The joint-stock company "The Pskov
Hosiery Factory" is one of the oldest enterprises of the branch. It occupies
the area of 7970 m2 and situated near a going round road in
the central part of Pskov. "The Pskov Hosiery Factory" was founded in 1945
as a co-operative association "Trikotazhnik", which produced knitted wear.
There worked one workshop of 200 people, in two changes.
They produced sweaters, headscarfs, jackets on hand-machines. In 1958 they
began building the factory and our oldest workers took part in it. Now
the factory workers, who have worked here more than 10 years make over
60 per cent of the personnel. They are highly qualified professionals.
In 1961 when the building was over,
the enterprise got the name " The Pskov Knitted-goods Factory" and in 1963
- "The Pskov Hosiery Factory". In 1972 due to developing of the production
of goods for medicine the enterprise was given a new name "The Pskov Hosiery
and Medicine Goods Factory". It is the period of the highest flourishing
of the factory. There were founded branch offices in the towns Idritsa,
Palkino, Slavkovichi. There work 650 people producing 9 millions articles
a year. In 1991 the factory became one of the few enterprises in the USSR,
which got new Italian equipment of a well-known company "Savio". Every
year there is developed production of few new goods, which are highly appreciated
by buyers and at exibitions.
During the so-called "perestroika"
the factory sustained heavy losses having lost its branches and brought
down the volume of production to 30 per sent, but it managed to preserve
the main thing - highly qualified personnel and technological equipment
in good repair.
In 1996 by the decision of the shareholders
meeting the factory got the previous name " The Pskov Hosiery Factory".
In 1997 and the first half of the 1998
the volume of production continued to do down and the financial state -
to get worse. For 19 months the factory work incurred losses but in June
1998 the situation changed a great deal. The shareholders managed to settle
the differences having formed a shareholding of the concern "Kvarton".
There was chosen a new director. In August the factory had no losses and
since September 1998 its work has been profitable. It is not in arrears
neither for the region nor the local budget and settles accounts with the
current creditors in time.
The main products of the factory:
The quota of the products for children
makes more than 29 per cent. The quantity
of the personnel of the factory is 136 people. The
chiefs have high qualification and has
wide experience of work in an industry.
socks for men, women and children
tights for women and children
stockings and knee-length socks