The opening of the KAMAZ brand Autocenter on the island of Cuba was held. The center is located in the Mariel Special Zone of Economic Development (ZEDM), 45 km from Havana.

The solemn event was attended by the leaders of the Mariel free zone, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Cuba Andrey Guskov and the Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in Cuba Alexander Bogatyr. The traditional red ribbon was cut by the CEO of the Kamaz Foreign Trade Company Rafail Gafeev.

According to Rafail Gafeev, the permanent availability of spare parts will provide the necessary level of technical readiness of the KAMAZ fleet in Cuba, which has about 8500 units, as supplies continue for several decades. Mobile workshops will provide offsite service and repair in distant areas of the island. Cuban specialists will work in the Autocentre. “KAMAZ” specialists will come to train the technicians about KAMAZ trucks technical details and maintenance of vehicles of a new model range.



On November 26, KAMAZ PTC together with UzAuto TRAILER company officially launched a new KAMAZ vehicle chassis assembly line in Samarkand. The ceremony was held within the framework of the working visit of the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov to the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The participants of the event were welcomed by the Governor of Samarkand region Erkinjon Turdimov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Chairman of the Board of Uzavtosanoat JSC Shavkat Umurzakov, Director General of KAMAZ PTC Sergey Kogogin and Director General of UzAuto TRAILER LLC Alisher Khojibayev.

The new Assembly line is organized in a new production building, with a total area of 7.4 thousand sq. m. The line is equipped with modern technological and auxiliary equipment, allowing to ensure the production capacity of more than 3,000 units of trucks per year. There is also a section of assembly and installation of gas cylinder equipment on KAMAZ chassis.

The organization of the new Assembly line allowed to move to a deeper level of technology of KAMAZ chassis production, with the use of localized batteries, petrol, oil and lubricants, gas cylinders and other components of domestic production.

As part of the opening ceremony, the ceremony of awarding UzAuto TRAILER LLC with the certificate Hardoх in My Body in honor of the recognition of the quality of dump bodies produced at the plant was held. The certificate was presented by Johnny Siostrem, Vice-President of the Swedish company SSAB, which is a world leader in the production of high-strength steel under the well-known brands Strenx, Hardox, Docol, etc.

The event was continued by the signing ceremony of the founding documents on the establishment of the joint venture “KAMAZ ASIA LEASING” between UzAuto TRAILER LLC and KAMAZ Leasing company JSC. The authorized capital of the leasing company will be $5 million, of which $2.5 million – in the form of direct investments of the Russian side.

It is expected that the joint venture will offer a comprehensive product in the «one window» mode when purchasing KAMAZ vehicles for leasing, including insurance, installation of telematics equipment, etc., online service and a loyalty program will be launched.

Recall that in December 2017 at the facilities of UzAuto TRAILER LLC began large-node production of KAMAZ vehicles with a complete set of superstructures and semi-trailers produced by UzAuto TRAILER. In March 2018, a presentation of KAMAZ trucks produced in Uzbekistan was held. A few months later, the company began selling KAMAZ vehicles, and over the past period, the volume of production of finished vehicles on KAMAZ chassis amounted to more than 1 800 units. Today, the range of KAMAZ trucks produced at the plant exceeds more than 18 types of equipment with a load capacity from 10 to 36 tons.



On November 24, KAMAZ-master trucks were sent to France to leave for the Dakar-2020 rally from there.

According to tradition, journalists and distinguished guests — Rustam Minnikhanov (the President of the Republic of Tatarstan), Sergey Kogogin (CEO of Kamaz PTC), Nail Magdeev (the Mayor of Naberezhnye Chelny) – came to see off the athletes.

The Tatarstan President personally took a look at the truck of the crew of Nikolaev, having passed behind a wheel of the car. Rustam Minnikhanov himself repeatedly acted in races, he praised the car as a professional.

Starting 2020 the Dakar race moves to Saudi Arabia for five years, the ten-year period of South American rally routes has come to an end, and now athletes are waiting for new tests.

We wish our riders good luck!