Minsk Automobile Plant starts exporting buses to Colombia.
Passenger vehicles have been developed specifically for this country and are undergoing tests. In addition, special chassis has been designed for Ecuador. Their shipments will begin in late 2011. Around that time an assembly facility will start operating in Venezuela. It will manufacture 5,000 buses a year.
MAZ intends to continue building up its exports to Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. In H1 this year the company sold equipment worth Br1.6 trillion. Exports almost doubled. Thus, MAZ share in the Russian market rose from 11% in 2010 to 20% in H1 2011.
Today Minsk Automobile Plant produces more than 4,000 models and modifications of vehicles, 12 basic models of buses.