DARTZ MOTORZ COMPANY. HISTORY. YEAR by YEAR.
1869 - was founded Russo Balt Wagon Factory, Joint Stock Company main direction of this company was manufacturing of luxury coaches to Russian Tzar
1907 - was made decision to start car manufaturing, and department was named Division Automobile Riga (D.A.R.)
1908 - D.A.R. was renamed to Automobile department of Russo Balt Wagon Factory
1909 - first RussoBalt car left factory gates on Volmar street, Riga
1912 - Russo Balt became Russian Army supplier
1912 - Russo Baltique car with drivers Nagel and Mikhailoff come first on Monte Carlo 1912 Rally
1913 - DARTZ MOTORZ COMPANY RFE - Leonard F. Yankelovich - relative, George F. Yankelovich start wotk at RussoBalt factory in RIga
1913 - on Russo Balt Air department by engeneer Sikorsky was created world First 4-engine airplane - Ilya Murometc, called later "Russian Flying Fortress"
1914 - was made first RussoBalt armored car on it's base was organized first motorised infantery platoon. This day - October, 19 - we celebrate like Russian Motorized Infantery Day
1914 - was evacuated from Riga to St. Petersburg
1916 - the Direction of the Russian-Baltic joint stock company purchases a large ground area at the outskirts or Moscow not far from intercession church in Fili and commenced building of a large plant, which in
1917 - was called "Second "Russo-Balt automobile plant"
1922 - last cars from RussoBalt C24/50 spares, named PROMBRON was named on factory which was renamed to BTAZ
From that moment automotive history of RBVZ - BTAZ stopped for time being, till 1998.
But other direction of RussoBalt JSC - Air balt - sucessfully continued work and now is wellknown like spaceship factory - Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center.
1988 - as soon as Gorby allow to Soviet people make private business again DARTZ founder and unchangable DARTZ owner open his own company, in soviet times company's was called "cooperativ".
1992 - DARTZ supplied one of Latvia's bank's with armored car - G-class armored in Germany
1992 - DARTZ made it's first car total restyling - DARTZ Star.Kombat
1993 - signed cooperation contract with french company LABBE one of the world leaders in car armoring. Now - CENTIGON, from CARAT Security Group, but cooperation still continued
1998 - Dmitry Parfenov from St.Petersburg located on Putilovsky zavod start armored car manufacturing
1999 - DARTZ owner and founder Leonard F. Yankelovich met Jim Rogers
2000 - armored car made by Dmitry Parfenov visit autoshow organised by DARTZ and was signed cooperation contract
2008 - was started car manufacturing in EU, Estonia
2009 - first car was made in Estonia and presented in Monaco to HSH Monaco Prince Albert II
2011 - was signed contract about exclusive dealership and supplying or 100 cars in 5 years to Chinese market.
2012 - was signed contract about coooperation in new project with SAM09 company from Germany