|Establishment of ŽP SPORTS Podbrezová a.s.
|Opening of the ŽP SKI Tále, the winter sports resort
|The Company received the Quality Management System Certificate according to ISO 9002
|The modern high performance ARC furnace was put into service.
|The State-Owned Company was transformed into the Joint-Stock Company.
|Establishment of Hutnícka Druhovýroba Facilities for processing tubes
|Construction of Social Program Buildings - flats, recreational facilities, and sports complexes
|Introduction of a Computerized Management System
|Start of castings production using the four-lane facility for continuous casting of steel
|Opening of Tube Drawing Mill 2.
|Start of rolled tube production using the extrusion mill in the rolling mill
|Start of precision cold drawn tubes production.
|The first tube was drawn-out in the new Drawing Mill
|Start of the new welding pipe bends production line operation.
|Ceremonial foundation excavation for the new plant construction
|The arc furnaces construction and putting the first facility for steel continuous casting into operation in Czechoslovakia.
|Start of steelworks rebuilding and Siemens-Martin furnace construction.
Ironworks History from 1900-1945
|The military operations caused damage to almost all operational buildings and production equipment.
|Take-over by Reichswerke Waffen für Maschinenbau AG Hermann Göring Berlin. Plates, profile and reinforcing iron and seamless tubes were included into the main production program.
|The Podbrezovan newspaper first edition.
|Construction of the Mannesmann tube rolling mill.
|Start of profile rolling mill construction
|Deep economic depression
|Renaming of Brezová village to Podbrezová.
|Restart of fine and medium rolling-mill production and production of sheets.
|Stoppage of production at Brezová
|Metal sheet rolling mill construction - Lauthovo trio
|Start of welded tubes production using water gas.
Brezovské železiarne before 1900
|End of the 19th Century
|Železiarne Podbrezova was among the biggest and most prosperous ironworks in Hungary.
|The Roman Catholic church was built in Podbrezová.
|Completion of Ironworks rebuilding led by Professor Kerpely.
|Railway link to Banská Bystrica.
|The tubes production was introduced at the A. Kerpely´s initiative, State-owned Ironworks Director in Budapest, as the first one in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
|An important milestone of Slovak Ironmaking - the first Siemens-Martin furnace
|The first telegraph and telephone connection
|Medal awarded in London
|The Rail Quality Award received in the Industrial Exhibition, Paris
|Production of the first 2,374 tons of rails. Plates, enamelled cookware and cast-iron parts were exported to Transylvania, Austria, Silesia and Egypt
|The puddling furnaces operation start
Establishment of Brezovské železiarne
|Start of first building operations
|The Board composed of G. Schweizer, M. Glanzer and A. Lobkowitz determined the precise location to build the rolling mill.
|G. Schweizer - Chamber Earl in Banska Štiavnica, proposed to build a rail rolling mill under the Brezová hill.
|The decision made by the Austro-Hungarian Parliament to build 12 railway lines in accordance with the Act XXV.
Ironmaking Traditions in the Horehronie region
|The so-called Hrončiansky Complex, the most important iron production centre throughout Hungary, was formed in Horehronie.
|16th - 17th Century
|Unprecedented boom in ironmaking, mainly production for the armament industry.
|The first pit furnaces (the so-called Slovak furnaces) and water-driven hammers were built in the valleys of Slovenské rudohorie.