History

2007, January

Фабрика Via-Ferrata

Via Ferrata Factory

TThe first launch of production branded «Sedac Meral Vostok» (Sedac Meral — East) on the floor space of 6000 square meters. The facility proved to be a game-changer in the Russian market. Thus, the decision was taken to extend the facility one year earlier than planned.

2008, July

The extension of the facility complete. The floor space of 12500 sq. meters has enabled Sedac Meral Vostok (SMV) to produce full-scale model range of 20 product families. SMV considers this fact not an achievement but a start-up position.

2010, May

The variety of SMV products has surpassed that of the parent company, Sedac Meral. Technological capabilities became the basis of multiple design studies and advances. SMV had been rebranded to ViaFerrata. A new catalogue clearly distinguishes original ViaFerrata line-up and products licensed from Sedac Meral.

2010, August

Quality Management System of ViaFerrata had been certified as conforming to the Quality Management System standard ISO 9001:2008.
The major principle of ViaFerrata operation is the continuous advancement for the better. We strongly believe that integral quality management system will ensure both solid and flexible basis of further advances towards meeting customer demands. This is the essence of ISO 9001:2008 and ViaFerrata highly appreciates this nature of the Standard.

2011

The launch of a tube-rolling facility Ametist Metal Group (AMG) in Brest, Belarus. The first 1000 tons of tube for ViaFerrata were manufactured. Tubes for ViaFerrata have very precise dimensions and they perfectly fit our highly automatic production lines.

2015, December

Meet Platform NEXT.
Platform NEXT is the product that meets the following conditions:

  • product designed and manufactured by ViaFerrata
  • supporting structures don’t want to use wood, so they are slim, light and robust;
  • customer’s engineers enjoy the freedom of design;
  • customer’s processes benefit from transition to products of Platform NEXT.

From now on ViaFerrata is able to design and manufacture any possible configuration of a bed or a divan. Depending on customer’s ideas we can do any volume of design from picking the optimal principle of transformation to mass-building of bedframes, armrests, backrests, supporting structures etc. All of these are being made of steel. Proper calculations ensure every designed piece to be light, robust and durable.
The use of wood and its derivatives is reduced to the minimum. A furniture manufacturer now can simplify one’s manufacturing processes and reduce timing.
Some products pretty much resemble snap-kits.

2016, May

ViaFerrata has officially extended the scope of its Quality Management System. Up till now the scope was «Manufacturing of convertible bed mechanisms». Now it is a well-earned «Development and manufacturing of transformation mechanisms for convertible beds and cabinet furniture», conforming to ISO 9001:2008.

2016, September

ViaFerrata’s production brach UniTrade LLC has been certified as compliant with Forest Stewardship Council’s requirements of chain of custody in respect of purchasing of wood materials, production and sales of furniture parts (Fsc Mix), transfer system. The initial evaluation was based on standard FSC-STD-40-004 v. 3-0.

In light of the above, the Organization explicitly agrees currently and in the future, as long as the relationship with FSC exists, not to be directly or indirectly involved in the following unacceptable activities:

  1. Illegal logging or the trade in illegal wood or forest products;
  2. Violation of traditional and human rights in forestry operations;
  3. Destruction of high conservation values in forestry operations;
  4. Significant conversion of forests to plantations or non- forest use;
  5. Introduction of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations;
  6. Violation of any of the ILO Core Conventions as defined in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

2018, April

ViaFerrata has completed the transition of the Quality Management System from being compliant to ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015.

2018, September

As the implementation of Platform NEXT ideology resulted in the boost of production and further extension of model families, the third stage of construction took place at ViaFerrata. The main building acquired 10% more to its floor space.