MINSK, 29 September (BelTA) – The Belarusian tractor manufacturer MTZ will ship 30 tractors to Russia's Omsk Oblast by the end of the year. Another 90 will be shipped to this Russian region in Q1 2021 in line with the agreement signed by MTZ Director General Vitaly Vovk and Omsk Oblast Governor Aleksandr Burkov, BelTA has learned.
The agreement was signed as an Omsk Oblast delegation visited MTZ the day before the 30th international agriculture expo Belagro 2020 opened. MTZ put its products on display as part of the expo. This is why the Russian delegation could examine a larger number of agricultural machines fitted with attachments and implements made by Belarusian companies. Vitaly Vovk talked in detail about the advantages of the models the delegation was interested in.
The CEO noted: “Russia is a very large country. Many regions have their own peculiarities. This is why we take interest when official delegations led by oblast governors arrive. The visits offer opportunities to talk to them in person about what we can do, demonstrate the machines, and discuss possible cooperation options, including manufacturing cooperation.”
In his words, MTZ shipped 468 tractors to Omsk Oblast in 2019 and 467 tractors in January-August 2020. “The last year's figure will be exceeded taking into account the arrangements that have been made. In any case these figures fall below our capabilities in bilateral cooperation,” Vitaly Vovk said.
The executive said he was confident that the company's lineup of snow packing machines and ice-pouring machines will be in demand in Omsk Oblast. “There is a lot of snow in the region. We've created a lineup of machines and are confident they will decently represent our company in Omsk Oblast,” the MTZ CEO concluded.
MTZ is one of the world's largest tractor manufacturers. Apart from the main factory the holding company MTZ comprises nine enterprises. As many as 26 assembly enterprises have been established abroad. The manufacturing division employs over 17,000 people. MTZ products are represented in over 60 countries.