Ever since its foundation nearly a quarter of century ago, PK VESTA has kept its home base in Tula, a Russian region that is a source of inspiration to us. Tula has thrived as a manufacturing hub in central Russia for many centuries, famous worldwide as one of the major international industrial centers of metalwork, arms and blacksmith crafts. The city is home to the famous Russian dynasties: Demidov, Krasilnikov, Orehovi, Luginin, Batashevs and Mosolovs. The legacy of Tula contributed to the creation of our first team of associates and the best professionals to work with metal in the 90’s.
In 1991, PK VESTA started producing first patented automatic gates with vertical lift in Russia. In 2000, a new factory was opened in Montreal, Canada aimed at manufacturing wrought iron forged products. Over a number of years, PK VESTA created and implemented many innovative market solutions and developed new types of products and services with exports to the international markets (Eurasia and North America). Now we specialize in online designing and manufacturing custom and modular prefabricated steel buildings in accordance with local building codes for many part of the world. Two main technologies are mainly used: classical welded I beams and LSGF (light steel gauge framing) For the time being, PK VESTA is the only IT industrial company in Eurasia that serves all clients fully in real time via the revolutionary patented online platform WebSteel based on the newest information technologies ACTIVE IMAGINATION, which will competently redefine the essence of customer service on global construction markets in the near future.
PRODUCTION OF RIGID FRAMING —
based on classical welded I beams used for large multispan 2-storey buildings with cranes and special loads
PRODUCTION OF LIGHT FRAMING —
based on LSGF (cold-formed profiles) as the most economical way for general 1-storey buildings with the span of up to 30 meters
STEEL BUILDING (HYBRID SYSTEMS) –
based on effective combination of welded I beams and LSGF, which helps design the extraordinary steel buildings across the globe
PK VESTA – TOGETHER SINCE 1991
Old Russian family-run manufacturing company with a surprisingly long history of international development and innovations on the global construction markets
1991 – FOUNDATION OF COMPANY
In the early 90's after the collapse of the Soviet Union, two partners and friends Alexey Kulakov (mining engineer builder) and Oleg Izvekov (design engineer) had decided to open their own manufacturing company in the industrial city of Tula with a great desire to create something new from metal in the current market conditions. It’s the stage of building up a team of young, effective and and likeminded people
1994 – LIFTING HINGE GATES
Thanks to Oleg Izvekov PK VESTA had received its first patent on invention of the Russian insulated lifting hinge gates. Modern Italian drives (SEA and CAME) integration into gates metalware of the company’s own design. Company entrances the national regional markets of Russia. Project and experimental works of new products designing including fireproof doors, automatic gates and manholes of a different degree of fire resistance. Official certification of these goods
1996 – NEW PRODUCTS
Further development of new types of products – the anti-collision complex in cooperation with National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”. The complex installation on such strategic Russian sites as Federal Nuclear Centre in Saransk, Murmansk Submarine Base, Novosibirsk Research Institute, Balakovo Nuclear Power Plant and Russian Federal Nuclear Centre of All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics
1998 – REGIONAL AND NATIONAL EXPANSION
Rapid team expansion. PK VESTA aggressively enters all regional and national markets in Russia and the CIS
2000 – WROUGHT IRON PRODUCTS IN CANADA
Alexey Kulakov opens a new plant in the city of Montreal, Canada. Development and production of new wrought iron products for the North American market on the basis of the modern blacksmith automated equipment. Exports of finished products to the US from Canada (forged balconies, balusters, railings)
2004 – SANDWICH PANELS
PK VESTA expands its production facilities in Russia and installs new manufacturing equipment for the production of roof and wall insulated sandwich panels (sheathing for pre-engineered steel buildings)
2008 – RIGID STEEL FRAMING
Development of new products at a new plant in Russia (designing and manufacturing of steel framing based on the classical welded I beams). Beginning of preliminary research, scientific works and consultations with national and international market experts all aimed at creating the new breakthrough concept of serving all customers online worldwide
2009 – BECOMING BIGGER
The sharp increase in the number of Russian workers in Tula headquarters (up to 110 people) with the active recruitment of new specialists: designers, engineers, quality control surveyors, managers, research and development staff, workers, welders, etc.
2010 – LIGHT STEEL FRAMING
Enlargement of Russian production facilities and implementation of new technologies and equipment aimed at designing and producing the economical pre-engineered steel buildings based on the LSGF (light steel gauge framing – cold-formed zinc-coated profiles with the thickness of up to 4mm). Production of unique steel building from LSGF with the single span of up to 30m wide (one of the few rare projects for Eurasia). New patent on the modular steel buildings Z-Top. Exports of light steel framing all over Russia and the CIS.
2011 – ONLINE PLATFORM WEBSTEEL
Alexander Chusov (PhD: metal processing, economics) and Denis Kulakov (MBA: Economics, Marketing) from PK VESTA work together to create and successfully implement a revolutionary online service WebSteel, which allows anyone for the first time ever on global construction markets to design and calculate the exact cost of custom and modular pre-engineered steel buildings . Many years are spent on the scientific and applied research aimed at the new online business model based on the newest information technologies ACTIVE IMAGINATION. The company undergoes complete rebranding
2016 – PK VESTA NOWADAYS
PK VESTA specializes in designing and manufacturing practically an unlimited number of custom and modular pre-engineered steel buildings for any part of the world. All customers are freely served vie the online platform WebSteel