The history of the plant "Vesta"


The plant was created by the decision of the Executive Committee of the Kirov Oblast Council of Deputies, the two co-operative co-operatives them. «XYII Party Congress and" Progress "have been combined into a factory« Metal »November 1, 1941, in the harsh difficult time when Hitler's Germany treacherously attacked our country, interrupting the peaceful labor of our people.

Industries start emergency reconstruction in the war-time track: the production of weapons, ammunition and other military equipment and equipment which has been vital to the front, including hand grenades from the fuse "UZRG." The staff of the factory was given the task in a short time to learn and to organize mass production for the war effort. Needed was a truly gigantic efforts to in a short time to rally the team and send it to the implementation of the plan. Plans to release a "special" order in 1942 and 1943 was exceeded by more than 1.5 times.

In March 1944, the decision of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Kirov factory was renamed the factory hardware. The plant mastered the production of hand drill and spare parts for tractors, which desperately needed MTS (machine and tractor stations). The heroic labor of the collective in the grim years of the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945., Have repeatedly stated in the orders of the Ministry, the factory several times awarded the challenge Red Banner of the RSFSR Council of Ministers and the Trade Unions, as well as the Kirov Executive Committee, and Oblprofsoveta. November 5, 1945, 88 workers at the head of the director were awarded the medal "For hard work in the Great Patriotic War."

In the postwar period, the plant switches to output for household purposes. In December 1946, the plant received the first aluminum sheet and began to produce stamping dishes and already in 1950 the factory produced the first galvanized products. Production was diverse: buckets, basins, bowls, pots, kettles, buckets, basins, cans, trays, mugs, etc. - Only about 70 names. Despite the difficult postwar years, employees actively participated in the life of the plant, creating a creative art circles.









Since 1959, the factory of metal was merged with the 2nd mechanical plant, created on the basis of the farm "Bolshevik", "red news", "Locksmith", and then vesoremontnym plant retaining its name - the factory hardware. With the incorporation of companies, respectively, increased and become more complex range of products - electric, oven, stove, electric irons, electric kettles, safes, beds. The plant started developing the issue of washing machines, dubbed "Vyatka", the first batch consisted of 22 machines. Ros plant and its staff by the end of the year there were 1,097 people at the plant.

Since 1960, the washing machines have become the main products of the plant, and in 1967, the plant produced 84,639 pieces. washing machine per year.

The share in total production amounted to about 60 percent, and it resulted in 1966 renaming of hardware factory in the factory "Washing machines". And already in 1971, the plant "Washing machines" is renamed the plant "Elektrobytpribor."

In 1972, the plant develops vacuum cleaners release "Era" and goes on release this new product for him.

A special feature of the plant since its birth lies in the fact that he grew and developed on the bases of small artisanal fishing, but because of his shops were scattered over a wide area of ​​the city of Kirov in five venues. On this occasion, the people born saying - "the city of Kirov is located on the territory of the plant" Elektrobytpribor. " And in 1972 it began construction of the production building within the boundaries of the south-western area of ​​the industrial zone of Kirov.

In 1974 he signed a contract with the Swiss company "Josef Egle" on a set of equipment for the production of 300 thousand units of automatic washing machines. In 1975, the terms of reference were processed in the period from 1976 to 1980., Reconstruction of the plant was completed. After installation and testing of equipment, complete equipment for the production of household electric washing machines were taken into use.

February 23, 1981 was released the first 100 units of washing machines.

In 2000 the company receives the name of Open Joint Stock Company "Vesta"

In August 2005, the company «Candy Hoover Group» acquires stake "Vesta" and in 2006 through the pipeline near Kirovsk updated "Vyatka" went to the Italian «Candy», and by 2009, West went 200 thousand cars a year.


History of Candy Group


The first washing machine Candy «Model 50" was released in stores Eden Fumagalli. The first Italian washing machine. New for the market of home appliances product Eden Fumagalli was officially presented at the Milan Fair in 1946. This fact marked the beginning of the emergence of the brand CANDY.

Brand Candy went down in history. Since then, there have been many important events. The founder's sons, Enzo, Huso and Peppino Fumagalli gave rise to the production of washing machines, thereby making the production of home appliances and the main business of the firm.


In 1945, Candy makes a revolution in the washing appears Bi-Matic, the first semi-automatic washing machine with centrifuge.

Candy in France opens its first office abroad. And just after 6 years of washing machines are fully automatic: Candy attaches great importance to innovation and introducing them into production.

Washers sovershestvuyutsya, "learning" to save water and electricity, the market goes Stipomatic first dishwasher Candy. Now Candy - is more than a washing machine. Huso Fumagalli, the inventor of the majority of all innovations, received the award of the University of Geneva in the field of engineering.

In the 70's for Candy began a new phase of history: the acquisition of brands such as La Sovrana of Parma, famous brand in the production of stoves and ovens, as well as the Kelvinator Italia, internationally famous brand in the production of refrigerators and freezers.

Candy also makes a pact with Kelvinator America on the use of the brand and manufacturing products in the US market.

In 80 years there have been other significant events: further expansion of Candy in the international market and the acquisition of other Italian factories.

1980 CANDY acquires Kelvinator UK and its factory in England.

1985 Two well-known Italian brand to join the group CANDY: Zerowatt, manufacturer of washing machines and dryers for laundry and Gasfire - Specialist integrated cookers.

1987 CANDY gets Rosieres - one of the most prestigious French companies in the manufacture of built-in cookers.

1992 Mayc, a Spanish company, manufactures washing machines and dryers under the brand name Otsein.

1993 CANDY gets Iberna - a company specializing in the production of refrigerators.

1995 CANDY gets Evropeyckoe department Groups Hoover - the leader in vacuum cleaners with it three production plants in Wales, Scotland and Portugal.

At this time, there are plants in the following countries: China, Turkey, Syria, Nigeria, Egypt, Russia ...

2003 Candy podpisyvet agreement with the company "Plant" in Russia.

The joint venture is named EDA.

2004 does not stop updating product: Candy launches Aquamatic washing machines and refrigerators Biocold Futura. Candy is a washing machine Top Vision and le Nextra, loading up to 7.5 kg; important improvement - taking care of the flooring and clean. In Shanghai, the Chinese office opens. Volume of production of 5.6 mln. Pieces a year. The annual turnover of 945 million euros.

2005 60 years after the submission of the first washing machine Candy, Modello 50. Ongoing improvement of the production: the range of washing machines Candy Activa has absorbed all the best of 60 years of experience in advanced manufacturing. New models of washing machines with drying accommodate the 5 + 5 kg.

Candy enters the market with a built-in three-line technology, including gamma presented Vapormate.

In Russia, Sandy acquires "Vesta" in Kirov, producing washing machines "Vyatka". The factory and the production have been completely renovated to present to Russian consumers new brands that complement each other: Candy, Vyatka.


Today, Candy is a leader in the international market in the field of home appliances.


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