Daimler will supply Kamaz with 7000 engines annually

Daimler will supply Kamaz with 7000 engines annually


RBK – Kamaz will start using Daimler engines in order to upgrade to Euro-5 standard as from next year. The Kamaz vehicles equipped with Daimler engines will cost more than the ones with Cummins engines and will be aimed mainly for the European export markets. The relevant agreement has been signed between Daimler and Kamaz last week. Accordingly, the German manufacturer will supply Kamaz with 7000 M 906 and OM 457 model engines and 15,000 axle shafts each year. OM 457 diesel engines will be used on Nefaz buses.

As one may remember, Daimler and Kamaz have been cooperating since 2008. In addition, the German company holds 10% share of Kamaz. The pair had established Mercedes-Benz Trucks Vostok and Fuso Kamaz Trucks Rus companies in Russia in 2009 and signed an agreement proposing the licenced production of Mercedes-Benz Axor truck cabins in Russia, this year in June.