09/02/2013 | 07:51am US/Eastern
GAZ Group to deliver PAZ chassis to Cuba
GAZ Group will deliver 330 PAZ-32053 chassis to Cuba by the end of 2013.
The Cuban Government plan to start their own production of buses on this
GAZ Group has already delivered 210 PAZ-32053 chassis to Cuba and plans
to deliver 120 PAZ chassis more by the end of the year. The Cuban bus
based on the 2013 PAZ chassis will be called the Diana. The Cuban
partner will ensure the warranty and maintenance of the buses. PAZ will
supply spare parts to Cuba.
The component base of PAZ-32053 is reliable on any roads, easy to
operate and maintain and well known to Cuban customers. PAZ actively
cooperated with Cuban partners in the development and organization of
the Giron bus based on PAZ component case: approximately 15,000 buses
based on the PAZ-672 chassis were produced in Cuba between 1970 and1980.
GAZ Group PresidentCEO Bo Andersson said “The cooperation with the Cuban
side is one of the development stages in GAZ Group’s export strategy. We
have launched GAZelle production in Turkey and Ural production in
Kazakhstan, and we are determined to strengthen our export business. Our
products meet the newest market demands and the requirements of the
leading ecological classes which prove its competitiveness among
international customers. We expect our export bus sales to increase by
20% by the end of 2013″.
Source: “GAZ OAO : GAZ Group to deliver PAZ chassis to Cuba | 4-Traders”