Yesterday, September 15, a new spring production plant was launched in Beloretsk in the presence of Radiy Khabirov, Head of Bashkortostan, Sergey Kogogin, General Director of KAMAZ PTC, Pavel Yakovlev, General Director of the Automobile Plant URAL, and Boris Myagkov, Deputy General Director for Civilian Products of the Uralvagonzavod Concern.
The project is to supply Russian vehicle manufacturers with high-quality auto components at competitive prices uninterruptedly. The quality of springs produced at the modern high-tech spring production plant will meet European standards, new types of springs and semi-springs of complex shape will be manufactured there too. Investments in the project amounted to 500 million rubles.
“We are once again excited at the success of Ural Spring Factory. It is pleasant that here are the heads of Russia’s top three automotive engineering companies with us today: KAMAZ, URAL and Uralvagonzavod. We hope that these enterprises will become the main users of the products manufactured here,” said Radiy Khabirov, Head of Bashkortostan, in his welcoming speech. “This project was included in the list of priority investment projects a year ago, and our Ministry of Industry is supporting its implementation. This innovative enterprise offers good working conditions. I hope the management of the plant will continue to take care of their workers who should receive a decent salary.”
“It is very pleasant that such strong and, at the same time, compact production facilities where modern technologies are applied appear in Russia,” noted Sergey Kogogin, General Director of KAMAZ PTC. “I expect that we will be able to get here products necessary for modern vehicles, and stop importing them. I wish success to the initiators of the project. This country finds support exactly upon such obsessed, in a good sense, people who want to change the Russian industry for the better.”
Being on a working trip to Naberezhnye Chelny, Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, has visited KAMAZ PTC.
Rustam Minnikhanov, accompanied by Sergey Kogogin, General Director of KAMAZ PTC, and Nail Magdeev, Mayor of Naberezhnye Chelny, visited the production sites of KAMAZ.
The guests saw a large-scale reengineering project under way at the KAMAZ press and stamping plant: there is a new modern production facility built to produce frames with high corrosion resistance and strength properties for a new KAMAZ truck line.
This production facility has three lines: an automatic line producing frame side rails, a line painting frame side rails and frame parts, as well as a frame assembly line. The quality of the frames is now higher thanks to the modern equipment and tools. An automated component transfer system will deliver components to the desired position timely and transmit data on the current remainder on the assembly line. The new technologies will enable to produce frames for all KAMAZ vehicles produced by the company. The new production is 70% automated. The production capacity is 65 thousand frames per year.
The president also examined the cab assembly line and the main conveyor of the automobile plant. He also met with the workers of the plant. The KAMAZ employees managed to ask the head of the republic their questions. In particular, the workers were interested in the issues of development of their enterprise, including export promotion.
The president noted that KAMAZ is known not only in Russia, but all over the world. At the same time, trucks, especially those of the new K5 generation, are competitive. “We are actively working with other countries: with Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. There are certain prospects in working with Turkey,” said Rustam Minnikhanov. “A lot is being done for the development of your company. The government and the president support you. But the most important thing is that KAMAZ, due to its properly structured work, is in no way inferior to its foreign competitors.”
KAMAZ PTC summarized its production results for August (with only 11 working days due to corporate leave) and for the first eight months of 2021.
The plant produced 1,962 assembly kits in August and 27,029 units in total since the beginning of 2020, which is 23% more than a year earlier (21,916 units were produced for the same period last year).
In August, the engine plant and JV CUMMINS KAMA produced 2,339 engines and power units, 29,563 units since the beginning of the year (compare with 24,369 units for the same period last year). Spare parts were shipped for 1.15 billion rubles in August and for 19.89 billion rubles for eight months (last year’s result is 15.27 billion rubles).