40+ Photos of Abandoned ZiL Warehouse and Rusty ZiL Trucks. The plant was bankrupt and abandoned since 2014. Discover abandoned and empty workshops, dismantled equipment, old gas cutters and rusty trucks.
Today I want to tell you about Regional branch of Moscow ZiL Factory, which has suffered the fate of the Moscow giant. The plant was declared bankrupt and was abandoned since 2014.
The plant produced outdated products. This factory was a part of supply chain of components and related truck parts. On the other hand, many jobs were lost. After all, whole neighborhoods were built around factories for many years, in which workers lived. Now people are out of work.
The history of the plant dates back to the post-war period. After WW2 the plant began to produce gearboxes for the ZIL-164 and components for the ZIL-130 trucks. After the ZiL plant began to expand its model line of trucks, the plant was incorporated into ZiL as a branch. Of course, this was followed by a large-scale reconstruction of plant facilities, because the plant became the main manufacturer of gearboxes for the entire ZIL model range.
Sad times for the plant began in 2010. Factory became part of a murky company, after which the pricing for the produced parts and equipment immediately changed. Customers fled, workers and personnel, without waiting for the payment of wages, left the plant. Thus, by 2014, the plant went bankrupt, and for six years it has been abandoned, gradually being cut into scrap metal.
Once inside one of the workshops, you can see the most common picture, which we have observed more than one hundred times: empty workshops, dismantled equipment, old gas cutters and rusty gas and air cylinders.
The uprooted equipment is lying in the corner. There are rumors that the plant still owes its employees about 50 million rubles. Since the end of the 1990s, the plant has been engaged not only in the production of spare parts for the ZiLs, but also in the production of road cleaning equipment and oil tankers based on the GAZ-66 truck. Abandoned Russian trucks stand in the open air and gradually rust. Bodies and spare parts from old ZiL trucks are scattered across the territory of the plant and, most likely, will soon also go to the metal reception.
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