/ ChTZ representative presented a tractor to Peruvian provincial governor
In Arequipa city, located in a Peruvian province of the same name, took place a presentation of Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant (which is a part of UVZ corporation and Russian state corporation “Rostec”) and its products.
The event was dedicated to the arrival of ChTZ PK-55 wheel loader to Peru. The ordering customer was ChTZ dealer “Vostok-Sur Export-Import”. This was the first ChTZ shipment to South America in modern history. Vladimir Klein, Head of foreign sales, was representing the plant during the event. ChTZ workers, dealers, Peruvian partners call this shipment a breakthrough, that opens a new path for Russian equipment to the Southern continent.
Now Chinese players are absent on the Peruvian market: eastern manufacturers couldn’t settle on the market. The largest part of equipment on the continent is “Caterpillar” which is much more expensive than ChTZ, and it is sold on deferred terms. American manufacturers also have a well-functioning service and spare parts-store networks.
South Ural manufacturers along with the dealer company still have to organize a necessary infrastructure on the continent, and the presentation event has started the process. The presentation took place in a private-owned university in Arequipa, where they educate service engineers for mining equipment. Earlier there was an agreement signed between ChTZ dealer and the university. The educating institution agreed to provide its facilities and personnel – specialists and students – to “Vostok-Sur” to help in promotion of Russian products. In exchange – the university gets “visual material” – ChTZ equipment. Later ChTZ intends to send there its engineering specialist to provide training for local service engineers involved in pre-sale preparation of ChTZ equipment in Peru. The service and maintenance will take place on the university production base.
This was discussed during the presentation, which was visited by Arequipa Provincial governor Daniel Herrera, Advisor on economic issues to Russian ambassador in Peru Sergei Serenko, head of ChTZ dealer company Jose Louis Velasis. After introduction speech was given by the provincial governor, ChTZ head of foreign sales Vladimir Klein presented him a CHTZ bulldozer scale model as a sign of developing cooperation.
- Our cooperative project, - he pointed out – implies not only shipments of construction equipment. The total goal is to organize the manufacturing of ChTZ products in the province including localization and using of Peruvian parts: lights, batteries and more. In 5 years the localization level is to be up to 30%.
The high potential of the cooperation is proven by the fact that the region that ChTZ has chosen to develop has large coal, silver and gold quarries. This region is the richest in Peru. To promote Russian products more effectively, ChTZ and several other Russian companies have drafted an agreement, which they now intend to give to Russian export center. As they point out, such measure allows launching the mechanism of paying for construction equipment in installments, which should increase the interest to Russian equipment among Peruvian partners.
Press-service of "ChTZ-URALTRAC"