|History and outlook|
Factory of Purpose Designed Equipment "Universal" was founded in the beginning of 90s as the branch of Zhytomyr Factory of Fuel Equipment and by 1993 it had been included into the Holding "ZIL-Ukraine". The Factory occupied a several hectares territory within the boundaries of the city and that made it the most promising industrial object in Zhytomyr region.
The events of early 90s, perestroika, separation of states and redistribution of property undermined the Factory and by the end of 1993 it stopped its existence as a part of the Holding, and several months later it ceased to prevail as the enterprise at all. A few former workers managed to preserve operability of a small manufactory that finally remained the only imprint of the former multi-hectare plant. The beginning was set. In the course of time the piece was growing and developing as the subsidiary of "ZIL-Ukraine" Holding. Relations with the parent structure were rather conventional than advantageous as it rendered no financial investments and technological support.
In 1995 the Factory forcibly obtained complete independence, having finally lost all industrial and economical relations with the Holding. The course of events appeared to be a noticeable impulse for evolution. Having no dedicated technologies and industrial facilities it was all alone investigating consumer segments of domestic market and producing simple but highly popular that days production such as armored doors, gates, fences, grills and sledges.
With flow of time technical and industrial powers of the Factory were increasing, it passed through several stages of optimization and finally came to the local market as a self-sufficient, independent and dynamically developing enterprise.
Nowadays Factory "Universal", Ltd. is a sterling factory with huge staff of working, service and operating personnel, proper engineering bureau and well-proven manufacture lines. The assortment dramatically increased in comparison with 90s. Today we produce not just metalware but great deal of agricultural machinery, woodworking and stoneworking tools, belt and role conveyors, transportation lines, cargo lifters, load trailers, automated gates and anti-theft barriers etc. The quality of production, wide scale of projects and numerous positive feedbacks are the undeniable advantages in relations with our clients and partners.
For 17 years of activity the Factory has passed from regional to national manufacturer. It became a reliable partner for numerous local and foreign companies and continues making the manufacture better covering new and sophisticated segments of metalware and machinery market.