MINSK, 25 November (BelTA) - The Belarusian tractor manufacturer MTZ stands ready to expand cooperation with the Udmurt Republic of Russia, MTZ Director General Vitaly Vovk said during the talks with Governor of the Russian region Aleksandr Brechalov, BelTA learned from the MTZ press service.
In January-October of this year, MTZ delivered 107 BELARUS tractors to Udmurtia, as many as in the same period of last year. Vitaly Vovk suggested exploring new areas of cooperation to increase tractor export to the Udmurt Republic. He recalled that tractors are not only agricultural machines. They can also be used for utilities, road construction and forestry purposes. "I propose to work more actively in this direction," Vitally Vovk said.
The parties agreed to expand cooperation in all avenues.
The press service noted that for several years the Udmurt Republic hosted the Tractor Biathlon tournament using BELARUS 82.1 tractors.
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.