Modernized production of «BELARUS» tractors opened in Egypt

14 january 2017

An official opening ceremony took place in the Free Economic Zone of Alexandria.

A new assembly line of «BELARUS» tractors opened at production site in Egyptian city of Alexandria. In 2016, the Belarusian side agreed on re-equipment of line with private Egyptian companies.

«After modernization of this plant there is a real possibility to export products to be produced in Egypt. Conditions provided by the Free Economic Zone allow to compete on price in neighboring regions. I think that in two years it will be a demonstrative production in a friendly country, Egypt», - said Director General of OJSC «MTW» Fedor Domotenko during the ceremony.

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Minsk Tractor Works has taken a commitment to provide engineering support to the enterprise as a factory-manufacturer of all kinds of agricultural machinery. In addition the Belarusian side is ready to train professionals for free who will work at the production opened in Alexandria.

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Capacity of modernized enterprise is 2 - 2,5 thousand tractors per year. In time a release can be increased up to 5000 units. In such case it is planned to export at least 30% to other African countries.

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An opening of the Belarusian-Egyptian production became an important event in Alexandria. Leaders of governorate, ministries of Egypt and economic zones of country arrived at the ceremony.

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