About the company
The roots of Rollman Group Plc (Rolling Manufacture) are coming from far april 1993 when group of young officers decided to make their own company after USSR was collapsed. They have created company named Edelweiss Ltd (http://www.pge.ru/), and this company started its' activity as a trading company, which was tipycal for many young companies in ex-USSR country. By 1995, they already had first understanding and expirience of business processes of market reality. The willing of production activity and first vision was obtained by that time.
Idea of making production companies was based on given technical skills and strong potential of enthusiastic people, who clearly can see prospectives of the development one or the other sector of the market within 5 to 10 years.
In the June 1995, company started up first plant that is still operates: MPB Plast Ltd (http://kanistra-spb.ru), which specialize on production of plastic containers, caps, cans, and related products. Nowadays, plant has modern machinery that was supplied by German and Italian equipment producers.
In the beginning of 1996, Edelweis Ltd has invested capital into plant VELV Ltd (Trade Mark VELV)(http://velv.ru/). Company is producing automobile chemicals and household chemicals in aerosol cans, using high effective modern Swiss equipment Macromat (two lines) and Imace, and nowadays it is leading company in domestic market in that sphere. VELV Ltd has a modern lab and most of its' production is made under other trade marks and brands. More than 1000 shops over Russia has production of VELV.
In the end of 1996, Edelweiss Ltd has invested huge funds into ChemIndProject Ltd, which produces automobile cosmetics, chemicals, and household chemicals in traditional package. Main products of the plant were antifreezes, brake liquids, clearing of petrol systems, cooling, and it had 200 designated products. It was sold in 2006 for a high added value.
Meanwhile funds were also invested into the plant that produce tin cans Aerosol Can Ltd. It used to be one of the best and most modern plants in the Russian market based on the highest tech equipment of the Swiss Soudronic and German Lanico. Goods make on these machines were perfect, it had perfect image on the market, perfect quality, which leaded into very high interest of the foreign companies to the plant. In 2010, Aerosol Can Ltd was sold to well known foreign company.
After severals years of positive experience and after specialists were obtained, it was decided to focus on huge projects. Thus it was decided to open new plan Nevsky Filter Ltd. (trade mark Nevsky Filter)(http://www.nevsky-filter.ru/). Nowadays Nevsky Filter Ltd is leading company that produces air, cabin (http://salonfilter.ru/), oil and petrol filters for Russian and imported cars. Plant is based on 11,500 square meters of premises, has the newest equipment, owns the most modern technology, which allows to make production process effectively. Management of Edelweiss Ltd. made a brave step into the future, and has invited foreign specialists and engineers for construction of this plant. Over the next several years they have lived in St Petersburg with their families on the regular basis. It gave strong competitive and technological advantage for Nevsky Filter Ltd., and made it the leading company in the filtration market by quality of products, and nowadays it is one of the most well known brands in domestic market.
In 1997, another plant was formed – PCF HTP Ltd., well known producer of quality products of automobile chemicals based on bituminous and specialized mastics. Nowadays firm supplies products not only on automobile market, but also for St. Petersburg underground railway.
In April 2001 Edelweiss Ltd was renamed into Industrial Group Edelweiss Ltd., which reflects better the sphere of activity of the company and shows that focusing of the holding is related with production.
In February 2002 Industrial Group Edelweiss Ltd has bouth the largest markets' factory in the country that produces cardan shafts and filters Kuibeshev Automative Factory Plc. It was almost a bankrupt when it was purchased, and by that time 3500 employees were fired and factory was close to collapse. The deal was made under the personal control of governor of Novosibirsk Region Mr. Tolkonsky.
Five people were deligated from St. Petersburg to Syberia with a new CEO to the factory, and during next four years company was not just rehabilitated, but it started again to supply Russian Railway Plc and GAZ Plc, and many other companies it used to cooperate with, and it entered top five most growing factories in Novosibirsk Region and it was given a diploma by governor. CEO of the factory was invited to the local government to lead the industrial aspect of the region. This company was sold as a good business in november 2005 to the big Moscow company, and the full sonation of filter making equipment was done and all the machinery was taken to St. Petersburg.
In November 2001 new company joined to the Industrial Group Edelweiss Ltd with 100% shares, it was paper making factory Filter Materials Ltd. (http://filtermaterials.ru/). The products of the factory are filter paper, techincal paper, medical paper, and some other specific paper, and some of the prodcution processes are as much difficult as production of paper of Security type. Production capability of the plant can satisfy demand of all Russian market. It has modern lab for testing filtration paper on the base of complex Palace 200 Millennium of holland-belgium production. This is the only one plant in Russia.
In 2001, company and partners purchased 27% shares of the biggest Russian manufacturer of filters and filtration elements Autoagregat Plc (http://www.laaz.ru/) in city Livny, Orlovsky Region, and two of our top managers were included into board of directors. Thus together with partners blocking minority ownership was obtained, and nowadays Rollman Group Plc is negotiating with Autoagregat Plc regarding purchasing controlling stake of shares because Autogregat Plc is not the main asset of the shareholders.
In 2005 Trade House “Krup” (http://td-krup.ru/) was created for the purposes of import and export operations and getting back VAT from these operations. Experienced team of managers was targeting on servicing needs of entire holding, operating deals with foreign companies, making contracts, passing customs clearance, preparation of documentation for banks and government, certification, etc.
In 2006, industrial site was purchased in Pushking town, St. Petersburg, with purpose of construction of new plant for production of petrol filters using new innovative technologies which were not mastered by other Russian manufacturers. Later decision was made to install this machinery on Engels Filter Plc plant, as by the time equipment has arrived that plant was already purchased by Industrial Group Edelweiss Ltd.
In 2008 top managers of the holding made a decision to make this site in new development project to diversify existing business. It was a strategic decision, and nowadays on this site Stroybaza “Pushkinskaya” (http://pushkin-stroy.ru/) is operating as a retailer of DIY goods. It has 1 Ha of land and 2400 square meters of premisses which are planned to be a shop for everyday needs. After obtaining a positive experience, Rollman Group Plc is planning to open another two similar projects in Otradnoe town (St. Petersburg Region) and in Saratov Region.
In March 2007 Industrial Group Edelweiss Ltd has takeovered Engels Filter Plc (http://engelsfilter.ru/) plant in Engels city, Saratov Region. This plant is the oldest plant in the filtration market, it celibrated 90 years in September 2011. Plant is focused on production of air filters, oil filters, hydro systems for trucks, ships, tractors, and also for industrial purposes (http://www.prom-filtr.ru/) as well. It supplies 90% of filters for rolling stock of Russian Railways Plc.
In 2009, new company HK Z&F HOLDING GROUP LIMITED was opened in Hong Kong in order to work together with Trade House “Krup” Ltd for optimization of financial flows and improvement of cooperation with existing and potential partners of Rollman Group PLC.
In June 2011, Rollman Group PLC made a strategic decision to continue diversification of the business and purchased 100% of Vishersky Woodworking Plant “Domostroy” Ltd (http://www.domostroy-vdz.ru/) together with business partner. It was founded by brothers Krujenkovy in 1837 and plant has a 170 years of history. Currently Rollman Group PLC operating re-equipment of machinery on the plant, modernize it and making improvement in quality and HR management.
Meanwhile at the same time was taken strategic decision to bring company on the new level. Current name of Industrial Group Edelweiss Ltd was not reflecting ideology of company, as in far 1993 perspectives of further company development were not clear. Therefore new company Rollman Group PLC was created with a charter capital of 470 million rubles (more than 15 million US dollars). The process of consolidation of assets was initiated which will be continued in future. Company owns 49,000 square meters of buildings (industrial, commercial, and warehouse premises), more than 25 Ha of land, 3 railway dead-ends, 2 car fleets (in St. Petersburg and Saratov), all together about 50 vehicles (trucks, cars and busses), and Rollman Group PLC feeds 1200 families of its' employees. Headquarters of Rollman Group PLC is located in center of St. Petersburg, 1800 meters away from its' historical center.
The board of directors of Rollman Group PLC consists of nine people with different views and background, all of them have worked in company for more than 10 years. The chairmen of the board of directors is Mr. ByuungKook Lee, citizen of South Korea, who speaks and reads in English, Russian and Chinese languages.
Mr ByuungKook Lee and his company has been strategic partner of Rollman Group PLC for more than 15 years and made a significant contribution into expansion of the business.
During these years, activity of Rollman Group PLC has spreaded all over the Russia, from Kaliningrad Region on the west, to the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsk on the east of the country, and also operates in countries of ex-USSR. Company cooperates together with companies from Italy, Germany, India, Finland, Korea, Poland, USA, Turkey, Israel, China, France etc. Our key partners are:
- Autvaz PLC
- Kamaz PLC
- GAZ PLZ
- Minsky Motorny Zavod PLC
- UralVagonZavod PLC,
- Uralsky dizel-motorny pland Ltd
- Russian Railways PLC
- Chelyabinsky tractor plant PLC
- Kamsky plant of braking equipment
- Siberian Coal Energetic Company PLC
- Surgut Oil Gas PLC
- Gazprom PLC
- Ministry of Defense of Russian Federation
- Federal Ministry of Emergency Situation
With the advent of new managers who got university degree in business administration, finance, and HR, in the beginning of year 2012 on the general meeting of shareholders another strategic decision was made to bring the company on the new level, make it public company and get an access to the MICEX. Rebranding and publicity of the company give us a new level of responsibility to top managers of the holding, improve personal responsibility of each employee and give new status to the company, which will allow to reach new heights for Rollman Group PLC.
TD SLON LLC, where Rollman Group of Companies OJSC holds a 100% interest in the authorized capital, was registered in 2014.
In 2014, the SLON hypermarket with the total surface area of 5,600 sq. m. began to be built in Pushkin. The first phase of the supermarket was officially opened in September 2014. The hypermarket presently has 7 trade halls, including 2 halls occupied by a furniture shop (http://slontd.ru/). The SLON hypermarket with an “All for All” format has the following commodity groups: building goods, tools, fittings, hardware, electrical products, products for home, products for bathrooms, products for kitchens, products for country houses and gardens, products for active rest, automotive products, clothes and footwear, leather accessories, child products, gifts and souvenirs. The range of products is regularly updated and extended.
In February 2016, GC RollmanPJSC founded a subsidiary: TRIMIT Plant LLC, where TRIMIT trimming lines are produced (http://trim-leska.ru/). TRIMIT trimming lines have become very popular for a short time period. Products are shipped all over Russia: from the Ural area to the North-Caucasus region.
A new building is currently built for the TRIMIT trimming line plant. By February 2017, the plant will have its own territory and buildings. Therefore, the TRIMIT trimming line plant will meet the new season in a new building. The total surface area of buildings along with warehousing and office premises amounts to 1,700 sq. m. The total amount of investments in the building, facilities, and infrastructure is estimated at about 22 to 24 million rubles.
In September 2016, Nevsky Filter Plant LLC was renamed into Nevsky Filter Plant SPB LLC, where GC RollmanPJSC holds a 70% interest in the authorized capital. EZF OJSC (Engels Plant of Filters) is being renamed into Nevsky Filter EZFJSC, where GC RollmanPJSC holds a 100% interest.