Journey to Goodwood with the Kamaz Dakar team

29
Jun
2016
JOURNEY TO GOODWOOD WITH THE KAMAZ DAKAR TEAM

Kamaz’s Dakar Rally truck drove 2755 miles from the team’s base in Russia to be at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. But it was the last 100 miles where things got really interesting…

With 2015 Dakar Truck category winner Ayrat Mardeev behind the wheel, the 900 horsepower, 10-tonne Kamaz 4326 had to crawl through London traffic on its way down to the south coast – with a little stop off at Harrods to pick up a souvenir.

Go on the road to Goodwood with the Kamaz in the video below.

Things didn’t get any easier when Ayrat left the city behind him, either, with the Kamaz having to battle low hanging branches, tight country lanes and some bovine roadblocks before he could arrive at the legendary motorsport event.

Go on the ride with Ayrat and the Kamaz in the video above – then enjoy his run up the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb course in the video below.

Daimler and KAMAZ have started the construction of a cabin factory

25
Jun
2016
Daimler and KAMAZ have started the construction of a cabin factory

KAMAZ has signed an agreement to construct a factory for cabin production in cooperation with Daimler. As stated by KAMAZ press office, the construction of the factory for the purpose of joint cabin production (frame production and painting) by KAMAZ and Daimler has started in Naberezhnye Chelny on 10 March 2016.

Previous day, the general director of KAMAZ Sergei Kogogin has visited the construction site of the new cabin factory DK Rus, situated on KAMAZ premises, together with Wolfgang Bernhard from Daimler board of directors and the management team of DK Rus, as well as the assembly line of KAMAZ cabins.

“The establishment of the joint venture with Daimler for the purpose of cabin production is the latest step in the expansion of the cooperation with the German group. KAMAZ is implementing the strategy formulated by the state corporation Rostech, to attract the smart capital, which brings the required expertise, enables access to new markets and provides additional funding” said the general director of KAMAZ Sergei Kogogin.

Since the establishment of the strategic partnership in 2008, Daimler and KAMAZ have cooperated intensively on many successful joint projects.

Kamaz to resume truck assembly in India in H2 2016

25
Jun
2016
India could become a base for the expansion of Kamaz truck exports in Asia.

Kamaz will resume the assembly of trucks in India in the second half of 2016, the automaker’s Chief Executive Sergei Kogogin told the Rossiya 24 TV channel.

“Today we’ve signed agreements on contract assembly and we’re restarting work on the Indian market in the second half of the year,” he said.

The company has a factory in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It entered the Indian market in 2011 through a joint venture with the Vectra Group, but bought out its partner in 2014.