Almost 80 years ago, on November 5, 1938, the Romanian Mechanical and Chemical Industry was established as a result of the efforts made by the Romanian state and a number of personalities, including Professor Elie Carafoli, who was one of the first shareholders, to create a national weapon industry.
The company’s profile consisted in the manufacture of aviation bombs of 50 Kg, 100 Kg and 225 Kg, antitank mine, fumigation equipment and other products for the needs of the army.
After being transferred to state ownership, the object of activity has been continuously diversified through the development of new capabilities for both civilian and military products.
Technological possibilities and company management have allowed the acquisition and assimilation of products specific to the machine building industry (machine tools and aggregates, mechanical transmissions, distribution and transfer boxes, torsion bars, excavator bridges, etc.) and products which corresponds to the needs of the army and forces of maintaining public order (anti-tank PG-7, PG-9, various aviation bombs, guided anti-tank missiles, hand grenades, machine guns, etc.).
After 1990, the plant underwent extensive restructuring and reorganization processes aimed at maintaining its scope of activity, capacity restructuring, outsourcing of assets, product modernization, staff layoffs.
Over time, the Society has been subordinated to the Ministry of Economy under the subordination of A.V.A.S. and then subordinated to the Ministry of Economy, each change bringing different views on the future of the defense industry.
The company, initially thought of as a large unit located in two locations, was completely transformed by moving the activity from the mechanical plant to the pyrotechnic station, representing, through this realization, a model in the field of restructuring of the units.
The Mija Mechanical Plant represented and continues to represent the symbol and also the engine of economic activity in Dâmboviţa County, its values becoming, in time, a family tradition; the continuous process of renewal and development, both in terms of endowments and products, has led to the creation, maintenance and permanent development of a true technical culture among the staff and the population in the area.
MISSION OF THE MIJA BRANCH
The mission of U.M.MIJA, which has extensive experience in the production and marketing of military and civilian products, is to meet the demands of the market with quality products and services. U.M.Mija is attached to the principles of free market competition and the promotion of industrial competition.
The entire activity of the company is subordinated to the major purpose of carrying out a profitable activity, satisfying customer requirements and keeping the existing workforce.
The philosophy of management
U.M.Mija is a company aimed at achieving the objectives set in the management strategy, which strives to meet the clients’ requirements by providing quality goods and services at the right prices, carefully managing the existing resources. U.M.Mija is attached to the principles of free market competition and the promotion of industrial competition. It also appreciates a wider socio-political, economic and environmental environment in which society operates. U.M.Mija’s competence and strength stem from the combination of three interdependent pillars that include: the trained workforce adapted to the manufacturing profile; Existing capabilities allow for good adaptability to the product groups executed by the unit; the unit has a well-known name, reinforced by its 80 years of activity in the field of manufacturing of special products, but also of some groups of civil products (minitractor and accessories, spare parts for rolling stock, spare parts for trucks and agricultural tractors etc.).
UMMija’s capability of designing, manufacturing, assembling and servicing military and civilian products in the rail, road, agricultural, and regulatory industries is recognized by certification, licensing institutions such as CERTIND (SR EN ISO 9001: 2015, SR EN ISO 14001:2015, SR OHSAS 18001 : 2008 ).