In 2017 KAMAZ will supply 300 vehicles to Iran


Next year KAMAZ intends to supply 300 units of vehicles and assembly sets to Iran. As a result, this country will become the fifth largest export market for the company.

This information was presented at the presentation of KAMAZ in the conference AUTOPROM 2016 which is held by ASM-Holding.

According to the Marketing and Advertising Director of KAMAZ, Ashot Harutyunyan, total it will be exported 6,000 units of vehicles in 2017. 3135 units of them (or 52% of total exports) will go to foreign markets.

Vietnam will remain the largest of them. KAMAZ plans to supply 709 vehicles to this country. Cuba, where the automaker has agreed to supply more than 2,400 units in November this year, is not among the major countries.

“Unfortunately those contracts which were in 2016 – Vietnam and Cuba – will leave. The part of Cuban contract probably will be transferred for 2017”, – Ashot Harutyunyan said.

Kazakhstan will be the largest market for KAMAZ among the CIS countries. In 2017 it is planned to supply 1700 vehicle kits here.

Until the end of 2016 the company will export 6,200 units of vehicles and assembly sets. This is 6% more than in 2015.

NEFAZ CNG buses will be used during the World Cup


A large party of CNG buses, manufactured by NEFAZ, which is a subsidiary of KAMAZ in Bashkiria, has been delivered to the Committee of Transport, Traffic Management and the Development of Road Network in Yekaterinburg.

All buses are equipped with Euro-5 standard, 279 hp Daimler M906 LAG gas engines. In addition, GPS/GLONASS navigation systems and destination indicators are also installed in the buses.

The official dealer of KAMAZ – KAMAZEXPORT – is the supplier of the vehicles in UAE.

Daimler will invest more than €250 million in the construction of a Mercedes-Benz factory in Russia


According to the press release published on the official website of Mercedes-Benz RUS, Daimler AG has plans to manufacture Mercedes-Benz cars in Russia for the first time.

SUVs and E-Class sedans will be manufactured at the facility in Esipovo Industrial Park, situated 40km north-west of Moscow, in a flexible operation regime. The manufacturer will invest more than €250 million in the production. The first automobiles will roll off the production lines in 2019.

“Russia is a strategically important and significant market for Mercedes-Benz in terms of sales. Based on this fact, we are expanding our global production network with the construction of the new plant in Yesipovo” – said Marcus Schafer, a board member of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division, in charge of production and supply chain management.

The new car factory in Moscow Region will cover all stages of the production process – from bodywork assembly and painting to the final assembly. More than 1000 jobs will be created in the factory. The region will also benefit from the job creation in component production and service provision areas. The facility will be situated partly in the Yesipovo Industrial Park. Daimler has already established a new logistic centre for the Russian market, approximately 20km away from the planned car factory, last year.

The production will be carried out by the newly created company: Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Rus, which is a participant of the Daimler Kamaz RUS joint venture, alongside Daimler AG. Daimler has been cooperating with Kamaz in the joint venture successfully since 2010, manufacturing trucks for the Russian market. The two companies are involved in JV on a parity basis.

As reported previously, Daimler plans to start the construction of the Mercedes-Benz car factory in Moscow Region in 2018. According to a source of Vedomosti, the annual production capacity of the factory is planned to reach 25,000 vehicles.