In Kazakhstan, the employees of KAMAZ PTC and KamLitKZ held a “KAMAZ Day” for guidance counseling of students from Kostanay.
Two new factories for the production of components for KAMAZ vehicles are under construction in Kostanay. It is planned to open a foundry for engine blocks and heads, axle beams, as well as transfer gearbox production. The project operator is KamLitKZ, an enterprise of the KAMAZ Group. The production facilities will provide about 1000 jobs, which is why the “KAMAZ Day” is so important both for the enterprise and for the city. Vladislav Pastushenko, General Director of KamLitKZ, met with Askhat Aimagambetov, Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan, and Alma Doshanova, Rector of the Kostanay Regional University. The head of KamLitKZ spoke about the construction process, as well as the prospects of the project.
In addition, Eldar Shavaliev, Director of the KAMAZ Digital Transformation Center, delivered an interactive lecture for first-fourth year students on the topic “How Technologies Are Changing the Automotive World” at the site of the IT Center. He told how mechanical engineering, foundry and metalworking technologies work and what projects KAMAZ is implementing. At the end of the lecture, the most energetic student received a present from KAMAZ. Then the event continued at the Kostanay College of Automobile Transport, where a mind sports game devoted to KAMAZ was held. The guys answered questions about a KAMAZ logo, a corporate color scheme, the number of employees at KAMAZ. The winning team was awarded prizes.
Many events were held online. Andrey Ukhov, Deputy Chief Technologist for Production Support at the KAMAZ Foundry, went live to the students to read a lecture “Trends in the Development of Foundry and Stages of Mastering Iron Casting at the Foundry of KAMAZ PTC”. After the lecture, the students were asked questions and received gifts for correct answers. Aleksandr Kapitonov, Head of the Design and Technological Department of KAMAZ PTC, held a guest lecture on the topic “Promising KAMAZ Vehicles”. He told about the latest developments in a line, from a passenger car to a Hercules dump truck presented at the COMTRANS exhibition.
Artyom Gruzdov, Deputy Chairman of the Production System Development Committee, conducted a training on “Lean Manufacturing”. The students learned about the history of lean production at KAMAZ. Then they faced a challenge to organize multimachine operation. And the winning team also received prizes.
The event ended with a story about an internship at KAMAZ and an awarding ceremony for the students of the Kostanay College of Motor Transport, who had done an internship at the KAMAZ automobile plant in Naberezhnye Chelny. The students were awarded grateful letters for their responsible attitude to the solution of production problems.