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Minsk Automobile Plant [MAZ] - Current Operations

Minsk Automobile Plant open joint stock company the largest enterprise of Republic of Belarus for release of heavy-load automobile, and also bus, trolleybus and hook-on equipment. The Minsk automobile plant includes all types of the operating productions peculiar to modern large engineering plants among which: foundry, forge, press, welding, machining, thermal, painting, assembly, tool. The scale of the released cars turns on truck tractors, onboard, medium-tonnage low-frame cars, dump trucks, timber carrying vessels, trucks of increased passability, and chassis under a complete set of a various special equipment and installations.

JSC Minsk Automobile Plant designs and manufactures trucks, buses, and towed vehicles. It provides trucks, such as fifth-wheel tractors, all-wheel drives, drop-side trucks, dump vehicles, and chassis; and auto cranes. The company also offers various services, such as repairing and rebuilding heavy trucks and light vehicles; auto cranes technical servicing and repair; surface preparation for coloring and coating; welding and repairing works, lathe, grinding, mechanical, and milling works; and metal fabrication. It markets and sells its products through dealers in Belarus and internationally.

MZKT also has converted its products into civil heavy duty all terrain tractors. The first generation of off-road automobiles emerged in 1950s, which demonstrated the potential of implemented technological solutions. Many years of experience in the development and production of special-purpose heavy-duty and super heavy-duty chassis for the USSR Ministry of Defense resulted in a whole pallet of wheeled chassis for various equipment able to move on any road and any terrain.

Nowadays MZKT produces cargo trucks and semi-trailers to them, truck-trailer combinations for carrying indivisible loads of 50-70 t, dump trucks, pipe carriers, chassis for concrete mix-tures, water and fuel tankers. Accumulated practical experience in building 3-, 4-, 6-, 7-, 8- and 12-axle motor vehicles enables MZKT to produce the vehicles as per a concrete order of the most exacting business partner.

For more than 60 years, Volat (OJSC Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant) has been developing and producing unique transport solutions for its customers for the transportation of heavy loads on public roads and in difficult terrain. JSC "MZKT" creates a technique for individual technical assignments of customers, from one to several hundred units using the widest possible range of domestic and foreign components.

The plant is an independent economic entity with the right of the legal entity, is as head enterprise a part of Belavtomaz Production association as a part of which there are also RUP "BAAZ" (Baranovichi), RUP "OZAA" (Osipovichi), RWA of "KZTSh" (of Zhodino), RUP "Litmash" (Minsk), PRUP "DEMZ" (Dzerzhinsk), RUP "Stroymaztrest" (Minsk). The production association includes 12 enterprises:

  1. Republican Unitary Enterprise "Minsk Tractor Plant"
  2. Smorgon Aggregate Plant
  3. Bobruisk plant of tractor parts and units
  4. Vitebsk plant of tractor spare parts
  5. Minsk factory of special tools and technological equipment
  6. Minsk gear factory
  7. Lepel Electromechanical Plant
  8. Smolevichi gear factory
  9. Gomel Plant "Hydraulic Drive"
  10. Hydraulic equipment plant in Khoyniki
  11. Narovlyansky plant of hydraulic equipment
  12. Mozyr Machine-Building Plant

For more than half a century, the chassis of OAO MZKT has been used as a mobile basis for the deployment of modern high-tech military equipment and armaments. The main competitive advantage of the produced equipment is reflected in the corporate slogan: Technique that does not know obstacles! The Volat's technology has excellent running characteristics, which allows it to work in conditions of total impassability. No hurdles to work and a variety of harsh climatic conditions. Volat cars are equally well proven in the hot deserts of the Middle East and in the permafrost of the far north of the Russian Federation.




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