Russia's GAZ Group and Terex agree joint venture

GAZ Group, part of Oleg Deripaska's Basic Element, and Terex Corporation have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture company to manufacture of construction and roadbuilding equipment in Russia.
Earthmoving & Earth Compaction / February 13, 2012
Ron DeFeo CEO, Terex
Terex CEO Ron DeFeo has signed a major manufacturing deal with Russia's GAZ Group

GAZ Group, part of Oleg Deripaska's Basic Element, and 1222 Terex Corporation have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture company to manufacture of construction and roadbuilding equipment in Russia.

Under the agreement the jv will manufacture, market and sell certain Terex and all GAZ Group construction and roadbuilding products in Russia, as well as distribute construction and roadbuilding products manufactured by Terex and exported into Russia. It will also sell certain construction and roadbuilding products of GAZ Group for export.

GAZ Group is the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in Russia, with 18 plants in ten regions and among its products are construction and roadbuilding equipment, powertrain and automotive components.  

GAZ Group will provide manufacturing facilities and human resources as well as access to its Construction Equipment Division dealer network.

The joint venture is expected to be operational in early 2012, and Oleg Deripaska, CEO of Basic Element, majority owner of GAZ Group, said: "I welcome this joint venture between GAZ Group and Terex, which expands and upgrades the road construction equipment product line offered to Russian and international customers and puts both companies in a strong position to take advantage of Russia's booming infrastructure building market. Russia has a lot of roads to build, and we shall be there and ready to deliver."

Ron DeFeo, chairman and CEO, Terex Corporation, said: "From our viewpoint, the opportunity for Terex to participate in helping to build vital infrastructure in Russia and other markets, as we better serve the equipment needs of both existing and new customers is truly exciting. The combined product offerings, expanded geographic reach and extensive manufacturing capacity in the Russian Federation offer considerable opportunity for both our companies."

The joint venture will announce the specific Terex-designed products that will be initially introduced and produced in the near future as decisions are finalised.

Production is planned for GAZ Group's Tvex Excavator, Bryansk Arsenal, Chelyabinsk Construction and Road Machines, and Zavolzhsky Crawler Vehicle Plants.

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