13 Nov 2019 18:07

Kamaz intends to boost passenger-vehicle production capacity 1.7-fold by 2021

KAZAN. Nov 13 (Interfax) - Kamaz is planning to boost its capacity to produce passenger vehicles from six to ten units per day, the group said in a statement.

This represents a 1.7-fold increase.

At the Bashkortostan subsidiary NefAZ , the existing assembly line has been fully overhauled for the production of electric buses, and a second line has been built for the production of buses with internal-combustion engines.

"We have now achieved 5+1 capacity (five buses and one electric bus) per day. We plan to transition to a 6+2 scheme at the beginning of 2020. Additionally, an investment project on increasing capacities to 8+2 is being initiated," the statement reads.

A company representative told Interfax, "We are planning this for next year," adding that the company is now fully utilizing its bus capacity and is increasing its passenger-vehicle production capacity.