First Batch of Kamaz Trucks Shipped to PH
Russian truck and engine manufacturer Kamaz has just shipped the first lot of trucks to the Philippines under a memorandum of understanding signed by the Russian company and Lifetruck International Inc., its exclusive Philippines-based dealer, distributor and service center.
According to a Kamaz press release, eight trucks consisting of the models KAMAZ-6520, KAMAZ-6460, and KAMAZ-5460 were shipped to Lifetruck in accordance with the memorandum, which was signed by both companies in May 2017 in Russia during a visit initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte and the Russian-Philippine business forum.
The eight trucks are just the first of over 1,000 Kamaz units that are set to be delivered to the Philippines until 2020.
The MOA provides the framework for the development of a network for the sales and service of Kamaz trucks, as well as the establishment of an assembly production in the Philippines. The tractors and dump trucks built by the Russian company seek to serve the cargo transportation, agriculture, and construction needs of different industry sectors.
In the near future, Kamaz plans to sign a dealership agreement with Lifetruck and supply the next batch of vehicles, the Russian manufacturer’s press service said.