KAMAZ plans to organise truck assembly in Senegal and South Africa

KAMAZ plans to organise truck assembly in Senegal and South Africa

Autostat – KAMAZ has agreed to supply 400 automobiles to Senegal, as told by the general director of the company Sergei Kogogin. According to Kogogin, the Senegalese government can provide guarantees under the contract.

The head of KAMAZ has stated that an agreement proposing the establishment of a KAMAZ assembly plant in the country can be signed this year. “Senegal is ready to offer us good conditions as to the establishment of production facilities at the industrial park near Dakar. The operations will commence at the factory within the 18 months following the signature of the agreement” – noted Sergei Kogogin. The current model range of KAMAZ will be assembled at the facility. Today, the refrigerated vehicles are in high demand in Senegal, due to the developed fishing industry. KAMAZ has been exporting vehicles to Senegal since 2003, as stated by the company press office.

In the meantime, according to the company, the assembly organisation needs an annual minimum car sales figure of 500 units. Sergei Kogogin has mentioned Africa and Latin America, as new markets KAMAZ aims to enter.

KAMAZ expects to assemble up to 1500 vehicles in South Africa per year, as told by Kogogin to TASS. The vehicles in question are dump trucks for mining. “We expect to start operations next year, upon the solution of the technical issues and the certification of all necessary models” – added Kogogin.

KAMAZ had signed an agreement with the South African manufacturer BELL previously. The South African company will buy the vehicle kits from KAMAZ and assemble the certified vehicles for the national market, with further implementations at its facility.