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20.02.2014

High assessment from Head of Government

During the visit to the Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant (MZKT), Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich familiarised himself with the company’s production facilities and implementation of the investment project, dedicated to the plant’s comprehensive modernisation.

The head of government visited the frame press, machine assembly and development shops, as well as the assembly and testing shop. He also saw the plant’s prototype vehicles and mass-produced ones.

Having a wealth of experience in the field, MZKT is able to develop vehicles featuring high cross-country ability, operational temperature range from –50 to +50 °С and cargo capacity of up to 250 t.

The company applies advanced computer-aided design techniques and flexible manufacturing systems to provide top-notch performance of its vehicles, known under the brand name VOLAT.

According to Myasnikovich, MZKT is an excellent example of efficient production of high-quality and highly competitive solutions.

This is exactly what the government demands from other companies. The plant manages to combine science, designers’ expertise and professionalism of the workers.

“All these issues are successfully dealt with here. However, time zips along: the market demands new products and new business rivals emerge,” noted the prime minister. “In this context, one of the key aims of my visit is to consider a draft decree on building a brand new hydromechanical transmission plant, which would supply its products not only to MZKT, but also to many partner companies, including Belarusian ones.”

MZKT has a strong design, intellectual and innovative core. About 270 employees are currently working on new solutions and upgrading the existing ones. “I am glad they didn’t confine themselves to the traditional products. The renewal and upgrade process is constantly underway, contributing to the company’s competitive edge,” said Mikhail Myasnikovich.

Speaking of personnel issues, the prime minister mentioned that Belarus was training specialists for MZKT and similar plants at the Belarusian National Technical University and machinebuilding colleges.

Talking to the journalists, Myasnikovich stressed that MZKT was a science-intensive innovative manufacturer of cutting-edge products. “Today, they focus not only on traditional defence products.

They are diversifying the production range and manufacturing civil and dual-use systems,” he said.

MZKT is a leading CIS manufacturer of heavy-duty vehicles, applied for defence and civil purposes and capable of operating in different weather conditions. Its products, comprising over 200 systems and their modifications under the brand name VOLAT, are well-known worldwide. The company supplies them to over 15 countries, including Russia, Turkey, the UAE and Venezuela

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