MINSK, 11 July (BelTA) – The Belarusian tractor manufacturer MTZ and Russia's Samara Oblast intend to advance cooperation, MTZ representatives told BelTA.
MTZ Director General Vitaly Vovk and Samara Oblast Agriculture and Food Minister Nikolai Abashin have signed the relevant agreement. This cooperation will be geared towards providing Samara Oblast agricultural enterprises with agricultural machines, spare parts, and maintenance services, towards the organization of overhaul repairs of machines and vehicles (with the installation of original parts and with the restoration of original parts and components). A dedicated organization will take care of repairs. Apart from that, MTZ and Samara Oblast will cooperate in personnel training and in scientific research.
Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ trademark) was established on 29 May 1946. It was reincorporated into a holding company in August 2014. MTZ is one of the largest manufacturers of agricultural machines not only in the CIS states but the entire world. MTZ employs over 16,000 people. Customers are offered over 100 tractor models in more than 200 modifications for all climatic and operational conditions. New models boast great capabilities with regard to the aggregation of agricultural machines of various manufacturers. The public joint-stock company (OAO) MTZ designs, makes, and exports wheel tractors and spare parts, licenses their production abroad, organizes and offers aftersales service for sold vehicles, and offers personnel training with regard to operation and maintenance of the vehicles the company makes.