New ISUZU product line to be launched in the Ulyanovsk region in 2018
Over the first 10 months, the production volume of the enterprise has doubled compared to the same period of last year. In May, the plant started a line for the assembly of C and E truck series with a payload from 33 tons.
The Governor Sergey Morozov said that the enterprise makes an important contribution to the development of the Ulyanovsk region's industry. “The region has been among regions on industrial production for a number of years. We do not allow a slowdown, in many respects, thanks to such plants as Isuzu, UAZ, Dimitrovgradhimmash. A significant contribution to positive dynamics is made by the enterprises of the military-industrial complex. Out key task today is to keep the current rate of work to show great result at the year-end”, - the head of the region emphasized.
According to the production director of AO "Isuzu Rus" Pavel Golovin, the output has doubled. “Over the first 10 months of 2016, we have assembled 1500 cars, this year – almost 3.5 thousand. We are planning to complete a bit more than 4.5 thousand cars in total, while initially this number was no more than 3800 units”, - the director said.
The main ISUZU customers are corporate clients. This year, the Ulyanovsk plant has developed an 18-ton vehicle specially for the customer. This line has pneumatic rear suspension localized in Russia.
“We are also getting ready to launch a pilot project - a SNG-engine working on methane, serial production of which will be started in the 3rd quarter of 2018. At the same time, we are working on an all-wheel drive vehicle weighing 3 tons – NMS-85. We will launch serial assembly in the first quarter of 2018”, – Pavel Golovin added.
According to the regional Ministry for Industry, Construction, Housing and Public Utilities, and Transport, following the results of the first 10 months of 2017, the index of industrial production in the Ulyanovsk region has made 107.4%. The growth rate has reached 102.5% compared to the same period in 2016.
“It is important that results in all spheres continue to exceed the last year's results. Mining has increased by 1.6% compared to the period from January to October in 2016. Supply of electricity, gas and steam, as well as air conditioning, - by 2.1%; water supply, wastewater disposal, waste management and contamination removal - by 10.1%. The main part of the regional industry consists of processing productions, which index has made 108.9%. Just over the last month, the growth rate in this sphere has reached almost 1%. I would like to highlight the significant increase in production of computers, electronic and optical goods over the last month (NPP "Zavod Iskra", AO "Ulyanovsk Instrument Manufacturing Design Bureau", NPO "Mars", Ulyanovsk Mechanical Plant). In October, the index in this sphere has grown by 16.3% and has made 112.4% following the results of the first 10 months”, - reported Andrey Tyurin, the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Ulyanovsk region.
In addition, according to the dedicated experts, positive dynamics can be seen in the following types of manufacturing: vehicles and equipment production – 162.2% (+4,6% in one month); chemical production – 155.2%, (+5.4%); production of other vehicles and equipment – 151.2% (+7.3%); production of rubber and plastic goods – 124% (+3.1%).