KAMAZ’s subsidiary in Bashkiria – Tuimazinskiy Zavod Avtobetonovozov (TZA) is to house a new modern industrial and technology park under a cooperation agreement signed in Beloretsk.
Radiy Khabirov, Head of Bashkortostan, and Sergey Kogogin, General Director of KAMAZ, signed the documents. There are unused empty buildings provided with engineering infrastructure on the territory of TZA. Their repair will give more than 20 thousand square meters of business space. Tuimazinskiy Zavod Avtobetonovozov plans to become the main resident of the industrial park and launch there the production of various trailers. This will help another subsidiary of KAMAZ in Bashkortostan – NEFAZ PTC – to focus on the production of buses.
“This is a major investment project for us – a brand new plant with a production volume of 4 thousand towed vehicles at the first stage and 7 thousand units at the second one,” emphasized Sergey Kogogin. “We also agreed on joint efforts to create an industrial technopark. It’s important. About 30 enterprises located there supply products to KAMAZ. I was surprised that so many companies are involved in mechanical engineering." He also added that large investment projects were under way at the KAMAZ subsidiaries in Bashkortostan. Thus, Tuymazy is mastering the full-cycle production of curtain semi-trailers. Neftekamsk plans to produce up to three thousand passenger buses per year.
“Under our previous agreements, Bashkortostan will receive 100 large-sized buses this year. Twenty of them are already running along the routes,” said Radiy Khabirov. “We plan to purchase 100 more buses in 2022. Our republic has a very broad transport market.” During the business meeting, the parties also agreed to lease 160 large-class buses.
“Bashkortostan is a very important republic for us. NEFAZ is developing faster than other enterprises of the holding. I consider NEFAZ to be the diamond in the crown of KAMAZ,” said Sergey Kogogin. “We agreed with Radiy Khabirov to discuss the investment program of this plant in October. I think that we can produce more than three thousand buses a year there. We will need to boost capacities if Russian public passenger transport continues updating at the same pace.”