Azerbaijan starts assembling KAMAZ (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 14
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The Ganja Automobile Plant has commissioned the production of KAMAZ vehicles, a source at the factory told Trend April 14.
"After the signing of the agreement with KAMAZ OJSC in February, an assembly line was established at the factory which has produced the first car today," said the source. "It is expected that the volume of production of the new assembly line will be 1,500 cars a year."
The opening of the new assembly line was attended Interim President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Azerbaijani Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov, head of the executive power of Ganja Elmar Valiyev and Director General of KAMAZ OJSC Sergey Kogoghin.
In accordance with the agreement concluded with the Russian company, the Ganja Automobile Plant is expected to produce 31 models of KAMAZ vehicles. A new workshop for the industrial assembly of KAMAZ vehicles will also be organized at the plant until the end of the year.
The Ganja Automobile Plant began its work in December 2004. In the early days of its operation, the plant had 85 employees, but now it employs 700 people.
In general, the plant produced about 5,500 tractors of 8 models and about 2,400 MAZ vehicles of 21 models.
In 2015, it is planned to produce up to 500 MAZ vehicles for various purposes, up to 50 HALLER utility vehicles, which meet environmental standard EURO-4, about 1,400 tractors "Belarus" of different models and more than 30 KAMAZ vehicles at the plant.
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