KAMAZ-Master sets off for DAKAR-2014 rally

4
Jan
2014

Details of the Dakar rally which is to take place in January 2014 were announced during a press conference of the KAMAZ-master team at the RIA Novosti agency in Moscow.

KAMAZ-master is going to send more racers to Dakar this time – in five “combat” racing vehicles. Besides proven crews of E. Nikolaev – E. Yakovlev – V. Rybakov (the crew’s start number is 500), A. Mardeev – A. Belyaev – A. Israfilov (No. 503), A. Karginov – A. Mokeev – I. Devyatkin (No. 506), there will be crews only debuting at Dakar, but already with trophies from Africa Race 2013: A. Shibalov – R. Amatych – A. Khisamiev (No. 545), D. Sotnikov – V. Mizyukaev – A. Aferin (No. 549). Dmitry Sotnikov’s crew will provide other racers with emergency assistance.

Altogether, there are 71 racing trucks in the starting list of Dakar-2014. Among them are two HINO and two LIAZ, three RENO and three MAZ, four IVECO, eight TATRA, eight DAF and eight MERCEDES, 11 GINAF and 17 MAN trucks, except five KAMAZ vehicles.

Answering the journalists’ questions, Vladimir Chagin, Manager of the KAMAZ-master team, told that all racing vehicles had been updated and tested during the outgoing 2013 year. For example, the trucks received improved electronically controlled Wabco & Knorr-Bremse pneumatic brakes. In 2014, the organizers of Dakar Rally will tighten up emission requirements. Besides, the engine capacity will be limited to 16.5 litres since 2016. Therefore three of five racing tucks which set out to South America to participate in Dakar-2014 Rally are equipped with Liebherr engines. The rest two vehicles are as usual powered with YAMZ engines.

Mr. Chagin said that Nikolaev’s, Mardeev’s and Karginov’s crews had undertaken a challenge to get into the top ten at Dakar-2014. Dmitry Sotnikov’s and Anton Shibalov’s task is to do the whole route, gain experience and test the vehicles. “We hope they won’t disappoint us all,” the manager of the famous team emphasized. “But our competitors have advanced vehicles and fast racers too: about 15 crews will strive for victory.”

Sergey Kogogin, “KAMAZ deliberately resorted to setting itself higher tasks”

4
Jan
2014

OJSC KAMAZ, a member of State Corporation Rostekhnologii (Rostec), is summing up the results of 2013. The company’s top manager Sergey Kogogin gave a big interview to the company’s mass media in which he announced the company’s plans for 2014.

According to Sergey Kogogin, the 2014 business plan is not so easy to implement. “We approved the plan for manufacture of 43 thousand vehicles,” KAMAZ’s top manager said. “This is a slightly higher figure than in this year’s plan, but we are not expecting positive changes in the Russian economy, and, as a matter of fact, in other countries too – we see stagnation, recession virtually everywhere.” At the same time, KAMAZ set more difficult goals for itself intentionally. “Our sellers, designers, manufacturers and purchasers have started jointly working on our model range, on tasks which we must perform,” Mr. Kogogin said.

OJSC KAMAZ, a member of State Corporation Rostekhnologii (Rostec), is summing up the results of 2013. The company’s top manager Sergey Kogogin gave a big interview to the company’s mass media in which he announced the company’s plans for 2014.

According to Sergey Kogogin, the 2014 business plan is not so easy to implement. “We approved the plan for manufacture of 43 thousand vehicles,” KAMAZ’s top manager said. “This is a slightly higher figure than in this year’s plan, but we are not expecting positive changes in the Russian economy, and, as a matter of fact, in other countries too – we see stagnation, recession virtually everywhere.” At the same time, KAMAZ set more difficult goals for itself intentionally. “Our sellers, designers, manufacturers and purchasers have started jointly working on our model range, on tasks which we must perform,” Mr. Kogogin said.

Only the best components for KAMAZ vehicles

12
Dec
2013

Top managers of BorgWarner Turbo Systems – the largest producer of turbo-chargers manufacturing turbomachinery under the trademarks Schwitzer (England) and KKK (Germany) – visited KAMAZ

Frédéric Bernard Lissalde, Vice President and President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems, arrived in Naberezhnye Chelny with other top managers of the company in order to hold negotiations with Sergey Kogogin, Director General of KAMAZ. Besides, the delegation met with Irek Gumerov, Director for Development, and Rustam Shamsutdinov, Director for Purchasing. They discussed options of their beneficial cooperation.

The guests visited the KAMAZ engine plant and CUMMINS KAMA Joint Venture located on its territory where they saw a process of KAMAZ and Cummins engine assembly, visited the Automobile Plant where they were demonstrated the work of the mother assembly line and a cab assembly line.

Business cooperation of KAMAZ with BorgWarner Turbo System (Schwitzer till 1999) in engineering development started as far back as 1988. Today Schwitzer turbo-compressors delivered to KAMAZ are used to produce engines of the Euro 3 and Euro 4 emission standards. Besides, they are installed on gas engines of KAMAZ vehicles and NEFAZ buses.

BorgWarner is the world’s leading producer of power units and systems. Turbo-chargers produced by the department of BorgWarner Turbo System are considered to rank among turbo-chargers of the highest quality in the market. Many world-known auto producers prefer products of this company.

It is an effort to produce high-quality vehicles that makes KAMAZ choose the world’s best producers of auto components as its partners.