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MAZ, Cummins talk over engine supplies

MINSK, 20 April (BelTA) – Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ trademark) and Cummins Inc. (the United States) discussed the plans for supplies of engines for Belarusian trucks in 2012-2013, BelTA has learnt.

Minsk was visited by several representatives of Cummins: Vice President Richard Kleine, General Manager Brett Merritt, Director General of the Cummins Office in Moscow Andrei Lavrenov. The participants of the meeting discussed cooperation development regarding the supplies of Cummins diesel engines Euro-3, Euro-4 for MAZ vehicles.

The sides also talked over pricing issues and development of a joint service network. Cummins showed its readiness to provide service support at its stations as well as assistance in accreditation of MAZ stations in Belarus and Russia.

The Belarusian company has so far purchased 15 Euro-3 and Euro-4 engines. In April 2012 it expects another batch of 53 engines, with 78 more coming in June.

Founded in 1919, Cummins Inc., a global power leader, specializes in design, manufacture, distribution and service of engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.

Founded in 1944, Minsk Automobile Plant was reincorporated into an open joint stock company in 2009. The company produces truck tractors, high-sided trucks, medium-capacity automobiles, dump trucks, log trucks, short log trucks, cross-country vehicles, automobiles fit for special equipment as well as buses and trolleybuses. MAZ offers over 250 models and modifications of vehicles.