Ukraine: vehicle production down in April 2019

Ukrainian plants manufactured 1,880 motor vehicles in January-April, down by 31.4% YoY, according to the Ukrainian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association, UkrAutoProm. In particular, over the first four months, Ukrainian plants produced 1,587 cars (-33.4%), 15 commercial vehicles (-85.1%), and 278 buses (+9%). According to preliminary data provided by the association, 139 vehicles were manufactured in…

Ukraine: Bogdan Corporation manufactures first bus body for France’s Bluebus

Kyiv-based Bogdan Corporation, one of Ukraine’s major motor vehicles manufacturers, has manufactured the first 18-meter bus body for electric buses of Bluebus, a French manufacturer of environment-friendly public transport vehicles, as part of a new contract signed earlier this year. “Partnership with European companies is an important vector of the corporation’s development, which seeks to…

Azerbaijan: production of Peugeot cars launched

Azerbaijan’s AzerMash company together with the automobile company Iran Khodro Industrial Group (IKCO) have launched the production of Peugeot cars under the Khazar brand on the basis of the Neftchala Industrial Site, spokesperson for AzerMash company Gunay Namidar reported. “Several Peugeot cars have been already produced,” she added. “The cars have been equipped with an…

Uzbekistan: GMU to be renamed

GM Uzbekistan will be renamed in the coming months, the UzAvtoSanoat Deputy Chairman Aziz Shukurov announced. Shukurov added that the Chevrolet and Ravon brands would remain. “The issue of renaming will be resolved in the near future, and we will inform about it soon,” Shukurov said during a press conference. The company exports its products…

Ukraine: Okean shipyard sold for $4.3 million

Assets of the PJSC Mykolaiv Shipyard Okean (Ocean) located in Ukraine’s southern city of Mykolaiv were sold at an auction on December 3 to Annona Trading House LTD for UAH 122.195 million, or $4.3 million, according to Liquidator of the shipyard Iryna Serbin. Initially, the starting price of the enterprise was UAH 1.8 billion ($63.8…

Armenia: tractors manufacture to begin

Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met Armen Harutyunyan, the head of Beltekhnika, a Lithuanian company engaged in the production of agricultural equipment. At the meeting in Yerevan, the parties discussed issues related to Beltekhnika’s initiative to implement an investment project for the production of agricultural machinery such as tractors in Armenia. Reaffirming the Armenian government’s…

Azerbaijan: car exports to start in 2019

The Azerbaijan-Iran car plant Khazar intends to start exporting cars to Russia and other CIS countries in 2019, Veronika Allahverdiyeva, official representative of the Azerbaijani AzerMash automobile company, declared. Allahverdiyeva made the remarks on the sidelines of the Moscow International Automobile Salon in Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center. Azerbaijani “Khazar” cars are showcased at the…

Uzbekistan: GMU raises prices for some car models

Uzbek automaker GM Uzbekistan has resumed sales of cars on the domestic market but the prices have increased by 7.7%, the company said. The principles of pricing and reasonableness of the calculation of prices for manufactured cars were considered with the assistance of the country’s government with the participation of representatives of ministries and departments,…

Azerbaijan: Iran Khodro to expand car production

Iranian automobile manufacturer “Iran Khodro” intends to launch a second line of production in Azerbaijan, said Mohsun Salehi Iran’s deputy minister of industry, mining and trade. This step will allow the company to expand its production in Azerbaijan. “At present “Iran Khodro” intends to increase the current production capacity to raise the daily vehicle output…