The other day NEFAZ OJSC (a subsidiary of KAMAZ Inc.) and “VDL” Company (Netherlands) signed an agreement. Prior to the signing, the Dutch delegation inspected the production facilities of the Neftekamsk plant. The size of the plant, high level of production, preparedness for manufacturing new types of products left a favorable impression on the guests.
Marinus Vermelen, the Vice-President of the concern and director on buses, participated in negotiations. The target of negotiations, were low-floor buses. "VDL", a well-known producer of buses and bus chassis, is ready to offer “NEFAZ” 15 meters-long three-axial chassis for production of low-floor city buses. In future it is planned to produce “Tourist” long-distance buses and city buses on “VDL” chassis powered with a DAF engine. It is also projected to manufacture semi-trailers.
Alongside buses “VDL” is manufacturing high-tech equipment for various industries, including automobile one. The Company has 67 enterprises, located in 16 world countries. It’s not the first visit of the delegation from Netherlands to Bashkortostan. Since “NEFAZ” holds leading positions in the Russian market of large class passenger buses, the interest of "VDL" to “NEFAZ” is quite reasonable.