VikRus was established on April 4, 2000. The company's initial activities included design and printing services, the production of educational games for children and adults.
In April 2006, the company became a machine-building enterprise: a workshop for the production of equipment for the expanded foam manufacturing was opened. The reason for this change was the transfer from another enterprise of the design department and most of the workers who had been engaged with such equipment for several years before.
Since then, the development of the company and the improvement of equipment have reached a new level.
In 2006, an airtight block mould having dimensions that meet Russian and European standards was developed and put into production the pre-expander was equipped with a secondary foaming unit for lighter weight of foamed polystyrene.
In 2007, we started using large-volume steam accumulators a drying unitwas developed and manufactured, a vacuum accumulatorwas introduced into the line, 2 workshops for the manufacture of expanded foam were commissioned in the territory of the city of Kirov for R&D purposes.
In 2008, the equipment was automated using computer technology, a machine for milling the edges of sheet polystyrene was developed, released and patented, and integrated cutting of expanded foam was launched.The use of new design solutions has allowedto significantly increase the productivity of the line with a slight increase in price.
In 2009, equipment was automated even further in order to reduce the human factor, a constant modernization and improvement of equipment were carried out, taking into account the increasing requirements for the quality of the final product - expanded foam. New units of equipment have been developed and released, which are now being run-in and reworked in the experimental workshop.
In 2010, we designed and produced Penoceh-3000 - a line for the production of polystyrene foam, which was specially designed for the production of sip-panels. The dimensions of the expanded foam produced: length of 2.5 to 3 m; width of 1.2 m.
2011 was the era of growing popularity of thermopanels and clinker tiles based on expanded foam. Therefore, in order to create a competitive material, in 2012 we produced equipment for the production of facade thermopanels with a decorative facade coating.
To increase production, in 2012 we launched a serial production of a new block mould for baking 1,000x1,200x2,000mm blocks, as well as the Penoceh-4500 line.
To improve the quality of products, in 2012 the company acquired a laser machine for cutting sheet metal, which allows you to cut workpieces with an accuracy of 0.1 mm. The introduction of new equipment has accelerated the equipment manufacturing process and increased productivity.
Since 2012, for more reliable operation of the Penoceh line automated system, the company began to use the controllers and touch panels by the Japanese company Omron.
Also in 2012, the company designed and, in 2013, put into operation a new product line - a system for the production of heat siding and a decorative facade elements.
In 2013, we were approached by the Cyprus company OMNILINK Green Tech Ltd to design and manufacture a special block mould with large curvilinear surfaces with a total dimension of 5,000x2,500x1,000mm. In 2014, this product was manufactured, the entire automatic cycle was tested, the products was dismantled from the VikRus experimental site and shipped to the customer.
In 2014, a moulding machine was commissioned and the production of moulded panels for facade insulation was launched.
Since 2011, the production of systems for processing organic waste from livestock breeding complexes and poultry farms with the release of biogas has become a new direction in the framework of product range diversification. Since 2011, this biotechnological direction has undergone a stage of marketing research, the study of foreign experience, R&D, as well as laboratory research and testing. In 2013, a pilot system of biogas equipment was supplied.
In 2014, the production of industrial biogas systems was launched.
In 2015, the company expanded its production site and commissioned an additional baking complex with a block mould for the production of expanded foam sheets with dimensions of 3000x1200x600 for the production of sip-panels.
The company also introduced and began production of a new type of products made of expanded foam, namely: lodgments for packaging solar panels, as well as lodgments for large-sized Ford products.