Production of heavy trucks to be launched in the Ulyanovsk region in May
On 13 April, the Governor Sergey Morozov visited a complex of AO "Isuzu Rus" with a working visit and discussed prospects of its development with the management of the enterprise.
“This year in May we are planning to start assembly of heavy trucks of the C- and E-series with a weight from 33 tons and more at the Ulyanovsk site. The assembly capacity is expected to be 400-500 units and we are going to further expand it. Today our plant is working at its full power”, - explained Ryoji Yamadzaki, the Chairman of the Board of AO "Isuzu Rus".
According to the management of the enterprise, more than four thousand cars will be manufactured in 2017. It is planned that cars will use both the traditional diesel engine and the gas one. At the same time, all of them will comply with Euro 5 of the European Emission Standards. Currently, trucks of heavy series are in the highest demand in the European part of Russia. The second center of interest is the Far East.
In 2017, the planned output will make 4332 units, which is by 87% more than the year before. According to the Director for Production of AO "Isuzu Rus" Pavel Golovin, this year it is planned to increase the number of regular staff in order to ensure the timely execution of the plan.
“First of all, I would like to thank the management of the enterprise for the excellent conditons that you created for the employees. It is important for us that you systemically index the salary. Today the current average is 40 thousand rubles. Recently we have talked to the director of OOO "UAZ" Vadim Shvetsov about the prospects of using the platform of the UAZ industrial park to the full extent. We agreed that we would hold meetings with all suppliers to help to increase the level of localization of production, including the one of Isuzu Rus. We are planning to make them a good offer, which is also connected with different tax benifits, so that they will place their facilities here. We, in turn, will provide them with skilled professionals. In accordance with my instructions, in the nearest future, the regional Government will develop a special law on compensation of expanses related to training of personnel”, – the head of the region emphasized.
Cooperation between the Japanese company "ISUZU RUS" and the Ulyanovsk region began in 2006. In May 2012, an assembly shop of ISUZU RUS was opened in the territory of UAZ. Trucks of various loading capacity made by ISUZU are assembled in Ulyanovsk with the use of both import and locally made parts and components. In August 2016, an agreement was signed between the Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation and AO "ISUZU RUS", according to which the Russian subsidiary of Japanese "Isuzu Motors Ltd" becomes an anchor resident of the UAZ industrial park in Ulyanovsk.
As a reference
JSC "ISUZU RUS" (АО ИСУЗУ РУС) is an official manufacturer and distributor of the ISUZU cars in Russia. The company was founded through joint efforts of two Japanese corporations - Isuzu Motors Limited (74% of shares) and Sojitz Corporation (26% of shares). The field of activity of the company: production and sale of a full range of ISUZU commercial vehicles with the full weight of 3.5-33 tons.