The final meeting was held in KAMAZ PTC, where the results of the company’s production and financial activities in 2019 and the tasks for 2020 were announced. Reports were made by Deputy General Directors in various areas of activity.
As reported by the first Deputy General Director of KAMAZ – Executive Director Yuri Gerasimov, in 2019, the company produced 34,705 KAMAZ vehicles. Yuri Gerasimov also noted the successful results of work on the development of the KAMAZ Production system and improving the quality of products. It was possible to achieve a reduction in the car defect rate (ARA), reduce the level of losses from marriage. In 2019, KAMAZ PTC was recognized as the winner of the competition for the Russian Government’s quality award. This is the highest award in the field of quality in Russia, which is awarded for the introduction of new management technologies, organizational and technological solutions, and for results in the field of product and service quality.
According to Rustam Shamsutdinov, Deputy General Director for sales and service of KAMAZ, in 2019, 30.5 thousand KAMAZ vehicles were sold on the Russian market, and more than 5 thousand units of vehicles were exported.
In 2019, the first K5 generation cars – KAMAZ-54901-were transferred to the partners for test operation. The feedback from the first customers was received, and the cars are being modified according to the wishes of consumers. Work has been carried out to bring new models of trailers and semi-trailers to the market. In connection with the demand noted at the end of last year, in 2020 it is planned to increase the production and sales of trailer equipment of the auto giant’s subsidiaries in Bashkiria –NEFAZ and TZA.
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are among the key export markets in 2019. In 2020, the maximum number of KAMAZ vehicles will also be delivered to these countries, while Vietnam is expected to increase its share in the structure of KAMAZ’s export deliveries. During the year, the company plans to deliver more than 1,300 cars to this country.
Deputy General Director KAMAZ. –Director Business Development Irek Gumerov told about the results of work on expanding the model range and new products of KAMAZ vehicles. At the international exhibition of commercial vehicles COMTRANS-2019 in Moscow – one of the most important events for Russian automakers – the company demonstrated 14 new models of vehicles. The main exhibit was the KAMAZ-54901 car as the first model of the K5 generation truck line. Also among the company’s new products were presented KAMAZ-5490 NEO 2, electric bus KAMAZ-6282, passenger bus KAMAZ-4299, a unique car KAMAZ-Arctic, and other innovative equipment.
Among the main scientific and technical goals of the company for the current year – preparation for the production of heavy family car K5, development of gas-engine KAMAZ R6, expansion of the model range of cars generation K4 gas fuel, the development of the electric bus with improved performance. In addition, it is planned to develop a KAMAZ-54901 with a gas engine, a Euro-6 engine, as well as a KAMAZ-54901 in a gas-diesel version and with a High Tech level of equipment.
Nikolay Pronin, Deputy General Director for passenger transport of KAMAZ, told about the results of the work and plans for 2020 in this area. According to the results of 2019, the growth of KAMAZ passenger transport volumes amounted to 45%. Sales are expected to increase by 54% in 2020. At the end of last year, the Russian bus market decreased. However, the share of NEFAZ buses increased by 9% against the background of a decrease in the share of competitors ‘ products.
Deliveries of electric buses continued successfully within the framework of cooperation with Mosgortrans. In general, there is a demand for passenger vehicles of KAMAZ PТC, and the company intends to develop this direction. The plans are to launch new products to the market, including the NEFAZ 5299-40-57 city bus using liquefied natural gas, NEFAZ 5299-37-57 intercity bus using compressed natural gas in a new look, the restyled NEFAZ 5299-30-57 semi-low-floor bus, the NEFAZ 4299-30-52 mid-class bus, the KAMAZ-6282 articulated electric bus, and the NEFAZ-6299 articulated bus.
Summing up the meeting, Sergey Kogogin, Director General of KAMAZ PТC, noted that KAMAZ, as a modern, customer-oriented enterprise, will continue working on major projects that will make it possible to take another step in modernizing production and expanding the range of products. The main task of the team for 2020, the head of the company called the launch of the KAMAZ-54901 car on the market and work on the development of the K5 generation truck line.