Ford decided to expand the model line-up of commercial vehicles in Russia. In the beginning of 2017 it will launch sales of Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom vans in the Russian market. Prices for the models will be announced later. Both vehicles will be commercially equipped with ERA-GLONASS emergency system, which will be included in the standard equipment set.
Isuzu will launch the production of heavy trucks in Russia. The trial assembly of prototypes of Isuzu heavy trucks is scheduled for February 2017, the launch of serial production – for March 2017. The matter concerns trucks with GVW from 26 to 33 tons. Pre-orders for the supply of these vehicles have been already accepted.
By the end of 2016 KAMAZ plans to export 6.2 thousand vehicles and assembly kits to foreign markets, which is a 6% increase on the last year. In particular, in October 2016 it delivered the first batches of KAMAZ trailers and spare parts in Havana in the framework of the agreement signed in April with the government of Cuba.
KAMAZ summed up results of its activities in the field of procurement and logistics for ten months of the current year. In January-October 2016 the company reduced inventory procurement and logistics costs. The actual level of claims for accessories and level of returning defective components, metals, materials from KAMAZ assembly plant is also lower than standard indicators.
MAN opened a new dealer and service center in Blagoveshchensk, which became one of the largest stations in the region. The new center will engage in sales and maintenance of MAN and Neoplan vehicles. The dealer and service center «Transit» became the largest service center of commercial vehicles in the Far Eastern federal district of Russia.
KAMAZ-LEASING group of companies delivered the second batch of vehicles for the construction of M-11 high-speed highway. Under the contract of vehicle leasing the road construction company received 20 KAMAZ-65806 tractor units for the construction of a toll highway.
KAMAZ signed a contract on the supply of more than 2.4 thousand vehicles to Cuba. Spare parts and service equipment will be delivered as well. The supply is carried out with the participation of the Russian export center
KAMAZ and «NK «Rosneft» signed a partnership agreement in the field of oil product provision. The agreement stipulates cooperation of the parties in the development, testing and introduction of lubricants and oil products at KAMAZ production facilities. Deliveries of oil products will be implemented by «RN-Lubricants», a specialized subsidiary of Rosneft. The parties agreed on the creation and development of programs of import substitution, the development of lubricants application sheets in industrial equipment.
According to the Federal Customs Service (FCS) of Russia, in January-September 2016 import of trucks decreased by 4.8% to 13.9 thousand units on 665.9 million dollars. Of them 11 thousand trucks on 349.1 million dollars were imported from foreign countries, the remaining 2.9 thousand trucks on 316.7 million dollars – from CIS countries.
The Russian agricultural holding «Miratorg» acquired a large batch of KAMAZ vehicles for its needs. «Miratorg» received 28 articulated lorries on KAMAZ-65115-773081-42 chassis and 10 KAMAZ-5490-014 tractor units.