Combine (enterprise)

Combine (enterprise)

One of the 17,000 workers at the Kombinat Robotron in the German Democratic Republic in 1987 working to produce typewriters

Combine (Russian: Комбинат) has several related meanings:

  1. A large industrial enterprise that combines several different enterprises that are related to each other by a technological process or through an administration. Example: a metallurgy combine combines all forms of production such as factories, mines and other to produce steel sheets.
  2. A combination of educational-developmental institutions of different levels such as an institute and a tekhnikum, day care and kindergarten (Child combine).
  3. Combination of various enterprises as one of the forms of monopoly.

It is a term for industrial business groups[1] or conglomerates in the socialist countries and particularly the former Soviet Union. Examples include VEB Kombinat Robotron, an electronics manufacturer, and IFA, a manufacturer of vehicles, both in East Germany, and the Erdenet copper combine in Mongolia.


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External links

  • Комбiнат at a dictionary of the Ukrainian language (Ukrainian)