Astana Motors To Build New Plant In Almaty

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On January 25th Kazakhstan’s president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received the founder of Astana Motors, Nurlan Smagulov, who informed him about his company’s plans for the automotive industry in Kazakhstan, the president’s press office reported.

Mr Smagulov reported that in 2023 Hyundai Trans Kazakhstan and Hyundai Trans Almaty, subsidiaries of Astana Motors, manufactured 48,857 passenger cars and 981 commercial vehicles.

Mr Smagulov told the president that the construction of the Astana Motors Manufacturing Kazakhstan multi-brand plant in Almaty, for the production of China’s Chery, GWM (Haval), and Changan vehicles, is scheduled to be completed in February 2025. The plant’s capacity will be 90,000 vehicles per year. Of these, 60% will go for export. 

In September 2022 Astana Motors signed memoranda with Chinese automobile concerns Chery Automobile Company, Changan International Corporation, and Great Wall Motor, allowing it to manufacture these companies’ cars in Kazakhstan.