22 Aug 2023 17:02

Kamaz now owns logistics company headed by former Globaltruck CEO

MOSCOW. Aug 22 (Interfax) - Kamaz is now the main investor in JSC National Carrier, which was registered in July with the participation of Globaltruck group's former CEO, Ilya Sattarov, and Kamaz plans soon to present the startup publicly.

"We have acquired a logistics company. Come to Comtrans 2023 a bit later, and we will tell you everything about it and present it. Digital services and digitalization are the direction in which Kamaz will move going forward," PJSC Kamaz Marketing Director Ashot Arutyunyan said on Tuesday at a session of the Moscow International Automotive Forum 2023.

Arutyunyan confirmed to Interfax on the sidelines of the forum that the matter involved the purchase of JSC National Carrier, whose co-founder and CEO is Ilya Sattarov, who is the former CEO of the Globaltruck group, PJSC Globaltruck Management , in which the Monopoly logistics group recently acquired control. Arutyunyan has commented neither on the composition of the new joint-stock company's owners nor on the distribution of shares in it, having only noted that the company is a Kamaz startup.

As reported, Sattarov-headed JSC National Carrier was established on July 7 in Moscow with charter capital totaling one billion rubles. The company registered two branches, one in Yekaterinburg and one in Elektrostal, the Moscow Region, in early August. According to the Unified State Registry of Legal Entities (USRLE), National Carrier specializes in automotive logistics and related activities, including digitalization processes.

A National Carrier representative previously told Interfax that, "the company plans to organize FTL transportation by roadway, using its own fleet, as well as the resources of hired carriers." The representative said that the carrier's fleet was planned at the initial stage to be 400 couplings of tractors and semi-trailers, based on dry/curtain and refrigerated semi-trailers at a 50/50 ratio. The company intends to operate primarily along domestic routes.

The National Carrier representative said that the company has preliminary agreements with large customers among marketplaces and in retail, as well as in the FMCG and DIY segments. "We are planning for much demand in carrying capacity by the end of the year, thus there is interest on the part of customers," the representative noted.