Russian Trucks to Be Produced in Samarkand
KamAZ PJSC and Uzavtosanoat JSC have signed a cooperation agreement providing for the organization of production of cargo vehicles in Uzbekistan.
The release of trucks under the KamAZ brand in Uzbekistan will be set up at the facilities of UzAutoTrailer LLC (a subsidiary of Uzavtosanoat JSC). In addition, establishment of a joint venture to assemble vehicles in the country in the future is envisaged.
According to the agreement, KamAZ will supply assembly sets of components and accessories to UzAutoTrailer, whose duties include assembling the chassis, and installing the superstructure of its own and joint production. As part of the organization of cargo auto production in Uzbekistan, the first 100 assembly kits for assembling KamAZ vehicles in the republic are planned to be delivered by the end of December this year.
«The opening of the joint production will allow us to unite our efforts with the leading enterprise of the automotive industry of Uzbekistan and expand our presence in export markets,» Sergey Kogogin, Director General of KamAZ PJSC, commented the signing of the agreement. “In addition, with its appearance on the territory of the republic, KamAZ vehicles with high technical characteristics will be closer to consumers. They will have an opportunity to update the fleet with modern, reliable, powerful cargo vehicles and contribute to the development of various industries of the republic.
The first collected cars will be presented on the joint Customer Day, which will be held in early 2018. The final joint product will be sold on the domestic market of Uzbekistan and export markets through the distributor's dealer and its dealer network created by the parties. As stipulated by the agreement, the joint venture-distributor, designed to ensure the control of the delivery time of the equipment to the end user, the completeness of the proposed model range of KamAZ vehicles, the implementation of the joint product in export markets, will be created as soon as possible.
In addition, within the framework of the cooperation agreement, deliveries of spare parts and special bodies from Uzbekistan to the enterprises of KamAZ are planned.