The automatic-weaving paper factory was founded in the village Solnechnaya Gora of Klinsky district. It was the “ancestor” of Solnechnogorsky mechanical plant. In 1864 the First Guild merchant Peter Meshkov obtained a permit for a wool mill establishing and bought former barracks for it. In 1869 he sold it to British national Basilius Tae-Gregory. By that time the factory was equipped with 200 steam automatic-weaving looms.
Later the factory was bought by the merchant K. Prokhorov, who also bought the lake Senezh and installed on its dam the dynamo for electric power supply of the factory. By that time the factory was equipped with 800 looms. The working day lasted for 16 hours. The child labor was widely used.
The first strike of workers took place, in which 600 people participated.
The factory was nationalized by the Soviet state. An 8-hour working day was established.
Full repair and re-equipment for garment manufacture.
Production assimilation of the parachute systems. Setting up of the 2-nd Parachute Factory in the USSR (the 1-st is the State Autonomous Plant in the village of Tushino, Moscow Region).
Successful assimilation and production of parachute systems. Increase in production capacity. Construction by enterprise efforts of many infrastructure facilities of the village Solnechnaya Gora and residential buildings for the workers of the factory.
Naming the factory after the first pilot — a Hero of the Soviet Union — M.M. Gromov. Diversification of parachute equipment was produced.
Factory re-engineering to the manufacturing of radiators for aircraft engines.
Production for the Red Army use in the war with the fascists. An 11-hour working day, double-shift work. Evacuation of the plant from the occupied territory to Gorky.
Return to the production of parachute equipment in Solnechnogorsk, the Moscow region. An 11-hour working day, double-shift work. Almost the entire staff of the plant consists of women and children.
The plant №10 from Tushino was converted to the plant in Solnechnogorsk. It was named “Plant № 10 of People’s Commissariat of Light Industry of the USSR”.
Serial production of more than 300 releases of parachute systems. The plant actively cooperates with the Parachute Research Institute in modification of parachute systems. Construction by enterprise efforts residential buildings for the workers of the factory, kindergartens, camps, a sports complex and a boiler house.
The enterprise was renamed to “Solnechnogorsky Mechanical Plant”.
1Amid with the manufacturing of parachute systems, the assimilation of tourist equipment (tents and backpacks) production starts.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from July 10, 1969, for the merits in the designing & production of the national paratroop equipment in the honor of the 100-th anniversary of the foundation “Solnechnogorsky Mechanical Plant” was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.
At the request of the USSR Sports Committee, the plant designed and manufactured special mountaineering equipment for the first Soviet expedition to the highest peak in the world — Mt. Everest. In 1985 this set of the equipment was awarded one silver and four bronze medals of the All-Union Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy.
Production of parachute systems for space vehicles.
Designing and manufacturing of the equipment for the expedition on the route “the USSR — North Pole — Canada”.
Designing and manufacturing of the special tourist equipment for the scientific and sports expedition of the women's polar team “Metelitsa”.
Manufacturing of the hot air balloons for participation in international competitions.
Privatization of the plant. The new name of it is “Joint Stock Company “Solnechnogorsky Mechanical Plant”” (the “SMP” JSC). Manufacturing of the consumer goods, including tents for the “MAZ” truck trailers.
Mastering the production of other sites of the products: body armor and paraplanes.
Mastering the production of weaving weaving: tapes and cords from synthetic hi-modulus materials.
Large-scale overhauls of production shops. Workplaces of product collectors, inspectors of materials and products of the workshop have been repaired.
The plant becomes a part of the holding “Tekhnodinamika” of the State Corporation “Rostekh”.
Charitable material aid was provided in the restoration of the St. Nicholas Church.
Gratitude of the Governor of the Moscow Region for many years of conscientious work.