Uzbekistan wants to create new production for assembly of trucks with German MAN
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct. 30 /Trend, D.Azizov/
Uzbekistan offered the German MAN AG to create a new production for the assembly of trucks, a member of the Supervisory Board of JV MAN Auto-Uzbekistan Udo Velker told reporters on Friday during Uzbek-German business forum in Tashkent.
"The Uzbek side has made a proposal to create a production in the new territory in the Samarkand region. We are studying it now and will take final decision by the end of 2010," said Velker.
According to him, the Uzbek government plans to organize a full-value automobile cluster in 2011, which will incorporate enterprises producing components and spare parts.
The project will be financed from own funds of AK Uzavtoprom and Uzbek banks, and the German company invests in manufacturing equipment for the plant.
"The proposal of Uzbek side is based on the potential markets for trucks in the region of up to four thousand units per year, as well as their own plans to develop SamAuto plant, which now carried out assembly of trucks," said Velker.
JV MAN Auto-Uzbekistan was established in August 2009 by AK Uzavtoprom "(51 percent) and MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG (49 percent) with an authorized capital of three million euros.
In September last year the JV began SKD-assembly of MAN trucks on the premises Samarkand Automobile Plant ("SamAuto). Currently the JV has collected about 350 cars with capacity from 15 to 50 tons of modifications TGA and CLE.