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KamAZ/Cummins joint venture celebrates 10 year


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KamAZ Trucks Press Release  /  June 20, 2016

The joint Russian-American joint venture Cummins-Kama, established by Russian truckmaker KamAZ and Cummins Inc. is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

KamAZ and Cummins first establisged a business relationship in 1987 when a US-based group of executives headed by Vice-president John Becker came to the truckmaker’s headquarters in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny.

The meeting was productive, resulting in a basis for joint cooperation.

In 2004, KamAZ launched a new range of 5.5 tonne medium trucks called the 4308 series, all featuring Cummins “B” Series 5.9-liter diesel engines. The success of these trucks exceeded everyone’s expectations, owing to the responsiveness and superb fuel economy of the“B” Series Cummins powerplants.

Building on the successful cooperation, KamAZ and Cummins opened a 50/50 joint venture factory in 2006, ZAO Cummins Kama (КАММИНЗ-КАМА).

With an annual capacity of 24,000 engines, the plant produces Euro-3, Euro-4 and Euro-5 emissions “B” Series engines ranging from 140 to 300 horsepower.

Cummins board chairman Tim Solso said at the time of the decision to establish a joint venture that it was a decisive moment in the history of both companies. Cummins will have access to the largest truck brands sales and service network in Russia and the CIS, while KamAZ wil benefit from new technology and a new niche in the Russian engine market.

Factory photo gallery - http://рейс.рф/article/avtobaza/uzly-i-agregaty/dvigateli_kammins_kama


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