Kazakhstan is increasing production of agricultural equipment
Kazakhstan is increasing production of agricultural equipment. Kostanay region’s Lisakovsk plant will provide all harvesters imported into Kazakhstan with domestic reapers. This specialized machinery is in demand not only among Kazakhstani farmers. They are exported to several regions of Russia as well.
The factory staff purchases piece parts for agricultural aggregates. The rest parts are produced at the plant. The level of local content is 62%.
LYUDMILA NESTERENKO, TECHNICAL CHIEF FOR SAFETY AND LABOR PROTECTION:
We have 2 plasma installations for metal cutting. There are small and large presses, scissors, turning shops, milling drilling. We manufacture everything ourselves.
Lisakovsk has been delivering reapers to Kostanay plant for several years. The Belarusian harvesters are equipped with these reapers. This year an order was made for almost 160 units.
SVETLANA NEUSTROEVA, STAFF, LISAKOVSK REAPERS MANUFACTURING FACTORY:
Kazakhstan imports from 800 to 1,000 combines every year. We are planning to equip each harvester with our reapers.
Kazakhstan will also increase the production of railway freight carriages by 15 times at once. If in 2016, 300 carriages were assembled, this year it is planned to produce 4,000 vehicles.
TIMUR NURASHEV, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE, MINISTRY OF INVESTMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT:
It will involve 39 Kazakhstani freight cars manufacturing enterprises with 6,730 new jobs. It is planned to produce more than 1,000 freight cars this year. That will cover the needs of Kazakhstan National Railway Operator JSC.
Kazakhstan's locomotives manufacturers have already entered the international market of railway engineering. Kazakhstani diesel locomotives are utilized on the roads of Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Turkmenistan. Kazakhstani 4,600 horsepower locomotives have better technological characteristics. The entire management system is controlled by the on-board computer. Azerbaijan has already expressed its intention to purchase additional locomotives and electric locomotives made in Kazakhstan.