Sergey Kogogin, Director General of KAMAZ PТC, and Rustam Shamsutdinov, Deputy General Director of the company for Sales and Service, as part of the delegation of Tatarstan, paid a working visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Together with the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, representatives of more than 25 different companies of Tatarstan, including the heads of KAMAZ, arrived in Uzbekistan. Within the framework of the two-day visit, a number of meetings and negotiations with the leadership of the republic were held. In particular, the prospects for further mutually beneficial cooperation between Uzbekistan, Tatarstan and KAMAZ were discussed.
«Our visit to your country is connected with the need to further strengthen the work on the development of cooperation, primarily in the field of economy. All this is aimed at strengthening relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Uzbekistan. The pandemic has set us back a little, but we must step up contacts», – Rustam Minnikhanov explained the purpose of the visit. The President of Tatarstan expressed gratitude for the attention and support for the development of cooperation with Tatarstan within the framework of Russian-Uzbek relations, noting that over the years of cooperation, common projects have been developed with a number of Tatarstan companies, including KAMAZ PТC.
During the business forum «Tatarstan – Uzbekistan», Director General of KAMAZ Sergey Kogogin spoke about the development and prospects of cooperation between the company and the Republic of Central Asia. «For Russian exporters, Uzbekistan remains a key partner in Central Asia today. As for KAMAZ, the company’s business relations with the republic have a long history. And today, the Uzbek market is also one of our priorities»,” the head of the company said.
In 2017, the long-term successful cooperation with the republic received a new impetus for development: KAMAZ, together with its partner Uzavtosanoat, successfully organized the assembly of cars in Uzbekistan at the facilities of UzAutoTrailer LLC, a subsidiary of Uzavtosanoat JSC. In addition, already in December 2017, the first batch of assembly sets of parts was shipped.
At the moment, more than 3,000 units of KAMAZ vehicles have been produced, and about 250 new jobs have been created. Through the efforts of the partner of the leader of the Russian truck engineering-the company UzAutoTrailer LLC – the production of more than 20 types of special equipment based on the KAMAZ chassis for various industries has been mastered. The model range is constantly updated.
«We see a great potential for this cooperation and are ready to make every effort to strengthen our business ties and provide consumers of Uzbekistan with modern equipment. Today, KAMAZ is at a new stage of development. We have developed and brought to the Russian market the first car from the latest line of KAMAZ vehicles of the K5 generation – the main tractor KAMAZ-54901. And we have already presented this main product to the Uzbek market», – said Sergey Kogogin, expressing confidence that the latest KAMAZ vehicles, as effectively as the previous generations of KAMAZ trucks, will work for the benefit of the national economy of Uzbekistan, contributing to the development of the economy of the republic.