By Amina Nazarli
The Ganja Automobile Plant has commissioned the production of KAMAZ vehicles, the company reported on April 14.
Earlier in February the Ganja plant and JSC KAMAZ signed an agreement allowing Azerbaijan to manufacture and sale KAMAZ cars.
“After the signing of the agreement, an assembly line was established at the factory which has produced the first car today,” the company said. “The production volume of the new assembly line is expected to reach 1,500 cars per year.”
President of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, who is on a working visit to Azerbaijan, as well as Ziya Mammadov, the Azerbaijani transport minister, Elmar Valiyev, the head of the Ganja executive power and Sergey Kogoghin, the director general of KAMAZ OJSC attended the opening of the new assembly line.
The plant is going to produce 31 models of KAMAZ vehicles under the agreement signed with the Russian company. A new workshop for the industrial assembly of KAMAZ vehicles will also be organized at the plant until the end of the year.
Ganja Automobile Plant was established in 2004. At first, the number of employees was 85 people and now their number has reached 700.
The plant has produced about 5,500 tractors of 8 models and about 2,400 MAZ vehicles of 21 models, so far.
In 2015, the plant plans to produce up to 500 MAZ vehicles for various purposes, up to 50 HALLER utility vehicles, which meet environmental standard EURO-4, about 1,400 “Belarus” tractors of different models and more than 30 KAMAZ vehicles.
Currently, Ganja Automobile Plant is assembling “Belarus and MAZ automobiles.
The company gives a one-year guarantee to the equipment produced by the plant. It also ensures quality services in all regions of the country.