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Production and commercial firm "Dune AST", Ltd. is organized on the basis of the Astrakhan plant for the production of rubber footwear, having long experience in making shoes of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The company is dynamically developing and improving its production.

Why "Dune"?

The plant was built in the hills surrounded by sand - dunes, with which the entire right bank of Lower Volga is filled. Dunes, unlike other hills can grow, move and even sing! Dune is our symbol of mobility and variability in the conditions of the surrounding world.

Now this name has been approved and registered as a trade mark.

A BIT OF HISTORY


1975

Astrakhan plant for the production of rubber footwear was founded.

80-ies

Until the mid-80s the plant worked steadily, providing its products to the Volga and nearby regions. In the late 80\'s on the basis of the plant there was created a joint venture "Dune". However, in the years of perestroika, as many enterprises in the country, Astrakhan plant for the production of rubber footwear and JV "Dune" went into bankruptcy.

1997

JV "Dune" was headed by Nina Andreevna Treshcheva.

JV "Dune" bought part of the old equipment from Astrakhan plant for the production of rubber footwear, which produced old models of shoes in black color only. The range was very modest - only 10 models. It was a time of personal feats. People worked as it should and as much as it should. There was wonderful state of unity.

Thanks to the enthusiasm, experience, smartness of workers and engineers (and there were 34 people), the company started to work and to produce a greater variety of shoes. And this team established in the culture of JV "Dune" the principles of QUALITY FOR CONSUMERS.

1998

The company was derived from bankruptcy.

1999

JV "Dune" was reorganized and got the name of Production and commercial firm "Dune AST", Ltd.

The first step was to restore old equipment. There began the production of colored shoes, it was the first achievement of the team.



And since paints and resistant dyes were not available in the market, the staff of the plant t painted PVC themselves with powder dyes, pre-mixing it in a concrete mixer. All the technology was developed and implemented by the staff themselves.

During this period, two-component two-tone shoes have become the second major achievement.

This increased the value of footwear, improved its quality.



But PVC footwear market was not standing still. There were not enough colored shoe models. Assortment variety was required.

In 1999 the release of female model of footwear became a breakthrough. It was the model 266, the design of which was developed by the Italians. It was the third achievement for the "Dune", a step into the future. The model was so successful that it is still in great steady demand.

2003

When the sales of two-component shoes increased the first injection unit was acquired from the Italian company "Main Group" a world leader in manufacturing equipment for the production of polymeric footwear.

It was a machine that allowed us to take the next step forward. "Dune - AST" became the first in Russia to produce three-component footwear: men boots, boots and overshoes for women, boots and overshoes for children.



Fundamentally new for the Russian market three-component footwear was the beginning of the production of a series of shoes for hunting and fishing, which, in turn, gave rise to the emergence of a high-frequency welding shop for sewing shoe covers and coveralls, waterproof jackets.



2005

There was introduced a new technology for manufacturing of shoes from ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA). EVA shoes are shoes of the future. It is characterized by low weight, great insulation properties, wear resistance, water resistance.

There started production of EVA shoes not only for everyday wear, but also for outdoor activities - hunting and fishing.

2010

To guarantee quality of shoes special equipment was purchased and innovative polymeric material DU-light (foam caoutchouc), which has no analogues in the market, was developed. Shoes form DU-light material are elastic, soft, light and non-slip.

2011

In the production technology of PVC shoes there was developed a new composition based on caoutchouc, known as DU-elastic.

Shoes from DU-elastic material are elastic, resistant to abrasion and bending, having a non-slip effect.



Today.

The company "Dune AST" produces more than 200 models of shoes.

The company\'s products annually win the sign "A hundred of Russia’s Best Goods".

We have our own shops for manufacturing shoes, shop for manufacturing polymeric shoe compositions, warehouses, freight transport.

Sales are made through a network of offices and regional partners.

There is a retail outlet in the territory of the plant.