During the working trip to Kostanay region the Prime-Minister visited the range of production facilities and also got acquainted with production sites of a sole in the country manufacturer of light vehicles by CKD method. Karim Masimov also was shown the range of produced vehicles and demonstrated the first in Kazakhstan electric cars of JAC brand of sedan, SUV categories and commercial vehicles manufactured in the plant.
During the visit the Chairman of Director Board of AllurGroup Andrey Lavrentiev told about the changes of tendencies of world automotive industry, namely the changes of products (electric cars, unmanned vehicles and etc.), changes of production methods (3-D printing, implementation of module platforms), changes of sales methods (mutual ownership, сar-sharing, trade-in and etc.) which will influence the development of automotive industry in each country where the production has been adjusted. Also the prime-Minister was presented the model of future development of the company taking into account these tendencies.
Andrey Lavrentiev, the Chairman of Director Board of AllurGroup:
- Today we show the result of our first experience of electric cars production in the territory of Kostanay. Our specialists have got acquainted with the production process of electric cars using the existing capacities. We became certain that the production of electric cars in Kostanay, in fact, is possible and available even to date, as we already have technical base and personnel resource has been created. The next step in the development of electric vehicles production will be testing of pilot batch for exploitation in winter conditions in north regions of the country, and also the continuation of work on price decrease for Kazakhstani people.
By the way, from the moment of the last visit of the Prime-Minister to the hugest auto production site of the country were the following changes: appearance of new light auto brands of Jac, Hyundai, Iveco and Jac commercial vehicles, the production start of semi-trailer trucks of Iveco Stralis due to the CKD 3A technology supposing the assembly of around 300 thousand details with chassis painting process . Were concluded the agreements for further strategic partnership and placement of complete production of Peugeot 301, JAC S3 and Iveco Daily models oriented to export at the production sites of the company. The share of Kazakhstan content was significantly increased. Local content of several models of commercial vehicles achieved 50%. In the development of agricultural sphere the company expanded the nomenclature of produced harvester threshers by including the «New Holland TC 5080 and ТС 5.90» harvesters of Italian origin. Also was signed the agreement with Belorussian partner «Gomselmash» for the development of partner relations and creation of mutual production on the basis of Kostanay plant.
Andrey Lavrentiev during the visit told the Prime-Minister about the current state of production sites, reported about the reconstruction performed of production shops within the frameworks of production modernization and also spoke about the future plans of shops’ changes till 2017 year taking into account the expansion of model range of CKD production of light and commercial vehicles.