MINSK – BelAZ, the managing company of BelAZ holding company, intends to start selling dump trucks to Mexico in 2018, BelTA learned from the company.
“BelAZ is working hard to set up and develop a distributor and service network in Mexico. BelAZ Director General Piotr Parkhomchik paid a visit to this country from 11 to 13 Match. He had a number of successful negotiations with Mexican customers who are ready to open their ‘doors' to BelAZ haul trucks with a payload capacity from 30 to 240 tonnes in 2018,” BelAZ representatives said.
“We have found a local partner, Mazon group of companies, together with Belaz North America which is in charge of the Northern American market. The registration of a local representative office in Mexico is nearing completion. The office will be responsible for the promotion of and maintenance services for BelAZ-supplied products. The project to set up the office is estimated at $3 million,” BelAZ noted.
The company will be headquartered in Hermosillo, the capital of the state of Sonora. Along with automotive and aerospace industries, the city is developing mineral extraction. Piotr Parkhomchik met with Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich. The director general confirmed the intention to create new jobs, train and retrain local specialists who will be operating and maintaining BelAZ vehicles in Sonora and in Mexico in general. Claudia Pavlovich reassured that BelAZ will get maximum support from the local authorities. She showed interest in visiting Belarus to learn more about possible options of cooperation in different fields.
BelAZ is the world's top manufacturer of haul trucks with a large and extremely large payload capacity as well as other heavy transport equipment used in mining and construction. In 2017, BelAZ was ranked second among the manufacturers of haul trucks in terms of exports of heavy-duty trucks.