MINSK, 7 February (BelTA) – The Belarusian tractor manufacturer MTZ plans to increase export to $1 billion in 2023, MTZ Director General Vitaly Vovk told the media on the sidelines of the first international conference BELARUS TRACTORS in Minsk on 7 February, BelTA has learned.
Last year, MTZ produced 2,100 more tractors than in 2021, with the export up by 28% to exceed $900 million in monetary terms. This year, we are eyeing $1 billion in export, he noted.
"We produce 50,00 units of equipment per year and are trying to further increase the output to reach all markets. We used to supply products to 125 countries. Last year this number decreased slightly. Recently, the Belarusian head of state visited the African continent where we signed contracts to supply our machines," Vitaly Vovk said.
MTZ organized the first international conference BELARUS TRACTORS. Quality Mark on 7-8 February to determine the fundamental principles of the work of the largest assembly companies of Belarus and Russia with suppliers, taking into account the new geopolitical and macroeconomic realities.
The event brought together more than 250 people: heads and representatives of the Industry Ministry, MTZ, Belarusian Fund for Financial Support of Entrepreneurs, Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI), Belarusian State Institute of Metrology, Belarusian State Institute of Standardization and Certification, and the mechanical engineering flagships such as MMZ, MAZ, BelAZ, Gomselmash, KAMAZ, Pneumostroymashina and others.