KAMAZ-Vostok Starts Working
Today, KAMAZ has opened an assembly plant in Khabarovsk to manufacture vehicles and special machinery bearing the trademark of KAMAZ.
The first KAMAZ assembly facility in Russia has been named OOO KAMAZ-Vostok. The launch ceremony was attended by Vyacheslav Shport, Khabarovsk Territory Governor; Alexander Sokolov, Khabarovsk Mayor; Sergey Kogoghin, Director General of OJSC KAMAZ; representatives of administrative districts of the Far Eastern Federal District, and KAMAZ top mangers.
To date, the JV rents areas of about 600 square meters at one of machine-building plants of the Far Eastern regional center and expects to produce 200-250 vehicles a year. The business project of the enterprise provides for the expansion of the production facilities up to 2,000 sq m as the assembly increases in future. Assembly sets delivered from Naberezhnye Chelny will be used for assembly of KAMAZ crew buses, vehicles with crane-manipulators, insulated vans, high-sided trucks and some other vehicles there. The mix of all-purpose parts and units is produced by local enterprises, while some special-purpose auto components will be bought in South Korea.
The work of the JV organized in such a way will lead to a considerable cost reduction of production. Up to now, transportation of outsized vehicles by rail through the whole country greatly reduced the price competitiveness of the vehicles. Besides, timing of KAMAZ’s Far Eastern customers’ orders will be reduced.
As one of the guarantors of Russia’s transportation security, KAMAZ initiated another novelty in the Russian automobile industry having organized the first assembly enterprise on the territory of the country.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
New Holland Awarded Gold Medals at Agrosalon 2010, Russia
New Holland Agriculture was presented with two awards for engineering innovation by the Agrosalon 2010 Exhibition committee.
Held from the 6th to the 9th of October 2010 at the “Crocus Expo” International Exhibition Center in Moscow, Agrosalon is one of the most important agricultural fairs in Russia, and is attended by leading Russian and foreign agricultural equipment manufacturers.
New Holland Agriculture received two Gold medals recognizing its development of innovative farming technologies with practical benefits on production, for the CSX7000 combine's Opti-Fan™ system and the FR9000 forage harvester's IntelliFill™ system. New Holland has once again confirmed its proven reputation for technical ingenuity to the benefit of Russian farmers.
Opti-Fan™ system takes Gold
The New Holland CSX7000 combine is produced at the Naberezhnye Chelny plant, the manufacturing base of the recently formed industrial joint venture between CNH Global NV and OJSC KAMAZ. It offers large combine capacity in a compact frame coupled with state of the art technology.
Advanced features, such as SmartSieve™, enable the CSX7000 to maintain high productivity levels with low grain loss when working across slopes. Sensors monitor the inclination of the combine and adjust the throw of sieves to ensure that crop flows evenly through the combine and does not gather on the down-slope side.
The gold-medal winning Opti-Fan™ system takes combine performance on slopes to the next stage, with automatic compensation for continuous uphill or downhill gradients. The fan speed control system senses the combine’s angle of ascent or descent and automatically adjusts the cleaning fan speed to compensate. The operator sets the level-field fan speed and the system reduces the speed when travelling uphill and increases it when travelling downhill to optimise the material layer thickness on the cleaning shoe. No extra work is required from the driver, losses are reduced and the grain sample is improved.
Automatic Trailer Tracking gets Gold
The FR9000’s IntelliFill™ system allows the operator to fill a trailer accurately and with minimal losses, even when visibility is limited. The automatic trailer tracking system uses a specialized 3D camera mounted under the spout to guide the crop flow into the trailer. The system ensures a uniform fill whether the trailer is alongside the forage harvester, or following, in the case of starting new fields.
The spout-mounted sensor creates a distance image of the trailer and its surroundings, based on NIR (Near Infra Red) technology. Unlike conventional mono or stereo camera systems, which have poor depth perception, the New Holland tracking system can accurately position the crop flow to a distance of 20 metres.
The driver benefits from improved operating comfort and safety, and is able to concentrate on the front of the machine and increasing work rate. During long working days, and even in the dark, the automatic spout guidance will consistently reduce spoilage of crop, thus increasing the overall quality of work of the forage harvester.
New Holland Agriculture offers a full line of equipment, which includes the locally built T8000 and T9000 tractors ranging from 325 to 525 hp and the CSX7000 combine harvesters in the 272-300 hp range. Today the brand is market leader in the combine segment and is among the top players in the tractor, tillage and seeding equipment segments.
New Holland Agriculture is a global manufacturer and seller of agricultural equipment. Its reputation is built on the success of its customers, cash crop producers, livestock farmers, contractors, vineyards, or groundscare professionals, who can count on the widest offering of innovative products and services: a full line of equipment, from tractors to harvesting, material handling equipment, complemented by tailored financial services from a specialist in agriculture.
A highly professional global dealer network and New Holland’s commitment to excellence guarantee the ultimate customer experience for every customer. More information can be found online at www.newholland.com New Holland is a division of CNH Global N.V. (NYSE:CNH), a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A (FIA..MI).
OJSC KAMAZ is the largest Russian manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks. It takes the 11th place in truck production (of 14 t GVW) and the 8th place in diesel engines production in the world. KAMAZ Group consists of 96 enterprises, 13 of which are the main associated companies. The staff is about 59 000 employees. KAMAZ sales and service network covers all regions of Russia and the CIS, and also traditional outlets. There are 127 dealers and more than 100 firm service car centers. Trucks of GVW from 14 up to 40 tonnes, diesel and gas engines are the major products of OJSC KAMAZ. The trucks are used in the CIS, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America (more than 80 countries).
Wednesday, 20 October 2010