BelAZ (Belarusian: Беларускі аўтамабільны завод, romanizedBelaruski autamabilny zavod, lit.'Belarusian Automobile Plant', Russian: Белорусский автомобильный завод or БелАЗ) is a Belarusian automobile plant and one of the world's largest manufacturers of large and especially large dump trucks, as well as other heavy transport equipment for the mining and construction industries.

Belarusian Automobile Plant
(BelAZ)
TypeJSC
IndustryAutomotive
Founded1948
Headquarters
Žodzina, Belarus
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Piotr Parkhomchyk
ProductsDump trucks
Haul trucks
Heavy equipment
Goods wagons
RevenueIncrease €979.9 million (2018)[1]
Decrease €177.9 million (2018)[1]
Decrease €139.3 million (2018)[1]
Websitebelaz.by
Mining dump truck BelAZ-7547
1971 USSR postage stamp depicting BelAZ 540

BelAZ is a site for one of the largest Commonwealth of Independent States investment projects. The factory finalized two of the three scheduled phases of the technical re-equipment and upgrades. The Quality Management System applied in research and development, fabrication, erection and after-sale service of the equipment complies with international ISO 9000 standards.

HistoryEdit

  • In 1948, a peat extraction machinery plant was constructed by the railroad station Žodzina.
  • In 1951 the plant was expanded into the plant of road construction and land improvement machinery and renamed into "Dormash" (Дормаш), an abbreviation for "дорожное машиностроение", "road construction machinery building".
  • In 1958 it was renamed into BelAZ. Initially it produced MAZ trucks.
  • In 1961 the first 27-tonne BelAZ pit and quarry dump truck was manufactured.
  • In 1990 a 280-tonne truck was manufactured.
  • In 2001 the director of BelAZ plant, Pavel Maryev, was awarded the order Hero of Belarus.
  • In 2005 plans were revealed for production of BelAZ 75600 with 320 tonne (352,600 kg, or 352.6 tons) capacity, ordered by Kuzbass mining.
  • In 2006 the independent Mogilev Automobile Plant (MoAZ) was merged into BelAZ.
  • In fall of 2006 the first delivery of BelAZ-75600.[2]
  • In April 2012, BelAZ announced it would hold an IPO – the first in Belarus.[3]
  • In September 2013, BelAZ presented the first sample of mining dump truck BelAZ-75710, the world largest dump truck with 450 tons load capacity.[4]

ModelsEdit

 
BelAZ-548A (1967)
 
BelAZ-75214
 
BelAZ-7513
 
BelAZ-75450

Discontinued modelsEdit

Mining dump trucksEdit

  • MAZ-525, 25 t (1958–1965)
  • BelAZ-540, 27 t (1965)
  • BelAZ-540A
  • BelAZ-540B, 45 t
  • BelAZ-548A, 40 t (1967)
  • BelAZ-548B, 65 t
  • BelAZ-549, 75–80 t (1969)
  • BelAZ-7519, 110–120 t (1977)
  • BelAZ-7521, 180 t (1979)
  • BelAZ-75211, 170–220 t (1983)
  • BelAZ-75214
  • BelAZ-7522
  • BelAZ-75303
  • BelAZ-75483

Current model rangeEdit

Mining dump trucksEdit

  • BelAZ-7540, 30 t
  • BelAZ-7545, 45 t
  • BelAZ-7547, 42–45 t
  • BelAZ-7555, 55–60 t (since 1994)
  • BelAZ-7557, 90 t
  • BelAZ-7513, 110–130 t (since 1996)
  • BelAZ-7517, 154–160 t
  • BelAZ-7530, 180–220 t
  • BelAZ-7531, 240 t
  • BelAZ-7560, 320–360 t
  • BelAZ-7558, 90 t
  • BelAZ-7571, 450 t (since 2013)

Note: New models[5] are highlighted in bold.

Construction & road-building vehiclesEdit

Other vehiclesEdit

  • MoAZ-75296, low-profile mining and tunneling concrete mixer truck
  • BelAZ-74212, aircraft tug

Other productsEdit


Sponsorship in footballEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c IFRS Audit 2018
  2. ^ Два новых карьерных самосвала "БелАЗ-75600" грузоподъемностью 320 т. (in Russian). 2006-09-11. Retrieved 2009-03-20.
  3. ^ "BelAZ Truck to hold first Belarusian IPO". Steelguru. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  4. ^ "BELAZ produced the world's largest dump truck with 450 tons load capacity". Land of Ancestors. 2013. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  5. ^ "BelAZ. Our Products. Mining Dump Trucks". Retrieved 9 November 2013.

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