History of the company
All this has been achieved in only fourteen years. Galen was founded in 2001 by an engineer and inventor Valery Nikolaevich Nikolaev. Having introduced an in-house developed product - basalt fiber reinforced polymer wall ties – to the world market fourteen years ago, the company contributed to changes made in standards of construction industry not only in Russia, but also abroad.
Key dates and facts
Foundation of Galen by an engineer & inventor — V.N. Nikolaev
First steps in creating a manufacturing line & technology.
Development and production of a new product on the world market— basalt fiber reinforcing polymer material (BFRP).
Beginning of the manufacturing of wall ties used in brick structures and dowels used in suspended facades.
First built constructions and positive feedbacks.
Startup of a manufacturing line for production of BFRP wall ties used in heat insulation and cladding of cast-in-situ walls.
Expansion of production areas, manufacturing of new lines.
Design of Thermosave dowels. Galen — the Best Small Business Enterprise of the Chuvash Republic in 2005.
The General Director of Galen is the Best Inventor of the Chuvash Republic in 2006 in Industry nomination.
Development of composite reinforcement ROCKBAR.
Galen is the Best Socially Responsible & Small Business Enterprise of the Chuvash Republic in 2007.
Introduction of Quality Management System according to world standards and receipt of ISO 9001–2000 certificate.
Obtainment of UK certificate ÂÂÀ (British Board of Agreement) and introduction of products on European markets.
Galen — The Best Company-Exporter in the Chuvash Republic in 2009 and Awardee of Pultruder of the Year International competition (Baltimore, USA).
Development of a rockbolt made of BFRP for reinforcement of roof & side areas in mine excavations.
Receipt of ISO 9001–2008 certificate.
Galen is the Best Innovative Enterprise in Chuvashia in 2010.
Company Galen is 10 years old.
Status of RUSNANO Project Company.
Establishment of the Affiliate Company in Mogilev city (the Republic of Belarus).
Development of a new product — Galen-TopGlass composite lightning poles.
2012Development in a new perspective direction – research and development (R&D) for energetics.
Development of wall ties for gas and foam concrete.
2013Development of a new product – composite mesh ROCKMESH®. Reaching of industrial-scale production volumes.
Despite success achieved, Galen is not going to rest. It continues enlarging its product range and sales geography. Currently Galen is developing product range for new industries and attracting foreign partners to capture new niches.