26 Apr 2022 13:16

Ural Motorcycles to move production from Russia to Kazakhstan - minister

NUR-SULTAN. April 26 (Interfax) - The Russian producer of Ural motorcycles will relocate its production to Petropavlovsk, the administrative center of the North Kazakhstan region, Kazakh Industry and Infrastructure Development Minister Kairbek Uskenbayev said.

The manufacturing of Ural motorcycles will be based at the site of the Kaztekhmash machine-building plant.

"The Ural plant is negotiating with Kaztekhmash. The industrial lease agreement has already been signed. We will welcome the Russian producer, and we have a lot of such companies," Uskenbayev told reporters on Tuesday after the government meeting.

Earlier, Ural Motorcycles CEO Ilya Khait announced that the company was moving its production to Kazakhstan. The decision followed the ban on the import of Russian equipment and disruptions to their supply chains of components affected by sanctions. The plant in the city of Irbit, the Sverdlovsk Region, will continue to produce motorcycle frames and chassis parts.

Ural Motorcycles, the world's leading maker of off-road ready sidecar motorcycles, exports to the USA, EU, Canada, Australia, and Japan.