This company was established by Abyzov and billionaire co-owner of rail carrier Globaltrans, Konstantin Nikolaev, in 2010. The plant has been embroiled in scandal after it was revealed that it was here where Butina took delegates from the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) to meet Promtechnologii's senior management.
The meeting is politically sensitive as the plant manufactures rifles that are used by the pro-Russian separatist insurgents in the Donbass region of Ukraine. It was also expected to have begun producing weapons, under the ORSIS brand, following a government order. Promtechnologii's Deputy General Director at the time of this meeting was Alexey Rogozin, the son of the then Deputy PM for the Military-Industrial Complex Dmitry Rogozin.
Abyzov introduced the then Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin to the plant's product portfolio at the Sochi Investment Forum in 2011, where he was welcomed to the Orsis booth. Following this introduction a sample batch of high-precision sniper rifles (T-5000 rifles) were purchased, to meet the specifications of the Federal Security Service and the Russian National Guard Service.