BelAZ Car­ry­ing Ca­pac­ity

By 2014 the largest man­u­fac­turer of heavy-duty quarry ve­hi­cles will in­crease the out­put of dump trucks with the car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity of 90-360 tonnes by 120%

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By 2014 the largest man­u­fac­turer of heavy-duty quarry ve­hi­cles will in­crease the out­put of dump trucks with the car­ry­ing

ca­pac­ity of 90-360 tonnes by 120%

At the end of 2011 the com­pany started a ma­jor in­vest­ment project to set up new fa­cil­i­ties to make heavy-duty dump trucks. Could you, please, tell us where the fa­cil­i­ties will be built and what money will be re­quired? How many dump trucks will BELAZ make an­nu­ally by 2014?

The com­pany has to in­crease its man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pac­ity due to the con­stantly grow­ing de­mand for ex­tra heavy-duty dump trucks. We be­lieve we will be able to of­fer these ve­hi­cles to cus­tomers. Af­ter Prime Min­is­ter of Be­larus Mikhail Myas­nikovich vis­ited BELAZ on 11 Au­gust 2011 the com­pany has de­vel­oped a com­plex pro­gram to set up the fa­cil­i­ties and in­crease out­put and sales of dump trucks with the car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity of 90-360 tonnes in 2011-2014.

The pro­gram is aimed at cre­at­ing the ca­pac­ity to make 838 ex­tra heavy-duty rock haulers per an­num by 2014. Of the to­tal we will make 65 90-tonne rock haulers, 476 130-tonne rock haulers, 49 170-tonne rock haulers, 218 rock haulers with the car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity of 220-240 tonnes, and 30 rock haulers with the car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity of 320-360 tonnes. The project will re­quire $260 mil­lion in in­vest­ments.

To ful­fill the pro­gram, there are plans to build 23,500 square me­ters of pro­duc­tion space in man­u­fac­tur­ing block No. 3. We will place the fa­cil­i­ties to make 320-450 tonne rock haulers, weld­ing, pro­cess­ing of most com­po­nents, their assem-

BELAZ has been a Be­laru­sian brand for a long time. Year af­ter year the Be­laru­sian au­tomaker has been up­hold­ing the brand, rapidly grow­ing and cre­at­ing new ve­hi­cles. BELAZ is a ma­jor player on the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket of rock haulers, with the com­pany’s share at 30%. The com­pany’s op­er­a­tion to­day, plans for the fu­ture are re­vealed by Piotr PARKHOM­CHIK, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of OAO Be­laru­sian Au­toworks, in an in­ter­view with the Econ­omy of Be­larus Mag­a­zine.

bly and dy­ing will be lo­cal­ized there.

An­other wing as large as 3,800 square me­ters will be built to fin­ish rock haulers able to trans­port 90-450 tonnes. It will im­prove the qual­ity of fin­ish­ing of ex­tra heavy­duty rock haulers af­ter the break-in pe­riod, im­prov­ing their readi­ness for ship­ping.

Man­u­fac­tur­ing prac­tices to be em­ployed in the new wings pro­vide for us­ing flex­i­ble tech­no­log­i­cal so­lu­tions based on wide use of high-per­for­mance pro­gram­mable equip­ment through all tech­no­log­i­cal con­ver­sions. The ap­proach will in­crease the out­put of rock haulers with the car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity of 90-360 tonnes by 120% by 2014 at the cost of a com­par­a­tively small in­crease in man­u­fac­tur­ing space. It will also more fully use the man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pac­ity while keep­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­cesses sta­ble.

The prod­uct range of Be­laru­sian Au­toworks al­ready has ex­tra heavy-duty dump trucks – 320-360 tonnes. Now spe­cial­ists are de­sign­ing a dump truck to trans­port over 400 tonnes. Tell me, please, about it in more de­tail.

Last year BELAZ rolled out nine dump trucks able to trans­port 320360 tonnes. This year the com­pany will turn out 15 trucks to meet the grow­ing de­mand.

I would like to note the com­pany fo­cuses on mod­ern­iz­ing and cre­at­ing brand new quarry ve­hi­cles. The rock hauler BELAZ-75710 with the car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity of 450 tonnes and electro­mechan­i­cal trans­mis­sion is a new promis­ing prod­uct. Its de­sign fo­cuses on re­li­a­bil­ity, com­pact­ness, a sub­stan­tial in­crease in per­for­mance cou­pled with com­pli­ance with in­ter­na­tional and Euro­pean safety stan­dards.

The new-gen­er­a­tion ve­hi­cle BELAZ-75710 will boast the lat­est de­sign de­ci­sions in sev­eral sys­tems and com­po­nents. The 4x4 wheel for­mula, a con­ven­tional front and rear air-oil sus­pen­sion with a low fric­tion co­ef­fi­cient, an orig­i­nal de­sign of the steer­ing sys­tem cou­pled with an al­ter­nat­ing-cur­rent electro­mechan­i­cal trans­mis­sion will en­able smooth driv­ing, ma­neu­ver­abil­ity, and good trac­tion pa­ram­e­ters. The dump truck will be able to reach 60 km/h. The ve­hi­cle will im­ple­ment a 4,600hp power plant.

Be­laru­sian spe­cial­ists have de­signed and pro­duced an un­manned re­motely con­trolled ve­hi­cle. Where is the truck BELAZ-75137 now? Will we see any more trucks like that?

We have de­signed a driver­less truck to im­prove la­bor au­to­ma­tion.

Safety is what mat­ters due to the rapid de­vel­op­ment of the min­ing in­dus­try and its sky­rock­et­ing out­put. Open quarry min­ing is pur­sued in vir­tu­ally all cli­matic zones of the planet. Heavy and se­vere cli­matic con­di­tions are com­bined with tailpipe pol­lu­tion, dust pol­lu­tion and so on. If a driver works 24 hours a day, the fac­tors neg­a­tively af­fect his or her over­all sta­tus. Tired­ness and lack of con­cen­tra­tion are some of the rea­sons of traf­fic ac­ci­dents. Op­er­a­tional safety mea­sures are vi­tal but not al­ways fea­si­ble in prac­tice. Re­mov­ing the driver from the haz­ardous space, which is the truck, is the first thought that comes to one’s mind as a way to im­prove the sit­u­a­tion.

As the first step BELAZ came up with a de­vel­op­ment pro­to­type of an RC rock hauler last year. The ve­hi­cle went through man­u­fac­turer’s tri­als suc­cess­fully. The ve­hi­cle can feed au­dio and video in­for­ma­tion to the driver’s work­sta­tion. Teleme­try and com­mand in­for­ma­tion flow has been es­tab­lished.

The de­vel­op­ment pro­to­type has been passed onto the ex­per­i­men­tal work­shop. Now BELAZ is work­ing to de­sign a robo­tized rock hauler. The on­board equip­ment will fea­ture a col­li­sion preven­tion sys­tem. Ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the trans­mis­sion sys­tem will be im­proved to al­low trans­mit­ting more in­for­ma­tion. Func­tions of the sys­tem are be­ing im­proved as well as soft­ware. The place­ment and the num­ber of video cam­eras are be­ing op­ti­mized. Full-scale tri­als are car­ried out. The com­pany is al­ways on the look­out for new tech­no­log­i­cal so­lu­tions.

Au­to­mated driv­ing will im­prove safety, re­duce ex­penses of min­ing com­pa­nies, will im­prove the over­all ef­fec­tive­ness of min­ing op­er­a­tions and will greatly re­duce the im­pact of haz­ardous fac­tors on hu­man health. There­fore, the pro­duc­tion of an RC ve­hi­cle is a most im­por­tant step made by Be­laru­sian Au­toworks in a bid to pre­serve and strengthen its lead­ing po­si­tion on the global mar­ket of min­ing ve­hi­cles. The cre­ation of a fully au­to­mated sys­tem “dump truck – ex­ca­va­tor” with an op­er­a­tor con­trol­ling the en­tire sys­tem is the final goal the com­pany aims for.

BELAZ is an ex­porter with over 95% of the out­put shipped abroad. Tell me, please, about the ge­og­ra­phy of ex­ports in de­tail. What new sales mar­kets did you get in 2011? Where are BELAZ joint ven­tures abroad?

In 2011 BELAZ suc­cess­fully im­ple­mented the strat­egy of en­hanc­ing and di­ver­si­fy­ing sales on for­eign mar­kets. Be­laru­sian quarry ve­hi­cles and spare parts were ex­ported to over 30 coun­tries. Among them are tra­di­tional mar­kets of Rus­sia, Ukraine, Kaza­khstan, Uzbek­istan, other CIS states as well as Asia (China, Mon­go­lia, Viet­nam), Africa (South Africa, Guinea, Egypt), Latin Amer­ica (Chile, Venezuela), Europe (Bul­garia, Ser­bia, Bos­nia, Poland, Es­to­nia, and oth­ers).

Last year BELAZ ex­ported over $1 bil­lion worth of mer­chan­dise, with the ex­port growth rate at 150.8% as against 2010 and 174.9% as against 2008. The com­pany’s last year’s for­eign trade bal­ance ex­ceeded $460 mil­lion.

Rus­sia ac­counted for 67.9% of the sales, non-cis states 15.8%, CIS states 11.6%, Be­larus’ do­mes­tic mar­ket 4.7%. The growth rate of the sales in Rus­sia stood at 154.9% as against 2010. BELAZ ve­hi­cles are used by coal-min­ing com­pa­nies in Kuznetsk Basin, Yaku­tia, Kras­no­yarsk Ter­ri­tory, by ore-min­ing com­pa­nies in the North-western Dis­trict, the Kursk mag­netic anom­aly, by met­al­lur­gi­cal com­pa­nies of Ural, Siberia, Far East and other regions.

In 2011 the largest and most in­ter­ested part­ners were Kuzbass­razrezu­gol, Mechel Min­ing, the hold­ing com­pany Siberian Busi­ness Union. BELAZ’ re­la­tions with these com­pa­nies are longterm. Mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial agree­ments on strate­gic co­op­er­a­tion have been signed. For in­stance, last year BELAZ and Mechel Min­ing signed a strate­gic agree­ment for the de­liv­ery of about 900 dump trucks with the car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity of 136-320 tonnes (80-90 trucks per an­num) by 2022. The com­pany has al­ready started im­ple­ment­ing the agree­ment.

BELAZ’ ex­port growth rate for CIS and non-cis states amounted to 162.7% and 129.2% re­spec­tively. 2011 saw BELAZ de­liv­er­ing 220 tonne dump trucks to Kaza­khstan and Mon­go­lia for the first time. South Africa bought 130 tonne trucks. Chile bought 55 tonne trucks. Bul­garia

bought a wheeled bull­dozer and a water dis­tri­bu­tion ve­hi­cle.

In 2012 there are plans to in­crease the ex­port of quarry ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing via pen­e­trat­ing mar­kets of In­done­sia, In­dia, Peru, Brazil, and Mex­ico.

So far BELAZ has set up joint ven­tures in Kaza­khstan, Rus­sia, and China.

Work is un­der­way to set up a ser­vice cen­ter in Venezuela. We have de­vel­oped and agreed a sys­tem ac­tion pro­gram with Am­bas­sador Ex­tra­or­di­nary and Plenipo­ten­tiary of Be­larus to Venezuela Valentin Guri­novich. The pro­gram is aimed at fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of the ser­vice chain in Venezuela. It in­cludes step-by-step ac­tions to set up a ser­vice cen­ter with a train­ing class­room.

A spare parts ware­house has been es­tab­lished in the city of Vic­to­ria for the sake of un­in­ter­rupted op­er­a­tion of quarry ve­hi­cles. We have trans­lated tech­ni­cal doc­u­ments for the rock hauler BELAZ-75570 and have handed them over to the Venezue­lan side. BELAZ rep­re­sen­ta­tives are con­stantly in Venezuela to pro­vide tech­ni­cal aid and train per­son­nel.

Buy­ing min­ing ve­hi­cles is a long-term in­vest­ment for min­ing com­pa­nies. We are ea­ger to help them us­ing var­i­ous forms of sales, in­clud­ing leas­ing. Our part­ners can buy BELAZ ve­hi­cles on pref­er­en­tial terms us­ing two schemes in­volv­ing gov­ern­ment aid. Quarry ve­hi­cles are sold in line with the agree­ment on Sber­bank of Rus­sia loans, which are avail­able for Rus­sian buy­ers of Be­larus-made ve­hi­cles.

What does BELAZ do to im­prove qual­ity and com­pet­i­tive abil­ity of its prod­ucts? Do you man­age to keep com­pet­i­tive prices for Be­laru­sian dump trucks?

Qual­ity is the most im­por­tant in­di­ca­tor of a com­pet­i­tive prod­uct and im­prove­ment in the eco­nomic state of the com­pany. This is why BELAZ’ mis­sion is to make re­li­able quarry ve­hi­cles with bal­anced qual­ity and price to sat­isfy and in­spire con­fi­dence in cus­tomers and the so­ci­ety.

We un­der­stand we can reach the goal by man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pet­i­tive, re­li­able and safe prod­ucts that meet cus­tomer’s ex­pec­ta­tions. To do it, the lat­est tech­nolo­gies are used, tech­no­log­i­cal and metro­log­i­cal equip­ment to en­sure high qual­ity of prod­ucts. Belaz’s man­u­fac­tur­ing is based on pro­cesses and re­lies on a qual­ity man­age­ment sys­tem com­pli­ant with ISO 9001. Per­for­mance of the qual­ity man­age­ment sys­tem is an­a­lyzed, de­ci­sions are made to im­prove the com­pany op­er­a­tion and take into ac­count changes in cus­tomer pref­er­ences.

Qual­ity im­prove­ment ef­forts are an­a­lyzed at all stages. They are dis­cussed in de­tail at tech­ni­cal con­fer­ences, ses­sions of the cor­po­ra­tion’s qual­ity com­mis­sion. We stay in touch with sup­pli­ers, keep­ing an eye on the ful­fill­ment of the qual­ity pro­gram, in par­tic­u­lar, the de­sign and tech­no­log­i­cal mea­sures meant to im­prove the tech­ni­cal level and the com­pet­i­tive abil­ity of prod­ucts.

We are ea­ger to sat­isfy cus­tomer de­sires. We im­prove and re­new prod­ucts in co-au­thor­ship with lead­ing pro­duc­ers of com­po­nents, con­stantly im­prov­ing its con­sumer qual­i­ties. BELAZ min­ing ve­hi­cles can be op­tion­ally fit­ted with com­po­nents from the world’s lead­ing pro­duc­ers. To make cus­tomer ex­pec­ta­tions come true, BELAZ em­ploys an ef­fec­tive qual­ity ser­vice team of 430 highly qual­i­fied spe­cial­ists, man­agers and testers.

BELAZ of­fers qual­ity prod­ucts only thanks to the qual­ity man­age­ment sys­tem cer­ti­fied for com­pli­ance with STB ISO 9001-2009. The qual­ity man­age­ment sys­tem of BELAZ’ Mogilev-based branch has its own certificate of com­pli­ance with the na­tional sys­tem and the Ger­man sys­tem TGA. BELAZ em­ploys a to­tal of 107 stan­dards as part of the sys­tem. As many as 13 pro­cesses de­ter­mine the com­pany’s op­er­a­tion from de­sign to af­ter­sales ser­vice as part of the qual­ity man­age­ment sys­tem.

In­tro­duced in 2000, the qual­ity man­age­ment sys­tem means the com­pany is se­ri­ous about main­tain­ing cut­ting-edge stan­dards. BELAZ uses the lat­est sci­en­tific and tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vances, putting ef­forts into mak­ing its dump trucks re­li­able, safe, and com­fort­able. These fac­tors give BELAZ an edge over com­pe­ti­tion.

Af­ter the ex­am­i­na­tion per­formed by the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion body BELGISS in May 2011 the com­pany’s certificate of com­pli­ance was ex­tended onto the pro­duc­tion and af­ter­sales ser­vice of con­sumer goods. The qual­ity man­age­ment sys­tem is be­ing con­stantly im­proved tak­ing into ac­count re­sults of in­ter­nal au­dits and ex­am­i­na­tions by the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion body.

To main­tain proper qual­ity and com­pet­i­tive abil­ity of its prod­ucts, the com­pany has in­tro­duced in­ter­na­tional stan­dards har­mo­nized with Euro­pean re­quire­ments for such prod­ucts. Min­ing and ex­ca­vat­ing ve­hi­cles are com­pli­ant with re­quire­ments of Euro­pean di­rec­tive No. 2006/42/EU. If ex­ported to Europe, ve­hi­cles are la­beled with a CE sign.

Com­pli­ance of prod­ucts is con­firmed by tri­als and con­se­quent cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of prod­ucts. The com­pany boasts a set of equip­ment able to carry out any strength tests of ma­jor com­po­nents. Be­sides, a test­ing range has been com­mis­sioned to ac­cel­er­ate tests of new prod­ucts in con­di­tions re­sem­bling ac­tual op­er­at­ing con­di­tions as much as pos­si­ble.

To con­firm qual­ity and im­prove sales, vol­un­tary cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of all the main prod­ucts, in­clud­ing dump trucks and other min­ing ve­hi­cles, has been car­ried out.

Af­ter­sales ser­vice is a large com­po­nent in com­pet­i­tive abil­ity of min­ing ve­hi­cles. What do you do to sup­ply ser­vice cen­ters with spare parts?

BELAZ’ ser­vice chain in­cludes ser­vice cen­ters and deal­er­ships. As of 2011 it in­cludes only cer­ti­fied ser­vice cen­ters that com­ply with BELAZ re­quire­ments. As many as 42 com­pa­nies were ex­am­ined for com­pli­ance with BELAZ re­quire­ments. The ser­vice cen­ters that failed the tests were rec­om­mended to step up their op­er­a­tion and try get­ting tested once again.

In the CIS states there are 17 re­gional ser­vice com­pa­nies, in which BELAZ owns 75-100% of the prop­erty. In the CIS states there are also 13 ser­vice cen­ters of the deal­er­ship chain, six ser­vice en­ter­prises and one sup­port base. In Rus­sia there are 24 of them, 4 in Kaza­khstan, 4 in Ukraine, one in Ar­me­nia, three in other CIS states. There are six ser­vice cen­ters of the deal­er­ships in non-cis states. The ser­vice cen­ters em­ploy over 1,200 peo­ple.

BELAZ spe­cial­ists pro­vide aid in re­solv­ing prob­lems that emerge in the op­er­a­tion of rock haulers on site in war­ranty pe­riod and in post­war­ranty pe­riod on a for-fee ba­sis. In 2011 spe­cial­ists of the tech­ni­cal ser­vice depart­ment and ser­vice cen­ters, who per­formed in­stal­la­tion and car­ried out pre-com­mis­sion­ing, com­mis­sioned 1,112 new ve­hi­cles at min­ing en­ter­prises in CIS and non-cis states. Spe­cial­ists of BELAZ’ af­ter­sales ser­vice depart­ment went on busi­ness trips over 140 times.

To­day I am con­fi­dent that the com­pany can sat­isfy any cus­tomer re­quire­ments re­gard­ing the choice and op­tions of the ve­hi­cles they buy. BELAZ is al­ways open to co­op­er­a­tion with in­ter­ested sides. Since its foun­da­tion the com­pany has de­vel­oped over 600 mod­i­fi­ca­tions of min­ing ve­hi­cles.

BELAZ has set up a work­ing group to pre­pare an IPO. Ear­lier you said that the com­pany was busy trans­fer­ring its ac­count­ing prac­tices onto in­ter­na­tional stan­dards. What has been done so far? Are there po­ten­tial in­vestors?

The ini­tial public of­fer­ing is a complicated and la­bor-in­ten­sive process. BELAZ shares are an­other prod­uct and there­fore re­quire­ments for the prod­uct are tough.

OAO Be­laru­sian Au­toworks is in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized as a man­u­fac­turer of re­li­able and qual­ity ve­hi­cles. Now the com­pany will have to earn its rep­u­ta­tion as a re­li­able bor­rower and a part­ner. Turn­ing out com­pet­i­tive world level prod­ucts is not enough to achieve the goal. In­vestors have to be con­fi­dent that BELAZ has come to stay. To get the idea through, it is nec­es­sary to talk to in­vestors us­ing the same lan­guage, in­clud­ing fi­nan­cial fig­ures.

Re­ports pre­pared in com­pli­ance with in­ter­na­tional fi­nan­cial re­port­ing stan­dards are manda­tory

for float­ing shares on for­eign stock ex­changes. Be­sides, it ties in with the Be­laru­sian gov­ern­ment’s pol­icy of step-by-step in­tro­duc­tion of these stan­dards in ev­ery­day prac­tices. There­fore, BELAZ is tak­ing mea­sures to trans­form its re­port­ing prac­tices. It should be noted that re­ported fig­ures have to be con­firmed by an au­dit.

The com­pany plans to fin­ish the mea­sures by the end of Q1 2012. BELAZ has set up a depart­ment to pro­vide in­vestors with the in­for­ma­tion re­quired to pro­mote shares on for­eign mar­kets.

Prospects of the ini­tial public of­fer­ing seg­ment are not yet de­ter­mined. They are in­flu­enced by ex­ter­nal fac­tors, in­clud­ing the fi­nan­cial and eco­nomic sta­tus of in­ter­na­tional money mar­kets, slower growth of the global econ­omy, in­ter­est of for­eign na­tions in Be­larus and other fac­tors. By the way, a large num­ber of com­pa­nies have post­poned the IPOS they planned for late 2011.

Mean­while, min­ing in­dus­try prospects look promis­ing. It means that pro­duc­ers of min­ing ve­hi­cles will have new or­ders and new cus­tomers. Be­larus should pen­e­trate promis­ing mar­kets and the move re­quires huge in­vest­ments. The com­pany plans to float its shares to get them. We will be able to get ac­cess to in­ex­pen­sive long-term fi­nan­cial re­sources and a mar­ket eval­u­a­tion. We will make the brand highly rec­og­nized and will en­sure high in­ter­est of in­vestors in the com­pany.

Although BELAZ has quite many po­ten­tial in­vestors, it is pre­ma­ture to men­tion any spe­cific names be­fore the com­pany has en­tered the in­ter­na­tional stock mar­ket.

What was BELAZ per­for­mance in 2011? How much money was in­vested in man­u­fac­tur­ing de­vel­op­ment?

Last year the growth rate of the out­put amounted to 150.6% as against 2010 in com­pa­ra­ble prices. The com­pany turned out 1,461 BELAZ ve­hi­cles. Its branch Mogilev Au­to­mo­bile Plant made 138 ve­hi­cles. As many as 1,545 rail­way cars were made. The share of new prod­ucts in the in­dus­trial out­put of Be­larus amounted to 78.7%. In 2010 the com­pany in­vested Br80 bil­lion in pro­duc­tion de­vel­op­ment while in 2011 BELAZ in­vested about Br180 bil­lion. In 2012 there are plans to in­vest Br450 bil­lion.

What do you do to en­cour­age your em­ploy­ees: de­sign­ers, engineers, work­ing elite? If it is not a se­cret, how much do Be­laru­sian Au­toworks em­ploy­ees earn?

Salar­iesof Be­laz­work­ers­de­pend on their per­sonal con­tri­bu­tion and the com­pany’s over­all per­for­mance. In De­cem­ber 2011 salaries av­er­aged Br4,275,800, with salaries of piece­work sys­tem work­ers at Br5,106,300, salaries of ex­ec­u­tives, spe­cial­ists, and clerks at Br4,879,800.

The com­pany uses var­i­ous meth­ods to en­cour­age per­for­mance, in­clud­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity wages.

To en­cour­age em­ploy­ees of the mar­ket­ing and sales de­part­ments in line with pres­i­den­tial de­cree No. 49 of 23 Jan­uary 2009 per­sonal salaries are paid to those, who earn for­eign cur­rency for the com­pany, in­crease ex­port and re­duce the fin­ished goods in­ven­tory. The sys­tem has proved to be ef­fec­tive. There­fore, we are in­ter­ested in our em­ploy­ees be­ing ini­tia­tive and ea­ger to im­prove their pro­fes­sional and in­tel­lec­tual skills.

The com­pany has de­vel­oped and uses a sys­tem of reg­u­la­tions to en­able fi­nan­cial and moral la­bor en­cour­age­ment, al­low­ing in­di­vid­ual work­ers to earn ben­e­fits thanks to their ini­tia­tives and in­tel­lect. Fi­nan­cial en­cour­age­ment is avail­able for peo­ple, who sub­sti­tute tem­po­rar­ily ab­sent work­ers, for ful­fill­ment of tech­ni­cal or­ga­ni­za­tion mea­sures and the in­tro­duc­tion of re­search prod­ucts. We en­cour­age for ful­fill­ing par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant man­u­fac­tur­ing tasks, for re­duc­ing the stan­dard tech­no­logic la­bor in­ten­sity of the prod­ucts they make. Reg­u­la­tions have been worked out to en­cour­age mul­ti­ple em­ploy­ments, reg­u­la­tions on tem­po­rary sci­en­tific (creative) groups of in­ter­est at OAO BELAZ, reg­u­la­tions on ra­tio­nal­iza­tion ac­tiv­ity and other en­cour­age­ment reg­u­la­tions. We trea­sure our peo­ple and want them to have de­cent salaries be­cause it is their in­tel­lect and hands that cre­ate in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized BELAZ ve­hi­cles.

OAO BELAZ should pay close at­ten­tion to im­prov­ing the qual­ity and the com­pet­i­tive abil­ity of its prod­ucts, said Prime Min­is­ter of Be­larus Mikhail Myas­nikovich as he vis­ited the com­pany in Au­gust 2012

The un­manned dump truck BELAZ

75131, which de­vel­op­men­tal pro­to­type is be­ing

tested by the com­pany, can be con­trolled from any

part of the globe

Rock hauler BELAZ-75600 able to trans­port 320 tonnes at the Bachatsky open­pit mine of OAO Kuzbass­razrezu­gol

Since its foun­da­tion the Zhodino-based

en­ter­prise has de­signed over 500 mod­i­fi­ca­tions of rock

haulers with the car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity of

27-360 tonnes

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