Short History

IPROLAM a name, a logo, behind which lie destinies, lives, careers and some failures, but for all connoisseurs it means a core of intelligence, an exceptional creative potential, a school of professionalism and character.

It was founded from the economic necessity for reconstruction, modernization and development of the Romanian metallurgy processing - from July 1st, 1959 - by uniting design specialists from the "pipe sectors" from the IPROMET and REPUBLIC plants in Bucharest. The team thus formed consists of approx. 320 specialists and has obtained remarkable results quickly in the building and modernization of rolling mills.

Professional affirmation, in the context of those years, made IPROLAM become from the very beginning of its activity, an 'exporter' of Romanian technical intelligence in the design and commissioning of a pipe mill in North Korea.

It was an important moment in IPROLAM’s success, which led to increased self-confidence, as well as the affirmation of its true technical character, boldly addressing all the specific problems it encountered.

Then followed the modernization projects of achieving new metallurgical targets designed to increase and diversify the production of mills in Romania:

  • The rolling mills and the blooming-1300 line in Hunedoara
  • The 3" and 6" rolling mills from Republica, Bucharest
  • The wire rod drawing plant in Buzau
  • The 6” rolling mill in Roman
  • The wire rod rolling mill and drawing line in Campia Turzii
  • The 280, 480 and steel tire mills in Resita
  • The rolling mills in Otelul Rosu and Nadrag
  • The welded pipe plants in Bucharest and Iasi
  • The rolling mills from Cristea Nicolae - Galati, Metrom - Brasov, Laromet - Bucharest
  • The rolling sector on the Galati Complex platform (LTG1, SLEBING, LBC, LBR, LTG2, LSF).

After 1975, a multitude of production capacities were created throughout the country, which were either completing and integrating the existing flows, or were created as new objectives. 

New metal processing names appeared on the country map: Targoviste, Zalau, Beclean, Zimnicea, Harsova, Drobeta Turnu-Severin, Calarasi, Focsani, including specialized objectives: metal bead for tires in Buzau, large dimension pipes in Galati, stainless steel in Targoviste, rails in Calarasi and so on. 

The industry requirements and IPROLAM designers' professional competence allowed the Institute to be present in the equipment projects and works for mini-rolling mills and process lines at plants from: Brasov (“Tractorul”, “Roman”, “Rulmentul” plants), Alexandria, Dragasani, Craiova (OLTCIT), Satu Mare, Simleul Silvaniei, Grivita Bucuresti, The Braila Mill. 

In parallel, industrial objectives were designed for other economy or administration sectors:

  • The strength structure of the Parliament Hall, wing A
  • High-pressure cylinders section in Buzau (MTTc)
  • The specialized machine for ROMBAC airplane wings in Baneasa Airplane Factory
  • The betatron from the Fundeni Hospital
  • Presses for metallurgy electrodes in Titu, etc.

Despite the difficulties of that particular period of time, IPROLAM achieved additional ''intelligence" exports through:

  • The modernization of a 5" pipe rolling mill in Israel;
  • The Soaking pit furnace section from MAXHÜTTE, in Germany;

The vastly enlarged professional record is complemented by direct works that IPROLAM carried out for customers requesting imports of machinery and know-how; beginning with the issuing of the requests for offers, through technical discussions, issuing the technical and commercial studies, the comparative studies and up to drawing out the execution documentation, providing the technical support and participating in the commissioning. 

Benefiting from a number of "aces" that were remarked and put to good results by all the management members during their respective mandates: an elite core of engineers, formed while working on difficult projects, possessors of exceptional expertise, a complex structure comprising all the relevant technical specialties, quantity and quality accumulation within the personnel, an overwhelming archive and database of over two million drawings, more than 100.000 projects and specific documentation, IPROLAM arrived successfully at the upper end of all the challenges it faced.

Putting quality first, modernizing its methods and material base, training its personnel, and motivated by the drive to achieve the results desired by its customers, IPROLAM implemented the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2000 in 1999, was re-certified in 2009, implemented the Environment Mangement System ISO 14001:2004 in 2006, was re-certified in 2009, and the Occupational Health and Safety Management System BS OHSAS 18001:2007 was implemented in 2008; all were certified by Germanischer Lloyd Certification.

IPROLAM of the present is a widely recognized company, in Romania and abroad, while its brand and area of activity are registered at the Institut für Markentechnik in Geneva under number 391192/1972.

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