On the eve of the corporate holiday, which will begin on Monday, August 17, at KAMAZ, the company's CEO Sergey Kogogin addressed the KAMAZ workers:
- Dear residents of KAMAZ!
Time is passing, and we have already crossed the middle of 2020, an extraordinary, difficult year that has become a real test for all of us. We have passed the most important stage of countering Coronavirus infection and were able to contain its spread in the KAMAZ divisions. I have every reason to thank you for working under difficult conditions. Thanks to our well-coordinated work, a high level of awareness and discipline in matters of anti-epidemic measures taken in the company, thanks to state support, we were able to exceed the indicators of the business plan, maintain and increase market share. In seven months, 18.3 thousand KAMAZ trucks were sold in Russia and abroad, which is nine percent higher than the same period last year!
One of the important events of this period was the start of sales of the KAMAZ-54901 mainline tractor – the first model of the K5 generation of trucks. This is something that we have been purposefully working towards over the past few years. We have expanded our product line with new models of self-driving cars, dump trucks, and other vehicles. We have made important steps in the development of new modifications of gas engine technology, producing the first cars powered by liquefied natural gas with two cryogenic tanks. We have strengthened our position in the electric transport market. Thank you for your ability to achieve goals even in unusual conditions! Each of you contributes to our success.
Dear colleagues! Starting next week, the main part of our team will start their corporate vacation. I thank you for your productive work and wish you a great holiday. Spend this time usefully, store up energy to start performing the next tasks with new strength. I am sure that in the new production period, we will make every effort to make the rest of the year no less successful for KAMAZ than the path of the road that has already been passed in 2020.
At the same time, it is worth recalling that the new Coronavirus infection has not yet receded, and the pandemic has not yet become part of history. This is not the time to give up. On vacation days, it is still important to show responsibility. You need to take all measures to maintain excellent health and start working healthy after your vacation. Be healthy! Take care of yourself and your loved ones!