KAMAZ Russian sales up by 20% by the end of the first half of 2017

KAMAZ Russian sales up by 20% by the end of the first half of 2017

KAMAZ has sold 12,986 heavy trucks in Russia within the first half of 2017, indicating a 20% year-on-year rise, exceeding the figure in the business plan. In addition, 2117 KAMAZ vehicles have been exported, as reported by the company press office.

As stated by the KAMAZ Deputy General Director of Sales and Service: Sergei Afanasyev, these figures have been achieved as a result of cooperation with the leading enterprises of oil and gas, agricultural and chemical industries and the largest Russian transport and logistics companies, with whom contracts were signed during the first half of the year. Deliveries of KAMAZ vehicles will continue to these addresses in the second half of the year. In addition, new contracts are being negotiated with Russian and foreign clients.

KAMAZ keeps its position as the leader of the Russian heavy truck market, with a share of 51%. The revenue of the company has reached 61.9 billion rubles within the first 6 months of 2017 (+31%).

The Deputy General Director of KAMAZ – the Director of Development Irek Gumerov has spoken about the results of the works on the expansion of the model range and the increase in the share of local components. The organisation of the project on the production of the new 6-cylinder inline engines is implemented at a good pace: the installation of equipment has been completed on the new assembly line at the engine factory, the first samples have already been manufactured and the first KAMAZ-5490 trucks with P6 engines have been assembled. The production of an experimental-industrial lot of 200 P6 engines is within the plans for the second half of the year. New contemporary up to 700 hp engines, complying with Euro-5 and Euro-6 ecological standards, will be manufactured as a result of the large-scale works, which will equip KAMAZ trucks.

The construction of a new plant for the production of cabin carcasses for K5 generation trucks is another major investment project of the company. The project documentation of the entire facility has obtained a positive conclusion from the State Expertise Agency and 80% of the contractors, who will undertake the installation of engineering networks and systems, have been appointed. The building and assembly works on the engineering infrastructure are planned to be completed until the end of 2017.

Preliminary tests have been carried out on KAMAZ-6520 and KAMAZ-65111 trucks with Euro-6 level engines for export purposes, as a part of the modernisation of the existing model range. The assembly of KAMAZ-54909 with front hydraulic drive connection has been completed. The vehicle and its advantages compared to the technology with full mechanical drive will be presented at the Comtrans-2017 Exhibition in Moscow.