MAZ, a Belarusian automobile plant based in Minsk, and Chinese Zoomlion will set up a joint enterprise releasing special-purpose machinery exploited in construction and utilities, the press release published by the Belarussian company reads.
The machinery will be mostly intended for Russian market. The joint enterprise is scheduled to be created in the coming weeks in Mogilev, a city in eastern Belarus siatuated 76 kilometres from the border with Russia's Smolensk region.
In particular, the Belarussian-Chinese association will be engaged in assembly of truck-mounted cranes, truck-mounted concrete pumps and other equipment.
MAZ and Zoomlion plan to assemble 100 items of machinery in 2017 and over 900 special-purpose vehicles over the course of five years. Apart from Russia, the products will be supplied to Ukraine and Kazakhstan, as well as to Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria.