Russian plant to manufacture energy-saving tractors in Kazakhstan

ASTANA (TCA) — Russia’s Peterburgsky Tractorny Zavod (Petersburg Tractor Plant) plans to start production of Kirovets energy-saving tractors in Kostanay (Kazakhstan). This was said at the meeting between First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin and General Director of JSC Peterburgsky Tractorny Zavod Sergey Serebryakov on January 29 in Astana, the official website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported.

At the meeting, the sides discussed prospects for cooperation in the field of agricultural engineering between Kazakhstan and Russia, issues of locating the production of Russian Kirovets tractors at the site of Agromash Holding KZ in Kostanay, as well as deepening the production localization in Kazakhstan.

Serebryakov expressed interest in cooperation not only in organizing the production of tractors, but also in setting up production of components — cardan shafts and wheel disks — at the facilities of Agromash Holding KZ JSC.

“JSC Peterburgsky Tractorny Zavod intends to launch the production of energy-saving tractors at the facilities of JSC Agromash Holding KZ,” said Serebryakov.

He earlier got acquainted with the potential of the production sites of the leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery in Kazakhstan, Agromash Holding KZ, national automaker SaryarkaAvtoProm LLP, as well as the Industrial Zone in Kostanay.

The production of the Russian plant is popular in Kazakhstan. From 2014 to 2017, about 500 Kirovets tractors were sold in Kazakhstan. According to the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture, the annual demand is about 1,600 tractors.

Peterburgsky Tractorny Zavod is a subsidiary of the Kirov Plant, one of the oldest machine-building enterprises in Russia, founded in 1801. In 2014, the mass production of K-744R series of the updated generation of heavy agricultural tractors Kirovets was launched. Now the plant produces eight modifications of Kirovets agricultural tractors of series K-744R with capacity from 300 to 450 liters and 17 types of road-building and special machines made on the basis of Kirovets industrial tractors.

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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