Ganja au­to­mo­bile plant may ex­pand pro­duc­tion of “Be­larus” trac­tors

Azer News - - Business - By Rashid Shiri­nov

GHe said that the plant took part in the Be­la­gro 2018 in­ter­na­tional ex­hi­bi­tion being held in Minsk. Within the ex­hi­bi­tion, ne­go­ti­a­tions were held with the Gen­eral Di­rec­tor of the Minsk trac­tor plant (MTP) Fy­o­dor Do­motenko, dur­ing which ex­pan­sion of the model range of trac­tors pro­duced in Azer­bai­jan as well as in­creas­ing the num­ber of trac­tors that will be pro­duced this year in Ganja were dis­cussed.

“In the near fu­ture, the plant will com­plete the as­sem­bly of trac­tors un­der the pre­vi­ous con­tract, in­volv­ing the pro­duc­tion of 1,000 ve­hi­cles. Thus, there is an op­por­tu­nity to ex­tend the con­tract un­til the end of this year,” Nazarov said.

He added that the num­ber of trac­tors to be as­sem­bled at the en­ter­prise un­der the new agree­ment will be de­ter­mined dur­ing the ne­go­ti­a­tions.

The plant di­rec­tor noted that the project of Ganja au­to­mo­bile plant on pro­duc­tion of ex­port-ori­ented prod­ucts and tech­nolo­gies as well as ac­cess to the mar­kets of third coun­tries, in­volv­ing the con­struc­tion of a plant in Turkey, was also dis­cussed.

“The con­struc­tion of the new en­ter­prise is go­ing at an ac­cel­er­ated pace. On June 5, the gov­er­nor of the Kirikkale province Ilker Hak­tankac­maz visited the con­struc­tion site of the trac­tor fac­tory in Turkey and got ac­quainted with the work,” Nazarov said.

At the end of 2017, the Ganja and Minsk plants signed a strate­gic co­op­er­a­tion agree­ment, which opened up op­por­tu­ni­ties for the Azer­bai­jani en­ter­prise to es­tab­lish pro­duc­tion in Turkey. The agree­ment, in par­tic­u­lar, in­volves the ex­pan­sion of the ge­og­ra­phy of the brand pres­ence and the in­crease in sales through the cre­ation of a joint ven­ture in Turkey for the fur­ther pro­mo­tion of trac­tors in that mar­ket.

Presently, the Ganja Au­to­mo­bile Plant spe­cial­izes on as­sem­bling of Rus­sian “Oka” and “UAZ” cars, Be­laru­sian “MAZ” and “Be­larus” trac­tors, Chi­nese “Changan” vans & trucks and other ve­hi­cles. The plant is ca­pa­ble of as­sem­bling up to 1,000 trucks and 2,000 trac­tors each year. The Ganja plant co­op­er­ates with a num­ber of in­ter­na­tional part­ners, in­clud­ing Ger­man.

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