KAMAZ will deliver to Africa almost a hundred trucks for the needs of the UN

© REUTERS / Carlo AllegriЛоготип UN building headquarters in new York. Archival photoKAMAZ will deliver to Africa almost a hundred trucks for the needs of the UN© REUTERS / Carlo Allegri

The largest Russian manufacturer of lorries «KAMAZ» (part of state Corporation rostec) will deliver nearly 100 trucks to Africa for the needs of the UN, the company said.

Equipment will be delivered in the second phase of the project implementation of the world food programme (WFP), the UN’s upgrading of the truck fleet used for transportation and humanitarian assistance to Russian vehicles.

«Until the end of 2018, the leader of the Russian cargo of machinery shipped to Africa 97 trucks and 30 trailers produced by OJSC «NefAZ», a subsidiary of the auto giant in Bashkiria, and spare parts kits», — stated in the message.

In particular, it will be delivered on-Board the cars «KAMAZ-43118» (6×6), «KAMAZ-63501» (8×8), classrooms on the basis of chassis «KAMAZ-43118» (6×6) and autocarinsurance. All equipment is adapted for severe operating conditions with full off-road.

The company notes that in accordance with the strategic partnership agreement between the government of the Russian Federation and the UN WFP, signed in 2014, Russia makes contributions to the Fund, paying particular attention to building the fleet of vehicles of the runway.

Vehicles KAMAZ is the Russian in-kind contribution to the Foundation of the world food programme of the United Nations. In the first phase of the project to upgrade the truck fleet in 2014-2015 «KAMAZ» has already supplied more than 200 units of vehicles. Drop-side trucks, dump trucks, avtotoplivozapravschiki and mobile auto repair shops was sent to the Sudan, Ghana, Uganda and Afghanistan.

«KAMAZ» occupies 11-e a place among the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks and the eighth place in the world on volumes of release of diesel engines. Currently, the company occupies 58% of the Russian market of trucks with GVW 14-40 tons. Among the shareholders of «KAMAZ» — the state Corporation «rostec» (49,9%), Avtoinvest Ltd (23,54%), German Daimler (15%).