Kaunas factory of ferroconcrete structures-3 (Kaunas RFS-3) was one of the largest ferroconcrete factories in the republic. The designed capability of the factory is 70 000 m3 prefabricated precast concrete.
Main production of the factory was ferroconcrete structures for industrial construction. Kaunas RFS-3 supplied most of the objects built in Lithuania these days. Part of the production was exported to other republics.
The factory was started to build in February, 1961. Construction work was done by the Kaunas Building Trust SV-44. First pillars of the main factory building were installed in 29th May, 1961, the roof beams – in 5th November, 1961. The construction authority settled in the premises of access control in 12th January, 1962. The members of construction authority: A. Brazauskas, V. Starkevičius, E.Sadauskas. Works manager and chief engineers: V. Čekanavičius, J. Bajorinas, V. Kinderevičiusand V. Staugaitis.
Kaunas RFS-3 was launched in 1st January, 1964, when the first production (ferroconcrete overlay slab 3×6 and ready-mixed concrete) was released. The same date the Large-block factory department and Kaunas RFS-2 was linked up.
94 600 m3 of prefabricated ferroconcrete and 58 800 m3 of ready-mixed concrete were manufactured by Kaunas RFS-3 (Large-block factory department and Kaunas RFS-2 included) in 1964. 141 700 m3 of ferroconcrete were manufactured in 1965 and the amount of the production was raised by 50% in one year. There were 1075 employees of which 918 were factory-workers in 1965.
The Large-block factory department (used to be called Department No. 1) was reorganized into Kaunas home building factory in 1stJanuary, 1966 and The Department No. 2 – into Kaunas RFS-3 in 1st October, 1968.
Kaunas RFS -3 has been supplying building constructions for many industrial buildings (Kaunas artificial fiber factory, automation tools factory, radio factory, Alytus cotton factory, Alytus refrigerator factory, Jonava and Kėdainiai complex of chemical factories and etc.). The factory regularly collaborated with organizations and institutions of science. It helped to absorb the new production of the ferroconcrete constructions and fulfill new techniques and technologies to improve the quality of production.
Material stimulation was started to apply for technological operations quality in 1969. Soon it was applied for all the factories of ferroconcrete constructions.
There are six workshops in the factory: concrete mixing, armature, formation, mechanical-repair and realization. Formation Workshop consists of five technological holes, large-sized production and non-pressure polygons of pipe production.
The name of Kaunas RFS-3 changed to “Aksa” in 1992. AB “Aksa” became a member of Kaunas Trade and Industry Chamber. The award as the most active member received in 1999.
Mindaugas Plūkas became the owner of the AB “Aksa” in 2001.
Technological line for agriculture (silos, tanks, slabs, floor slabs) was designed and installed in 2001.
Technological line for manufacturing the concrete blocks “Brolis” by vibro-pressing method was designed and installed in 2001.
New technological line was designed and installed in 2005, the production of individual ferroconcrete prefabricated houses started.
Technological line of assembled ferroconcrete houses was reconstructed in 2007. Same year AB “Aksa” joins the Association of Building Industry and became an active member. In the elections organized by “Versložinios”, AB “Aksa” was nominated in the category of the fastest-growing company as “Metų Gazelė 2007”.
New concrete production unit and concrete distribution line was installed in 2009.
Mechanical Unit was reorganized in 2011. After ten years, exports to the Scandinavian countries and Belarus were resumed.
New technological line for the production of extruded overlayslabs was designed and installed in 2013.