Satka Iron Smelting Works is the oldest existing iron producer in the
Ural and among the first to be built in Russia.
Settled on the banks of the Bolshaya Satka river the mill went into
production in 1758 founded by Baron Stroganov.
Two blast furnaces and 12 hammers were in operation.
In the 1860ies a puddling steel mill was added.
Since 1910 ferro alloys were produced.
In the 1930ies more than 1300 people worked in the mill, cast iron became the
After financial troubles the plant became partly idled in the 1990ies until
the Ivanov family coming
from the Swerdlowsk region took over in 2001 annd decided to switch
production to high carbon ferromanganese an alloying element for the steel
Satka Iron Smelting Works today runs two
blast furnaces of 250m³and 350m³.