Iveco S.p.A and the SaryarkaAutoProm plant, which is part of the AllurGroup group of companies, have launched an assembly line at AgromashHolding JSC. The new equipment will be added to the existing Iveco PowerDaily line, which has been producing commercial vehicles since March 2013. The trucks assembled in Kazakhstan will be much less expensive than imported Iveco vehicles, as they won’t incur customs fees and foreign exchange costs.
The expansion of the partnership between Iveco S.p.A and SaryarkaAutoProm was announced by Chief Operating Director of Iveco S.p.A Franco Fuzinyani and First Vice Minister of Industry and New Technologies Albert Rau. Now, in addition to cars, vans and light trucks, heavy haulers will be produced in Kostanay.
President of AllurGroup Andrey Lavrentiev noted that the demand for heavy trucks in Kazakhstan is growing rapidly and expressed confidence that working with the Iveco-682, the company will be able to meet customers’ demands.
The Iveco-682 has a complete optimised configuration for driver comfort. Power steering and dual air-brake systems provide manoeuvrability and protect the driver from injuries and shocks. The trucks’ cabs have passed strict crash tests. The truck’s frame is made of stainless steel that is 20 percent thicker than that of other vehicles in its class. Its capacity is 20 tons.
The production of Iveco’s heavy trucks will bring modern industrial technologies and high standards of design and production engineering to Kostanay and Kazakhstan in general.