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15 May 2018

KAMAZ participated in a major international road construction exhibition AUTOSTRADA-POLSKA which ended in the city of Kielce, Poland.

The road construction exhibition AUTOSTRADA-POLSKA has been highly popular in European countries for more than 20 years: every year it gathers about 20 thousand people, hundreds of companies exhibit their products and equipment for the construction industry there. KAMAZ is taking part in the exhibition together with its official distributor in Africa – BELL EQUIPMENT. The Russian truck manufacturer presented at the exhibition three models that are in demand in the construction segment: dump trucks KAMAZ-65115, KAMAZ-43118, and also chassis KAMAZ-65111. All of them are assembled at the assembly plant Autobagi, Lithuania, and comply with the Euro 6 emission standards.

Poland pays great attention to the quality of roads and motorways, in 2016 the government of the country announced the Program for National Roads Construction till 2023. Therefore KAMAZ's exposition was primarily focused on builders, contractors and producers of road-building materials. The company expects that the models presented at AUTOSTRADA-POLSKA will be in demand in Poland since these vehicles proved themselves in road construction and will be able to compete in the European market due to being more affordable than their foreign counterparts.

It should be noted that Polish consumers are familiar with the production of KAMAZ – the auto giant has been exporting trucks to Poland since the days of the Soviet Union. After a long break KAMAZ returned to the Polish truck market having entered into a contract with the Lithuanian company Autobagi in 2013. In 2013, an assembly of Euro 5 KAMAZ vehicles was set up in the city of Rokiškis, Lithuania. It is noteworthy that the first eight "Lithuanian" KAMAZ vehicles were purchased by consumers from Poland. Since 2016, Autobagi has been assembling trucks equipped with Cummins engines that comply with the Euro 6 standard. Nowadays six KAMAZ models having the necessary EU certificates are available for European consumers. In the meantime various special superstructures of both Russian (cranes and municipal superstructures) and European (dumping, fire-fighting and other superstructures) production are installed on the chassis assembled in Lithuania. Plans for the current year include expansion of the model range, in particular through bringing trucks of the advanced family to the market.