Russian KAMAZ to open second production line of trucks in Uzbekistan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
Russian KAMAZ PJSC intends to open a second line of assembly production of trucks in Samarkand region, Trend reports citing Uzbek media.
“Russian Tatarstan and Uzbekistan’s Tashkent region have a good relations and the assembly point of KAMAZ proves that. The opening of the second line is planned in the near future,” said Uzbekistan’s Consul General in Russian Tatarstan’s capital of Kazan Fariddin Nasriev.
A large batch of trucks assembled in the first line in Uzbekistan was sold on the spot, the diplomat noted.
The launch of the second production line is scheduled for Nov. 25-26. A delegation from Tatarstan will visit Uzbekistan to discuss trade and economic cooperation with the Uzbek side.
The KAMAZ assembly plant is based on the sites of Uzavtotrailer in the Dzhambaysky district of Samarkand region. It began operating in the spring of this year. Currently, 11 types of equipment with a loading capacity from 10 to 36 tons are produced there.
The design capacity of Uzavtotrailer is 3,000 units of equipment: 2,000 semi-trailers and 1,000 add-ons for cargo chassis. It also produces vehicles for various industries. The company employs over 400 people.
Uzbekistan’s auto industry has been significantly updated in recent years, becoming more diverse - several large companies enter the Uzbek market at once. For example, an investment agreement was signed to accelerate the construction of a Hyundai car manufacturing plant. The first finished products of the enterprise will be produced in the first half of 2020.
Moreover, Russian Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant LLC is also considering organizing the assembly of its cars in Uzbekistan.
KAMAZ Group of Companies is the largest automobile corporation in the Russia. KAMAZ PTC is one of the world's top 20 heavy duty truck producers and ranks 16th by production volumes of heavy-duty trucks with GVW exceeding 16 tons. Production capacity is 71,000 vehicles a year.
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