Ta­tra trucks to be pro­duced in Azer­bai­jan next year

Azer News - - Front Page - By Aygul Sal­manova

Ganja Au­to­mo­bile Plant (GAP), which ranks among ma­jors of the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try in Azer­bai­jan and Czech au­to­mo­bile com­pany “Ta­tra” signed a mem­o­ran­dum at the em­bassy of the Czech.

Ganja Au­to­mo­bile Plant (GAP), which ranks among ma­jors of the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try in Azer­bai­jan and Czech au­to­mo­bile com­pany “Ta­tra” signed a mem­o­ran­dum at the em­bassy of the Czech.

Am­bas­sador of Azer­bai­jan to Czech Repub­lic Farid Shafiyev, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Azer­bai­jani-Euro­pean Cham­ber of Com­merce and the press at­tended the mem­o­ran­dum.

The Czech Repub­lic said in a mes­sage that Azer­bai­jan will launch the pro­duc­tion of Ta­tra trucks from 2018.

A mem­o­ran­dum was signed be­tween Ganja Au­to­mo­bile Plant pro­duc­tion as­so­ci­a­tion and Ta­tra com­pany at the em­bassy of the Czech Repub­lic in Azer­bai­jan.

The doc­u­ment was signed by head of Ganja Au­to­mo­bile Plant Khan­lar Fatiyev and chair­man of Ta­tra board Petr Rusek.

Speak­ing at the event, Shafiyev praised Ta­tra's en­try into the in­dus­trial sec­tor of Azer­bai­jan as a sig­nif­i­cant event and the Czech com­pany's trusr in the Ganja au­to­mo­bile plant is praise­wor­thy.

The am­bas­sador also said that the sign­ing of the mem­o­ran­dum would con­trib­ute to the non-oil sec­tor of Azer­bai­jan.

Start­ing in 2018, pro­duc­tion of var­i­ous mod­els of Ta­tra trucks will be­gin in Azer­bai­jan, ac­cord­ing to the agree­ment.

The foun­da­tion of the Ganja Au­to­mo­bile Plant was laid in 1986. The pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity of the plant was cal­cu­lated for the pro­duc­tion of 30,000 ve­hi­cles of medium ton­nage.

The con­struc­tion of the plant was to be com­pleted by the end of 1989, ac­cord­ing to the project. How­ever, as a re­sult of the col­lapse of the USSR, the con­struc­tion of the plant was stopped. Only af­ter Azer­bai­jan gained in­de­pen­dence, the gov­ern­ment of the coun­try took up the is­sue of con­tin­u­ing con­struc­tion of the plant. And in De­cem­ber 2004 the Ganja Au­to­mo­bile Plant started its ac­tiv­ity.

The plant cur­rently as­sem­bles ‘Be­larus’ trac­tors and MAZ, KAMAZ and ‘Ural’ cars.

Be­ing lo­cated in Azer­bai­jan's sec­ond largest city Ganja Au­to­mo­bile Plant is ca­pa­ble of as­sem­bling up to 1,000 trucks and 2,000 trac­tors each year.

In ad­di­tion to trac­tors and cars, the Plant man­u­fac­tures var­i­ous at­tach­ments for ‘Be­larus’. The equip­ment man­u­fac­tured at the en­ter­prise is is­sued with a guar­an­tee for one year, as well as its high-qual­ity ser­vice in all re­gions of the coun­try.

Azer­bai­jan, is cur­rently work­ing to de­velop its car man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try and encouraging in­te­rior pur­chases within the coun­try.

The coun­try now also plans to ar­range assem­bly of trac­tors pro­duced by the Chi­nese YTO Group Cor­po­ra­tion, which is stip­u­lated by the agree­ment signed be­tween the Food Prod­ucts' Pro­cure­ment and Sup­ply OJSC, the YTO Group Cor­po­ra­tion and Aqro­fun LLC.

More­over, joint Azer­bai­jani-Ira­nian au­to­mo­bile plant, be­ing built in the Neftchala In­dus­trial District can pro­duce buses.

The an­nual pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity of the Azer­bai­jani-Ira­nian au­to­mo­bile fac­tory Az­er­mash OJSC, be­ing built in Neftchala, will amount to 10,000 cars per year. Some 20 per­cent of the ve­hi­cles will be ex­ported to CIS and Cen­tral Asian coun­tries. The price of new cars will be 10,00012,000 man­ats ($5,800-7,000), adding that the cars pro­duced at the plant will meet Euro 5 stan­dard.

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