The history of Sadovaya Group history began with the foundation of Shahta Sadovaya LLC in 1995, the main company of Sadovaya Group, which, before being renamed, operated under the name Firma Olvin-Trade LLC. The enterprise was registered in the city of Alchevsk Lugansk Region, well known for its large metallurgical and coke-chemical enterprises.

Shahta Sadovaya LLC was the founder and laid the basis for the development of underground coal mining activity of Sadovaya Group. Since 1999 Shahta Sadovaya LLC has been deeply involved in the wholesale supply of coal products to power generation companies of Ukraine. Progressively accumulating the experience as coal products supplier in 2000-2001 the Management decided to expand the sphere of its activity in coal industry as a coal producer.