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Farewell with KamAZom

Cyril - Haratjan
  Farewell with KamAZom
CYRIL - HARATJAN

Under Vyshnim Volochkom the small Bashkir, bald, barefooted, in torn trenikah and made oily kalsonnoj to a shirt, pahnuvshy terrible onions peregarom, has affably opened a mouth, having shown any black obmylki instead of teeth, and has invited us to sit down to it in the car. We were stopshchiki went to Leningrad, and it the driver, went from Naberezhnye Chelny to Novgorod and very much hastened, was late aboard the plane to return back, on the small native land near to the river of Kama where efforts of party and the government and with assistance of capitalists had been constructed factory on manufacture of good trucks. Our Bashkir of 1,5 days went without ceasing, as before three days of saws - walked on wedding of the sister and now a little that thought. Not to fall asleep, it put out a dirty physiognomy in an open window, after a head the wheel, and it " rotated; KamAZ left on a counter strip. To us who have got used to many, was strashnovato as speed the best at that point in time domestic sedelnyj the tractor which has been not aggravated by any trailer, a head one, developed an order of 120 km at an o`clock.
and what cosy and soft seemed then kamazovsky salon! Any comparison with MAZom where to one of two stopshchikov always it was necessary to sit directly on the motor, what even it was unpleasant in the winter. Or, let us assume, with outstanding achievement of the Kutaisi motor industry by truck KAZ which overcame any abrupt hill on the first speed, strainedly growling.
KamAZ Seemed top of technical perfection, argued with the Zhiguli on speed and comfort also became the present dream of everyone respecting stopshchika the end 1970 - h - the beginnings 1980 - h years. To mine, for example, until then while once near Vyborg me has not got sedelnyj the tractor of Volvo belonging to firm Sovtransavto . In general - that such never stopped on the raised hand, but here something happens, and the Petrozavodsk communist by name of Ernest has brought up me to Leningrad. KamAZ alas, has ceased to be dream, remained simply good passing car.
since then kamskie trucks have not too changed, while (with a pressing pain for Fatherland I write this banality) the world cargo motor industry has stepped. The competition, and very cruel as essential growth of sales of trucks does not occur is observed, and in some years it is necessary to speak even about reduction in demand; To put it briefly, approximately two and a half one million trucks a year in the world it is made, and, to increase release, the company should move any other company which is not going to move.
Here, as well as in many other branches of business activity, to the aid of businessmen merges and absorption come. In cargo motor industry today it is very fashionable. Certainly, the businessmen who are letting out trucks, do not accept Ferdinand Pieha`s advanced strategy, the chief of Volkswagen, further all other auto makers promoted by the way of unification of platforms entirely (them about five, and two ten marks of the cars differing only with a stuffing) is issued on them. But unification of knots and details, concentration and specialisation on the merged manufactures, naturally, gives a considerable prize in the cost price.
while conditions look as follows. Long-term leader DaimlerChrysler (trade mark Mercedes) has conceded the first line to just formed union of Volvo, Scania and Mitsubishi. This Trinity lets out approximately 10 % of trucks in the world, while DaimlerChrysler (it posesses also the American mark of trucks Freightliner) - less than 9 %. The following line about 7 % is occupied with an alliance led by Renault where on the different rights enter Iveco (cargo division of Italian autoconcern FIAT) and Mack (one more legendary American mark - at its trucks on muzzles is strengthened a figure of a bulldog), them recently has joined also Japanese Nissan. Afterwards there is a collective from Dutch DAF, two legendary American marks Kenworth and Peterbilt, and also English Foden - all of them belong American Paccar Inc. Not to lay aside great automobile power Japan, I will inform that sedelnye tractors Hino (the mark belongs to Toyota) occupy approximately 5 % of the European market.
the Most interesting here here that. Persistently it is rumored that Volvo and Renault here - here will agree about joint activity on a cargo field. In 1994 these two companies tried even to merge, but the Swedish shareholders have objected, and it costed armchairs to the head of Volvo of Peru of that time to Jullenhammeru. Already having retired, Per with bitterness has blabbed out to any Swedish newspaper that idiots shareholders so and have not understood anything: the main thing - for the sake of what merge was started, - trucks, and at all legkovushki.
Hardly now it will be a question of merge - too the great sum should to someone be laid out. But also joint koordinirovannaja activity ominously threatens positions of other participants of the market. However, Swedes and Frenchmen in eager rivalry assure that such plan at them is not present. However it is a lot of indirect signs of that, and one of them on domestic soil: Volvo has curtailed negotiations with ZILom about assemblage on its capacities of trucks, having assigned to all Renaults.
At last I will notice that if this business on ZILe will go, cosy and high-speed KamAZu it is necessary hardly even on the native Russian earth. Abroad - that it for a long time do not start up.