The KAMAZ Corporation’s engine plant is one of the largest Russian engine and powertrain plants. It was established in December 1975 and today includes the main plant building and two thermogalvanic blocks. The plant’s capability is 60,000 engines and power units a year.
The plant began production of R6 engines in July of this year. KAMAZ Director General Sergei Kogogin told Vladimir Putin about the high level of local content in the new R6 engine. Only 17 percent of its parts are imported; 30 percent are produced at KAMAZ, and the other 53 percent at other Russian companies. During the tour of its new assembly lines, Vladimir Putin was shown how the computer quality control system works.
The President also saw the truck frame plant at KAMAZ. The frame plant is a joint venture between KAMAZ and Daimler and was opened in May 2019. Daimler KAMAZ Rus produces over 30 models of Mercedes-Benz and Fuso trucks at the industrial site in Naberezhnye Chelny. The project was launched in May 2016.