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“How Do They Do It?”

That’s the question British journalists asked themselves when they arrived at KAMAZ this spring to film a story about the best Russian trucks production. This video has already been broadcast by Discovery Channel in the UK.

The short five-minute video of the How Do They Do It? show tells about many things: KAMAZ’s production volume, people building KAMAZ vehicles and unique equipment they use. It’s a simple, accessible and vivid presentation of all stages of KAMAZ vehicles production. It shows the entire chain of truck production – from metal casting to a ready truck rolling off the main assembly line. The journalists told about thorough processing of each detail before it becomes a part of “one of the toughest trucks ever built, famed for its incredible endurance, rugged enough to cope with the African desert or the Siberian winter”.

Now, the show is available only for English-speaking viewers, but it will soon be broadcast by RussiaDiscovery too.

Discovery Channel is considered to be the most interesting and popular TV channel in the world, with more than 1.5 billion viewers in 169 countries daily.

You can watch the show at https://app.aframe.com/links/12e22259768cdc573b195e1d76ce853d.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Indians at KAMAZ

A delegation from India visited OJSC KAMAZ. A crash course was organized for employees of the Indo-Russian joint venture KAMAZ Vectra Motors Limited (KVML), dealers, representatives of financial institutions of India and users of KAMAZ products so that they could familiarize themselves with KAMAZ’s traditions, corporate values and production standards.

The guests visited the automobile plant, the engine plant, as well as joint ventures CUMMINS KAMA, ZF KAMA, Mercedes Benz Trucks Vostok, Naberezhnochelninsky avtotsentr KAMAZ.

During the meeting, Anil Kumar Yendluri, CEO of India’s largest coal port Krishnapatnam, and Sergey Kogogin, Director General of OJSC KAMAZ, signed a Memorandum of Understanding. According to the document, it is planned to deliver one hundred KAMAZ-6540 dump trucks produced by KAMAZ Vectra Motors Limited JV which will be used for coal transportation to the port at the end of 2013/beginning of 2014.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Moody’s: KAMAZ’s Stable Outlook

KAMAZ was for the first time rated by Moody`s.

The international rating agency Moody`s Investors Service (Moody`s) assigned a Ba1-PD Probability of Default Rating and a Ba1 Corporate Family Rating (CFR) to OJSC KAMAZ. The outlook is “stable”.

Moody’s Interfax Rating Agency assigned an Aa1.ru national scale rating to KAMAZ.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

KAMAZ Vehicles are Russia’s Military Power

KAMAZ will take an active part in the 9th International Exhibition of Arms, Military Equipment and Ammunition – Russian Arms Expo 2013 – to be held in Nizhny Tagil from 25 to 28 September.

The exhibition will showcase the best models of military equipment, arms and ammunition which form the basis of the Armed Forces of Russia. It is no coincidence the Russian designers’ achievements in the development of new weaponry attract the visitors’ interest many of whom represent foreign armies.

KAMAZ repeatedly demonstrated military vehicles with technical characteristics superior to both Russian and foreign models in Nizhny Tagil. This year, besides popular models of Mustang military vehicles, the company will for the first time demonstrate a new line of military equipment – Typhoon – which includes three promising developments: KAMAZ-63968, KAMAZ-63969, KAMAZ-53949 and the immediate response vehicle IVECO 65E19WM (LMV) Lynx.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Business and Government for State Support to Gas Motor Fuel Market

Russian machine builders and experts of the State Duma met to discuss today’s measures of state support to the gas motor fuel market.

The meeting was attended by deputies of the State Duma, including Alfiya Kogogina, a member of the Committee on Industry, the heads of executive bodies and ministries, the leading engineering companies, institutes and universities, non-governmental organizations, and industry experts. A working group will summarize the sitters’ proposals and transmit them to the executive and legislative authorities for consideration.

You can read the full text of the press release at http://www.kamaz.ru/en/media/articles/20130920/.

Friday, 20 September 2013

KAMAZ Presents NGVs

Today, KAMAZ vehicles running on natural gas: trucks, buses, loaders, sweeping machines, etc. – have been presented in St. Petersburg, at Rastrelli Square (in front of Smolny Cathedral), in the presence of Aleksandr Drozdenko, Governor of Leningrad Oblast.

The governor and directors of municipal and road services, passenger and cargo carriers examined 11 units of the new model range of KAMAZ vehicles running on natural gas. After the presentation in the House of Government of Leningrad Oblast, Aleksandr Drozdenko, Governor of the region, and Sergey Kogogin, General Director of OJSC KAMAZ, signed a memorandum on cooperation to expand the use of NGVs in Leningrad Oblast, particularly in the supply of KAMAZ buses to passenger carriers of Lomonosov and Gatchina regions.

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During the subsequent press conference, Sergey Kogogin noted that the agreement signed with Leningrad Oblast would become an important step in promotion of CNG vehicles, “St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast are strategically important areas for KAMAZ striving to expand the geography of NGV sales. KAMAZ has potential to help convert almost 50% of public transport to gas fuel,” the top manager of KAMAZ said.

It should be recalled that this summer it was decided to convert municipal vehicles and passenger transport means of Leningrad Oblast to an alternative fuel – natural gas. This will help to reduce economic costs and rate growth, because the cost of motor gas fuel is half as high as that of petrol or diesel fuel. The use of natural gas as a fuel is beneficial not only to owners of vehicle fleets who can reduce costs for vehicle operation, but also to all residents of the city and the region. Methane is the safest and environmentally friendly fuel the use of which will significantly reduce the amount of harmful emissions into the atmosphere.


Thursday, 19 September 2013

Putin Shows Interest in New KAMAZ Vehicle

Yesterday, on the 18th of September, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting on progress in the implementation of the State Armament Programme for 2011-2020 for Equipping the Ground Forces with Weapons and Special Equipment in Izhevsk which was attended by Sergey Kogogin, General Director of OJSC KAMAZ.

Despite the specific subject matter of the meeting, Vladimir Putin drew attention not only to “military” aspects. Addressing himself to the top manager of KAMAZ he said, “Taking the opportunity of the fact that there are representatives of the industry here, Mr. Kogogin, please answer questions from those who like your equipment and use it constantly.”

“I concern myself with different branches of production,” Russian President continued, “yesterday, if you`ve been paying attention, I met with agricultural producers. During our conversation, one of the participants, a KAMAZ driver, asked me, “Could you answer my question? We drive modern tractors, combines, and our domestic vehicles are already close to international standards, also in the quality of work of those who use this equipment. But when will KAMAZ produce a new cab?” I answered I had already seen that cabin. Mr. Kogogin showed it to me a year and a half ago. But when will vehicles be equipped with these cabs?”

“From the 1st of October the company will launch mass production of vehicles with new cabs,” Sergey Kogogin answered President.

“From the 1st of October! I think that this will be good news for anyone who uses KAMAZ vehicles,” Head of State concluded with satisfaction.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

KAMAZ’s New Project

KAMAZ has launched a new large-scale project to join efforts of its enterprises to enhance sales of trailers manufactured by Trailer KAMAZ Inc. and JSC Neftekamsk Automobile Plant.

A special service in KAMAZ FINANCE AND TRADING COMPANY will centralize sales of trailers as part of a single pricing and distribution policy. In cooperation with the company’s manufacturers and functional units, the service will combine existing dealer networks of two subsidiaries of KAMAZ – JSC Neftekamsk Automobile Plant (Neftekamsk) and Trailer KAMAZ Inc. (Stavropol) – so that they could share sales with KAMAZ’s sales distribution network. There will be an integrated environment for partners selling trailers, also through a centralized delivery to dealers. The company will create a transparent promotion system similar to a system of promotion of other KAMAZ vehicles.

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It is expected that such centralization will allow producers to focus on the manufacture and supply of products meeting consumers` expectations in terms of modern performance and usability properties the most important of which are reliability and attractive design. The project will help manufacturers develop and invest in the largest and growing trailer markets.

As part of the project, KAMAZ will release a single price list for trailers and open sales offices of KAMAZ F&T CO Inc. in Stavropol and Neftekamsk already in September. It is planned to sign dealer agreements with companies interested in selling KAMAZ trailers and give them the status – OJSC KAMAZ’s Trailer Dealer.


Thursday, 19 September 2013

KAMAZ NGVs for Russia’s Northern Capital

OJSC KAMAZ will present a new range of vehicles running on natural gas to the authorities of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast.

KAMAZ will participate in the Conference on the Use of Compressed Natural Gas as a Motor Fuel and the Presentation of NGVs which will be held on 18 and 19 September 2013 in St. Petersburg.

The authorities of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast, as well as the directors of municipal and road services, passenger and cargo carriers will meet with the representatives of OJSC KAMAZ and OOO Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo to discuss the use of natural gas as a motor fuel and infrastructure development, organization of service and maintenance of natural gas vehicles.

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OJSC KAMAZ plans not only to present commercial gas-engine vehicles, but also to sign an Agreement of Intent with the Government of Leningrad Oblast on the 19th of September. A press conference will be organized with the participation of Aleksandr Drozdenko, Governor of Leningrad Oblast, and Sergey Kogogin, General Director of OJSC KAMAZ.

The members of the KAMAZ delegation, including Evgeny Pronin, Deputy General Director of OJSC KAMAZ for Sales and Service; Oleg Ershov, Director of Leasing and Sales Development, General Director of Leasing Company KAMAZ Inc.; Rafael Batyrshin, CEO of OOO RariTEK, OJSC KAMAZ’s general distributor of gas-powered vehicles, the company’s dealers in Russia’s Northwestern Federal District, will tell about the model range of KAMAZ NGVs, peculiarities of their maintenance and repair. The representatives of OOO Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo will introduce the program of development of a gas fueling infrastructure for motor vehicles in the region.

Today OJSC KAMAZ has a solid experience of production and sales of CNG trucks: last year the company sold 300 CNG vehicles, and this year it has signed contracts for the supply of more than 1000 gas KAMAZ vehciles.

The use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel is beneficial not only to owners of fleets who can reduce costs for operation of vehciles, but also to all residents of the city and the region. Methane is the safest and environmentally friendly fuel the use of which will significantly reduce the amount of harmful emissions into the atmosphere.

Under the state program of conversion of vehicles to natural gas, there are two cooperation agreements in force: between JSC GAZPROM and the Government of St. Petersburg (signed in June 2013), between OOO Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo and the Government of Leningrad Oblast (signed in September 2012).

KAMAZ and NEFAZ CNG vehicles are already operating in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast.


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

New Platforms from NEFAZ

Shop 2 of Neftekamsk Automobile Plant, a subsidiary of KAMAZ in Bashkortostan, has equipped a new section for welding and assembly of oval-shaped platforms. It is planned to produce four models of oval-shaped platforms for Dump Trucks 9509, 65201-84, 6520-81, 65115-91.

It was planned to produce 13 assembly and welding stands. The designers were set a task to unify welding and assembly machines in order to save space and reduce costs for tool-making.

Site planning was made by Maryam Egorova, Chief Engineer. Danil Khaibullin, Chief Designer and the winner of a professional skills contest, managed to design a multipurpose and, at the same time, ergonomic construction – a complex convertible stand for welding and assembly of platforms of three models. There is a feature of short changeover of welding machines for different models. And Sergey Balabanov, the twice winner of the design solutions professional competition, who had worked on the stand of Frame 9509, offered a design solution due to which the company managed to save about 55 square meters of production space: one assembly stand can assemble and weld two frame rails and the whole frame.

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A stand for welding and assembly of Platform Base 9509 was constructed by Vladimir Babin, a prize-winner of the All-Russian 3D-modeling competition, 3-rd Category Design Engineer. A stand for bases of other platforms and a project of a stand for Side 65115-91 was designed by Elena Uzbekova, 3-rd Category Design Engineer. Other devices were designed with the participation of Rais Khayrullin, Chief Design Engineer – Head of Group, and Liudmila Samarina, 1st Category Design Engineer.

Oval-shaped platforms, unlike bucket ones, feature a number of advantages: a stronger structure due to its rounded shape, improved performance. This saves metal, thereby reducing the overall cost of the dump truck.

Neftekamsk Automobile Plant managed to realize all projects within a short space of time according to the schedule. The site has been constructed, and today’s task for KAMAZ’s subsidiary is to use it effectively.


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Italians at KAMAZ

A delegation of the Italian company UFI FILTERS spa is being on a working visit at KAMAZ.

UFI Group supplies the world’s largest vehicle and bus manufacturers, including KAMAZ, with filtration systems. UFI FILTERS products for KAMAZ trucks are delivered by OOO AvtoZapchast KAMAZ which sells spare parts for KAMAZ vehicles on the entire territory of Russia.

Both companies are interested in cooperation, so it was decided to hold business negotiations in Naberezhnye Chelny. The top managers of UFI – Giorgio Girondi and Piero Bruno – met with Sergey Kogogin, Director General of KAMAZ, and discussed a number of issues. Later the Italian businessmen visited Kamsky Industrial Park Master where they examined the production area and saw production processes of KAMAZ’s joint ventures Mercedes-Benz Trucks Vostok and Fuso KAMAZ Trucks Rus. The guests also plan to visit the Automobile Plant of KAMAZ and CNH-KAMAZ Industrial BV – a joint Russian-Italian producer of agricultural machinery.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Cadets at KAMAZ

Cadets of the Omsk branch of the Military Logistics Academy are undergoing a practical training at KAMAZ. This is an opportunity for the military engineers, who will be responsible for Russia’s defense potential in two years, to see a unique production process.

The practice is organized as part of a strategic partnership agreement signed by KAMAZ and the Omsk branch of the Military Logistics Academy. During two weeks, 25 students will gain experience at the company’s factories – the press and stamping plant and the automobile plant, the engine plant, the R&D center. They will study manufacturing processes, economics, production organization and management, examine equipment and production tools used in the factories.

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After the practice, the cadets will be able to check suitability of details, components, assemblies and ready products, amend design documentation to correct an engineering process, conduct technical trainings, use technical and design documentation, and also the main controlling and measuring systems, devices and tools for part inspection. Therefore, the practical training will also enable the students to assess potential of the production of vehicles perfectly operating in missions.

The cadets will meet with KAMAZ top managers, make a tour of the R&D Center to see a bench test area and an exhibition of motor vehicles. The officers to be will visit CUMMINS-KAMA JV, NP KAMAZ-Avtosport – the headquarters of the KAMAZ-master team, and take part in a mind game for students of Naberezhnye Chelny.


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Smart KAMAZ


At an international freight car auto show COMTRANS-2013 KAMAZ and Intel corporation presented a prototype of an on-board informational and entertaining system with a processor IntelAtom, developed by Intel for the trucks KAMAZ-5490.

KAMAZ-5490 displayed at this auto show is the latest novelty within the family of cargo KAMAZ vehicles designed for transportations with the full weight up to 44 tons as part of road train. It is equipped with a prototype of informational entertainment system with a processor IntelAtom. The software is adapted for the Russian market. An on-board computer contains an integrated navigation system which provides information about traffic jams; it has radio and telephone applications, calendar, Internet browser, an application for social networking, as well as voice control.

According to General Director of KAMAZ Sergey Kogogin, the equipment of new vehicles with on-board information system will be timely. Sergey Kogogin said, “We always strive for the best, and it is evident that our collaboration with Intel is a big step in this direction. No other Russian automaker may show that their trucks have a similar intellectual system in their vehicles, which literally converts KAMAZ into a “smart” car.” Kogogin also noted that KAMAZ had traditionally been viewed as the locomotive of the entire industry. That’s why with the help of Intel KAMAZ will be able to keep the high standard.

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The head of IntelSoftware, Igor Kaloshin, observed, “Intel is working actively with automakers all around the world helping to integrate advanced technologies in informational and entertainment systems for the vehicles. Thanks to our participation in the Skolkovo project and close cooperation with its residents, the whole eco-system was created, which has put forward advantages and potential of the comprehensive solution adapted to the Russian market. The company’s innovation depends on its reaction to the changing market, willingness to satisfy customers’ demands, and we consider KAMAZ, the leader of the Russian truck industry, our key partner.”

A prototype of the complex is made on basis of the latest dual-core processor developed for embedded systems IntelAtom and the open source operating system compatible with OS Tizen. For the aim of satellite positioning the prototype uses a hybrid chip GPS/GLONASS, and the information from all the sensors of the vehicle can be received in real time by means of CAN bus. Using the on-board information system, a KAMAZ driver will always be able to contact his family as well as a destination and a receiver with the help of Wi-Fi, LTE, 3G, GSM and Edge communicators. The system is made in 1DIN form factor and it is designed to be located at the top of the cabin; a 7-inch touch screen is supposed to be located on the front panel. The system can be operated by voice, touch, system control buttons, as well as by using “fast keys” made on the steering wheel.

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Friday, 13 September 2013

KAMAZ at Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Forum

The representatives of KAMAZ took part in a round table meeting which was held during Tatarstan Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals Forum and was devoted to promotion of gas motor fuel in Tatarstan.

According to Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Tatarstan, who participated in the event, Tatarstan is one of pilot regions realizing a project of conversion of vehicles to gas motor fuel. “This is a very urgent issue for our republic and the whole country, and we will try our best to support the project,” Tatarstan’s President said. He also mentioned KAMAZ’s achievements in this sphere and reminded that the enterprise was working out measures to expand the use of gas motor fuel in Tatarstan.

In his turn, Evgeny Pronin, Deputy Director General of OJSC KAMAZ for Sales and Service, told how the company was realizing the state program titled Development of the Gas Motor Fuel Market in the Republic of Tatarstan for 2013-2023. He noted that KAMAZ was the only enterprise which had moved from project development to implementation. Rafael Batyrshin, CEO of OOO RariTEK, KAMAZ’s distributor of CNG vehicles, announced plans for NGV production. There is a wide range of models for road construction, passenger transportation, and municipal services. Over 20 models mainly on the basis of KAMAZ vehicles are designed for the oil and gas sector. The company offers gas-powered NEFAZ buses too.

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Azat Galiakhmetov, Deputy Director General of ANO Executive Directorate of the XXVII World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan, told the participants of the round table meeting about troubler-free operation of gas-powered buses at Universiade 2013. On the average, buses (160 units) operated 16 hours a day. In all, vehicles used at the summer Universiade made more than 97 thousand trips, and 25 thousand runs were made by vehicles fuelled with gas. According to Mr. Galiakhmetov, the use of gas motor fuel enabled to optimize costs and, moreover, reduce harmful emissions released to the atmosphere.


Friday, 13 September 2013

Meeting of OJSC KAMAZ’s Board of Directors

Yesterday, on the 10th of September, a meeting of the Board of Directors of OJSC KAMAZ chaired by Sergey Chemezov, Director General of State Corporation Rostec, took place in Moscow.

The board directors discussed several important issues. Sergey Chemezov was unanimously elected Chairman of OJSC KAMAZ’s Board of Directors. The participants discussed results of execution of KAMAZ’s business plan for the first half year 2013 and the Innovation Development Program of OJSC KAMAZ till 2020. Sergey Kogogin, Director General of OJSC KAMAZ, addressed the meeting on development and realization of a long-term program for effective after-sales service of dual-purpose products at OJSC KAMAZ, and also timely deliveries of spare parts and components to foreign customers. The Board approved several related party transactions planned by OJSC KAMAZ.

OJSC KAMAZ’s Board of Directors also discussed other issues regarding the company’s organizational, financial and logistics activities.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

RT Invest and KAMAZ have agreed to launch joint production of refuse collection vehicles


RT Invest and KAMAZ Group have signed Memorandum of Cooperation intending to produce and service modern refuse collection vehicles (RCVs). KAMAZ would be the principal RCV’s supplier for the national integrated waste management company being created by RT Invest. Partners have also discussed the creation of a joint venture for the production of RCVs in Russia.

According to Rostec’s CEO Sergey Chemezov, “Production of modern and efficient refuse collection vehicles in Russia would become part of a centralized waste management and processing system. Utilization of state of the art Russian technologies would allow to produce vehicles that satisfy EU ecological standards, have high levels of maneuverability, noise and leakage reduction systems. Such vehicles will allow for operating cost reduction resulting in substitution of imported refuse collection vehicles with those locally produced to the benefit of domestic producers.”

According to the CEO of KAMAZ Group Sergey Kogogin, “Despite significant experience in designing special purpose vehicle for municipal needs, the cooperation with RT Invest provides KAMAZ Group with a significant opportunity to expand into a new segment of RCV construction. The industry badly needs equipment able to process waste to improve ecological standards”.

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According to RT Invest CEO Andrey Shipelov, “Refuse collection vehicles are the key component in the waste processing chain. The goal of our partnership with KAMAZ Group is to enable technology transfer as well as develop state of the art Russian technologies in this field. The Russian RCV market today is estimated at around $ 400 mln. We are aiming for a market share of around 40%.”

The Memorandum establishes a new technological standard for the waste management industry applicable to hauling and collection equipment. From now on KAMAZ’s chassis production would be adapted to Russian conditions, making it more efficient in waste loading, unloading and transportation.

RT Invest will provide KAMAZ with a list of technological specifications for the vehicles concerning improvements in chassis construction, engine power capacity and unification of the RCVs range. RT Invest waste management subsidiary would act as an industry expert, while KAMAZ would provide maintenance services for the vehicles and training programs for the staff.

In September 2013 RT Invest and Ulyanovsk Regional Government signed Memorandum of Cooperation with a goal to organize a modern high-technology waste management system in the region with planned investments of over $200 mln. It adds extra 800 k residents to the integrated waste management company owned by RT Invest. Earlier RT Invest has acquired 100% of the second largest operator in the Volga region PZKH servicing the city of Kazan, and took control of the AGZHO Group, a N.Novgorod based waste management company. The merger of these companies would allow Rostec to create the largest waste management operator in the Russian market. By the end of 2013 the integrated waste management company should service over 7.5 mln residents or to 5% of the Russian population.

RT Invest was established in 2012 with the participation of State Corporation Rostec the share of which in the authorized capital is 25%. The company makes direct investments in the Russian Federation and abroad, also through establishment and management of investment funds. RT Invest primarily invests in fast-growing companies working in the industries of advanced industrial technologies, municipal services, information-computing systems, production and sales of medicines, high-tech medical equipment. Pursuing its strategy RT Invest plans to take leading positions on the Russian market of direct investments for 3-4 years. In the nearest two years, more than 1 billion USD will be invested in portfolio companies.

State Corporation Russian Technologies (Rostec) is the Russian corporation set up in 2007 to promote development, production and export of hi-tech industrial products for civil and defense sectors. It brings together 663 organizations which form 8 holding companies operating in the defense-military complex and 5 companies engaged in civil sectors. Rostec’s organizations are located in 60 constituents of the Russian Federation and supply goods to over 70 countries worldwide. Rostec’s proceeds in 2012 made 931 billion roubles, net profit was 38.5 billion roubles. Tax payments to all budgets exceeded 109 billion roubles.

KAMAZ Group of Companies is the leader of the Russian truck industry with its 13th place among the world’s leading heavy truck producers and 8th position among producers of diesel engines. The company has 12 large factories of automobile production and supporting units. Today, KAMAZ Group includes over 150 companies located in Russia, the CIS and far abroad. KAMAZ set up 4 joint ventures with the leading foreign producers of vehicle components: ZF KAMA (gearboxes), CUMMINS KAMA (engines), KNORR-BREMSE KAMA (brake systems), Federal Mogul Naberezhnye Chelny (details of the cylinder and piston group).


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

KAMAZ Leases First Batches of New KAMAZ-5490 Long-Haul Tractors

Today, on the 10th of September, in the presence of Sergey Kogogin, Director General of OJSC KAMAZ, documents were signed to lease the first two batches of KAMAZ-5490 vehicles.

One of the largest transport enterprises of Russia – PJSC AVTOVAZTRANS – plans to obtain ten KAMAZ-5490 long-haul tractors. The second company which leases five new KAMAZ-5490 vehicles is OOO KamazAvtoMarket, an official dealer of KAMAZ in Chelyabinsk.

“We have been thinly represented in the segment of long-haul tractors until recently, and it was decided to introduce a high-quality product meeting customers’ requirements,” Sergey Kogogin, Director General of OPJSC KAMAZ said. “Production of the KAMAZ-5490 will help us gain ground on the market and increase our share in the segment of long-haul tractors.”

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For the first time the KAMAZ-5490 bolster-type tractor was presented two years ago at the COMTRANS-2011 international exhibition, and it is planned that the plant will produce more than one hundred new vehicles this year.

“This is the first batch of KAMAZ-5490 vehicles which we offer for leasing. Taking into account the fact that the serial production of this model is on the initial stage, and the new conveyor is being tested, the signed documents testify a high demand for KAMAZ-5490 and confidence in our company’s potential,” Oleg Ershov, Director General of OAO Leasing Company KAMAZ, said. “I’m sure that the leased KAMAZ vehicles won’t disappoint our clients, the first customers of our new long-haul tractors.”

KAMAZ invested six billion roubles in this project. The vehicle will be equipped with a Mercedes-Benz engine, a ZF gearbox, an Axor, Daimler axles. One of competitive advantages of the vehicle will be its price – less than 3 million roubles, which is lower than prices of the main rivals in Russia by 15-20%.

KAMAZ Group of Companies is the leader of the Russian truck industry with its 13th position among the world’s leading producers of heavy trucks and 8th position by production of diesel engines. The group of the production chain includes 12 large plants for vehicle production and supporting units. Today, KAMAZ Group of Companies includes more than 150 organizations located in Russia, the CIS and the far abroad. KAMAZ has got 4 joint ventures established with the participation of the leading foreign producers of vehicle components: ZF KAMA (gearboxes), CUMMINS KAMA (engines), KNORR-BREMSE KAMA (brake systems), Federal Mogul Naberezhnye Chelny (details of the cylinder and piston group).

OAO Leasing Company KAMAZ is a 100% subsidiary of OJSC KAMAZ working on the leasing market more than 10 years. It leases vehicles produced by KAMAZ and special equipment on KAMAZ chassis. OAO Leasing Company KAMAZ is continuously introducing new schemes of client financing meant for various clients – from private entrepreneurs to large corporations, offering the safest, most comfortable and advantageous transport solutions.


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

OJSC KAMAZ Shows New Model Range

KAMAZ’s exposition at the 12th International Specialized Exhibition of Commercial Vehicles-2013 (COMTRANS-2013) held on 10-14 September 2013 will be one of the largest ones by the number of exhibited models of vehicles built both at the automobile plant and its subsidiaries, and in close collaboration with manufacturers of special equipment.

The highlight of KAMAZ’s exposition this year will be trucks of the new model range made with components by Daimler, namely the KAMAZ-5490 long-haul tractor, the KAMAZ-65206 and KAMAZ-65207 dump trucks, the KAMAZ-65802 prime mover and the KAMAZ-5308 medium-duty truck, which are expected to replace currently produced vehicles in the next three or four years.

The KAMAZ-5490 long-haul tractor is a significant technological breakthrough of KAMAZ in production of vehicles for commercial cargo transportation. The distinguishing feature of the new long-haul tractor is a cab based on the Mercedes-Benz Axor cab. The heart of the tractor is German for the present: a Mercedes-Benz OM457LA straight-six engine generating 428 hp and complying with Euro 5 emission standards is used as a power unit. Later the company plans to replace it by a power unit of its own manufacture. The transmission of the vehicle uses a ZF 16S 2221 16-speed gearbox. Disk brakes, EBS, ESP and ECAS systems improve driver comfort.

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Besides enhanced comfort, safety and attractive design, KAMAZ-5490 features the Intel® Atom™ infotainment system. The hardware and software solution specially designed for the Russian market includes such functions as navigation with up-to-date information about a load on transport networks, radio, media player, telephone application, calendar, browser, application for easy communication in social networks, as well as voice control and integration with infrastructure services.

The visitors of KAMAZ’s stand will surely be interested in the company`s NGVs running on compressed natural gas – methane, which will hopefully improve the environment in big Russian cities and megalopolises. Gas power units currently installed on KAMAZ trucks meet Euro 4 emission standards. The CNG exhibits are the KAMAZ-6520 dump truck, the KAMAZ-65116 bolster-type tractor with an LNG storage tank, the KAMAZ-53605 garbage truck and the KAMAZ-65117 grain carrier.

The company demonstrates lines and models of commercial KAMAZ vehicles. These are KAMAZ-65115, 65111, 65201, 53605, 43118 dump trucks, mobile cranes on KAMAZ-63501 and KAMAZ-65115 chassis, 58147G and 58149W concrete mixers on KAMAZ-65115 and KAMAZ-6520 chassis, as well as crew buses, container carriers, vehicles with vans to transport manufactured goods, with loader cranes and multipurpose road maintenance vehicles. All vehicles are equipped with restyled cabs, KAMAZ and Cummins engines. They are designed with the use of components by the world’s best manufacturers. In addition, the exhibition will show advanced developments of Neftekamsk Automobile Plant, a subsidiary of OJSC KAMAZ, including an upgraded NEFAZ-5299 intercity bus, several NEFAZ-5299 low-entry buses with gas and diesel engines, as well as a Bravis bus made by KAMAZ-Marco JV.

The COMTRANS-2013 exhibition is of great importance to all automakers producing and selling commercial vehicles in Russia. To date, KAMAZ produces a wide range of large and medium trucks. The company’s high research and production potential is reflected in over 1,500 versions of more than 40 production models of trucks. In addition, the company manufactures trailers, buses, agricultural equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and power units, tools and accessories.

KAMAZ’s experts thoroughly monitor the needs of the Russian market of commercial vehicles developing new models of equipment and continuously modernizing the existing model range in order to improve performance of the company’s vehicles.


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Minister of Economic Development Visits KAMAZ

During a working visit to Tatarstan, Alexey Ulyukaev, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, arrived at KAMAZ.

Mr. Ulyukaev arrived in Naberezhnye Chelny accompanied by Oleg Fomichyov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation; Mark Shmulevich, Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. Besides, the delegation included Ivan Bortnik, CEO of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia, and Sergey Polyakov, Director General of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises. It should be noted that this is Mr. Ulyukaev’s first visit to KAMAZ in the capacity of a minister.

The guests from Moscow were welcomed at Begishevo Airport by Tatarstan’s authorities – Rustam Minnikhanov, Tatarstan’s President; Midkhat Shagiakhmetov, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Tatarstan; Roman Shaykhutdinov, Minister of Information and Communication of the Republic of Tatarstan; and Vasil Shaykhraziev, Mayor of Naberezhnye Chelny.

On their arrival, the delegation accompanied by Sergey Kogogin, Director General of KAMAZ, went to the company’s research and development center where they were demonstrated a new vehicle line and presented a project on establishment of the Industrial Engineering Center for Auto Industry Design and Technology. Then the guests visited Kamsky Industrial Park Master. Having visited the production facilities, Mr. Ulyukaev highly appreciated the level of KAMAZ’s development and specially emphasized achievements in the company’s work.

Monday, 09 September 2013

KAMAZ Offers Leasing of All-Wheel Drive Vehicles

KAMAZ-LEASING Group of Companies signed another big deal to lease 27 units of KAMAZ equipment to Tatarstan’s passenger and cargo carrier.

Under the lease agreement signed for three years, Kazan’s lessee will receive 5 dual-purpose vehicles on KAMAZ-4326-15 chassis and 22 units on KAMAZ-43114 chassis. The vehicles are to be supplied by KAMAZ’s official dealers – APH Shturman KREDO+ Ltd. and NTTS Evrika Trade OAO.

The vehicles are all-wheel drive and off-road, which makes them perfect for operations on difficult terrain. Thanks to superstructures installed on chassis, KAMAZ vehicles can transport both cargoes and people. Such a type of the cargo-and-passenger special vehicle showed its advantages in the gas, oil and energy sectors.

Monday, 09 September 2013

KAMAZ Launches New Conveyor

KAMAZ is completing construction-and-assembling operations and equipment of a conveyor to assemble a new cabin for the KAMAZ-5490 long-haul tractor.

In order to check the equipment and, if necessary, modernize it, the workers of the new conveyor will assemble one vehicle a day. According to Albert Vizinger, Axor Project Manager, they had managed to prepare 10.5 thousand square meters of KAMAZ’s production space for five months by the launch of cabin production. An advantage of the new Axor cab is much simpler interior assembly in comparison with a serial cabin of a KAMAZ truck, which makes the assemblers’ task much easier.

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The new KAMAZ vehicle is a “premium” product on the market of trucks, therefore it was important to train the company’s specialists in compliance with new requirements. According to Mr. Vizinger, more than 60 KAMAZ employees had received training at Daimler factories. The training was organized in such areas as vehicle assembly, logistics, quality control, and also cab production scheduling.

The new KAMAZ vehicles will be fundamentally different from previous models, but at the same time they will still be recognizable on roads: the heavy trucks will have the KAMAZ logo and the same painting as production vehicles of KAMAZ. From the third half year 2014, customers will be offered a much wider range of colors.


Monday, 09 September 2013

KAMAZ Helps Struggle with Disaster

A natural disaster which had struck the Far East worried KAMAZ employees. The leader of the Russian truck industry administers help to flood victims.

KAMAZ’s subsidiary in Khabarovsk, OOO Khabarovsky Vostochno-regionalny avtotsentr KAMAZ signed an agreement with the Far Eastern Department of Russia’s EMERCOM in Khabarovsk Krai to supply vehicles to eliminate consequences of the large-scale flood which had befell the region. And today the company has delivered the first batch of 14 trucks many of which are very popular with drivers – KAMAZ-43118, as well as KAMAZ-6520 and 6522 dump trucks.

The delivered vehicles were received by Colonel Aleksandr Schetinin, the representative of the Far Eastern Department of the RF EMERCOM in Khabarovsk Krai, who warmly thanked KAMAZ for the high-quality vehicles and noted that the vehicles would immediately be delivered to the most seriously affected regions. 34 vehicles in all will be supplied under the contract.

Friday, 06 September 2013

KAMAZ at COMTRANS-2013

KAMAZ’s exposition at the COMTRANS-2013 International Exhibition which will be opened next week in Moscow will be one of the largest ones by the number of exhibited models of vehicles built both at the automobile plant, and in close collaboration with manufacturers of special equipment.

Tens of vehicles on KAMAZ chassis will be demonstrated there. The highlight of KAMAZ’s exposition will be trucks of the new model range made with components by Daimler, e.g. KAMAZ-65206, KAMAZ-65207, KAMAZ-65802, KAMAZ-5308, and, of course, the KAMAZ-5490 long-haul tractor, which are expected to replace currently produced vehicles in the next three or four years.

OJSC KAMAZ will demonstrate all lines and models of commercial KAMAZ vehicles on its stand. These are KAMAZ-6520, 65201, 6522, 65115, 65111, 6540, 53605, 43255 dump trucks, high-sided and distribution vehicles of Models 65117, 4308, 5308, 43253, 43114, 43118, 4326, advanced samples of CNG vehicles and a wide range of special equipment on KAMAZ chassis. Vehicles are equipped with restyled cabs, KAMAZ and Cummins engines. They are designed with the use of components by the world’s best manufacturers.

Friday, 06 September 2013

Safety is Number One at Work

Chief engineers of plants and chairmen of trade union committees of subdivisions and organizations of the company met at KAMAZ to sum up the results of HSE activities in the first half year.

According to the Health, Safety and Environment Goals for 2013, the number of job-related accidents at OJSC KAMAZ must be reduced by 3%. According to actual fact, the number of occupational injuries reduced by 31.7% in comparison with the same period last year. According to Igor Stepanenko, Director of HSE Department of OJSC KAMAZ, the main reasons for traumatism are the same – unsatisfactory organization of production, an imperfect engineering procedure and a human factor when injuries are received because health and safety requirements are broken by the injured themselves. KAMAZ uses various tools to prevent on-the-job traumatism. One of the most effective means is to timely detect and eliminate potentially dangerous situations.

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Besides, the participants of the meeting noted that the units and organizations of KAMAZ were continuously trying to improve working conditions. In the first half year, 506 administrative and technical activities of 602 planned ones were carried out. The total sum of financing was 41 million 597 thousand roubles which were allocated to improve working conditions for more than 12600 employees, including 5882 women.

Another source of financing activities to improve working conditions at KAMAZ is still the means which are returned from the Social Insurance Fund (SIF): a 20% discount from the premium amount is given to the majority of organizations and subdivisions of the company. In the first half year alone, 18 million 97 thousand roubles returned to the SIF were spent to improve working conditions. In particular, a dust and gas level in the air at many work places was brought to conformity with the government H&S requirements.


Tuesday, 03 September 2013

Russian Post is Interested in KAMATEYNER

The KAMAZ-65117 KAMATEYNER vehicle made by KAMAZ in cooperation with ROSTAR passed a performance test in FSUE Russian Post.

The truck was tested on the ground of the largest sort facility with 1600 employees in Lvovsky settlement located 30 km away from Moscow on Simferopol Highway. It was specially prepared to satisfy Russian Post’s needs: with a trailer, two swap bodies and an increased air suspension travel.

According to Daniyar Savatulin, Director General’s Adviser at FSUE Russian Post, the topic of the use of KAMAZ’s KAMATEYNER project greatly interested the Russian largest state transporter of cargoes. To date, the company’s truck fleet includes over 15 thousand units of equipment, the major part of which is KAMAZ vehicles. Mr. Savatulin noted that KAMATEYNER vehicles with demountable bodies could find their use in some areas.

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It should be recalled that the first KAMAZTEYNER project passed tests in ZhelDorEkspeditsiya – the Russian largest forwarding company. The company’s experts have already assessed an increased volume of the KAMAZTEYNER body, its advantages, and also the driver’s comfort and ride quality of the vehicle with an air suspension.

The KAMATEYNER project is a new innovation product which can become the main way to attain goals of Transport Strategy of the Russian Federation for the period to 2030. Its aim is to increase efficiency of transportation systems 2-4 times, also due to a 2-3 times increase of an overall speed of supplies from a sender to a customer. Implementation of the project will enable to lower power consumption of vehicles by 30% and increase profitability of transportation twice or thrice.


Tuesday, 03 September 2013

KAMAZ-LEASING Consolidates Positions on Sakhalin

Leasing offers from KAMAZ-LEASING Group of Companies become more and more popular with entrepreneurs of the Russian Far East.

The company has recently given one of large enterprises of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk another batch of 16 vehicles: eight KAMAZ-65115-6058-78 dump trucks and eight NEFAZ-8560-02 tipping trailers. The supplier in the transaction is OOO Sakhalin-Zapchastservis, an official dealer of OJSC KAMAZ which promotes client financing programs for KAMAZ vehicle leasing on the island of Sakhalin.

Earlier, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk’s company leased KAMAZ vehicles which are nowadays used for transportation of various bulk construction and industrial cargoes. In September, the company will receive 10 vehicles more.

Skilled leasing specialists working in dealerships of OJSC KAMAZ and advantageous financial offers of KAMAZ-LEASING Group of Companies help to successfully implement the Leasing from the Manufacturer program in such remote regions as the Far East.

Monday, 02 September 2013



 

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