The KazKontrakt Group is KazKontrakt Joint-Stock Company uniting companies such as KazKontrakt Trade, KazKontrakt Logistic, KazKontrakt Engineering, which in turn carry out activities as follows:
- Industrial and commercial activities (building, structure, warehouse and base management);
- Logistical support to companies and businesses regardless of their ownership and structure (supplies of equipment and products as per a stock-list);
- Arrangement of inter-state economic and commercial relations;
- Assistance to enterprises and organizations for the development of direct contracts;
- Trade operations, goods distribution between suppliers and consumers;
- Engineering services;
- Supply of crude oil and petroleum products from refineries in the Russian Federation;
- Oil refining at refineries in the Republic of Kazakhstan;
- Flexible logistics of petroleum products;
History of the company backs to 1965 when the State Logistics Committee of the Kazakh SSR was established. Later from 1965 to 1987 the State Logistics Committee of the Kazakh SSR was transformed into the State Procurement Committee of the Kazakh SSR and subsequently to the Ministry of Material Resources of the Kazakh SSR. Amid the collapse of the Soviet Union and after Kazakhstan gained its independence in 1992, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Decree No 1006 dated 07.12.1992 to establish Republican Contract Corporation KazKontrakt (KazKontrakt JSC) which retained without change all its branches in all regions of the country. The corporation was charged with a task to provide logistical support to the Republic of Kazakhstan and ensure state procurement of goods through contracts in accordance with the established procedure. Procurement contracts concluded by KazKontrakt covered 18,000 items, including 477,000 tons of tubular products a year, 777,000 tons of rolled metal, and 1,542 thousand tons of other goods. The corporation is also a supplier for all major ferrous and non-ferrous enterprises. The corporation supplies wood products, engineering and tubular products, and vehicles. Total 61 percent of the supplies account for swap operations with Russia. As the result of KazKontrakt establishment in 1992 the corporation became a successor to the Ministry of Material Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan and received all the buildings and facilities of the Ministry and its subordinate enterprises and organizations as well as their current, real and monetary assets and other property, which formed an authorized capital of the Joint Stock Company.
The company, which was founded in the Soviet period in 1965, has been successfully operating over 50 years. Turapov Kanat has served as the Minister of Material Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan since 1992. He started his career in the State Procurement Committee of the Kazakh SSR in 1969 and is currently managing the company and serves as KazKontrakt President.
In the subsequent period amid active economic development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and due to rich hydrocarbon reserves available in the republic an important aspect was given to the market provision with such products as petroleum derivatives. Starting from 1993 KazKontrakt JSC (the State Procurement Committee of the Kazakh SSR) in cooperation with RosKontrakt JSC (the State Procurement Committee of the RSFSR) supplied energy resources to the Republic of Kazakhstan) under the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement. KazKontrakt Trade was founded based on long experience and direct contracts with producers of crude oil and petroleum products as well as longstanding partnership relations. Now KazKontrakt Trade ensures stable supplies of oil and petroleum products to the Republic of Kazakhstan.