On September 23, BelAZ heavy-duty truck manufacturer launched its newly-built trimming and acceptance shop supplied by Italy’s IMEL S.p.a., a BelAZ representative reported.
The total value of the project stands at $17.8 million.
The 3,800-square-metre facility is intended for painting parts and aggregates of dump trucks with 30-450 ton cargo capacity.
The Belarusian Automobile Plant (BelAZ) was set up in 1958. It is one of the world’s largest producers of automobiles for open cast mines and building significant hydroengineering objects.
The company assembles over 200 models of mine trucks with the carrying capacity ranging from 30 to 450 tons, special machines (front loaders, wheel bulldozers, wheel vehicles for metallurgic companies, aircraft haulers, irrigative machinery, automobile dump semitrailers, and consumer goods).
Engines for rock handlers are supplied by foreign companies such as Cummins (USA) and Deutz (Germany), less powerful ones are bought from Yaroslavl Automobile Plant and Ural Motor Plant (Russia).
The annual output equals 800-900 items. BelAZ produces heavy-duty trucks for open-cast mining in South-East Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. (Prime-TASS/Business World Magazine)