Ganja Auto Plant
Gəncə Avtomobil Zavodu
|Predecessor||KiAZ (Kirovabad Automobile Factory)|
|Products||automobiles, tractors, trucks, buses|
Ganja Auto Plant (Azerbaijani: Gəncə Avtomobil Zavodu), is an auto assembly plant situated in the Ganja city in Azerbaijan. The factory was founded in 1986 as KiAZ (Kirovabad Automobile Plant) for a production of run of 30,000 "GAZelle" vans according to the project brief. The commissioning was intended to end in 1989 but following a decision of Ministers Cabinets of USSR the construction of the factory was interrupted and the technological project was given to Bryansk automobile plant. The 256 hectares of territory and 50 hectares of production territory stayed without utilization for 15 years.
Construction of an automobile plant was considered by the government after Azerbaijan had obtained its independence. Since 1994 the giant and famous automobile companies of Italy, Korea, Japan, France and Germany have shown interest in the institution, but negotiations held with them ended without a deal.
Construction of the plant began in 1986 under the name KiAZ (Kirovabad Automobile Factory). The production capacity of the plant was designed to produce 30,000 cars. Construction of the plant for the project was supposed to end in 1989, but because of the collapse of the Soviet Union the construction and operation of the plant has been postponed indefinitely. In December 2004 it opened as the Gyandzha Auto Plant and the first car that came out of their production line was presented that year. In the year 2008 the factory produced about 600 vehicles from cars and tractors. Also bus assembly launches in GA.
In parallel, this plant serves as one example of Azeri government to show progress in diversifying its economy, always dependent on oil and gas, and has been able to serve other purposes, in particular, to give political proaganda his government, but not to give any autosificiencia in its main weaknesses, such as the import of transport equipment other nations.
- RUS UAZ
- BLR MAZ trucks
- MAZ 551605-272 (2007-present)
- MAZ 555102-223 (2007-present)
- MAZ 631705-212 (2007-present)
- MAZ 642205-222 (2007-present)
- MAZ 642208-232 (2007-present)
- MAZ 953000-010 (2007-present)
- BLR MTZ Belarus tractors
- Belarus 80.1 (2007-present)
- Belarus 80.3 (2007-present)
- Belarus 82.1 (2007-present)
- Belarus 892 (2007-present)
- Belarus 1025 (2007-present)
- Belarus 1221 (2007-present)