Russian truck maker Kamaz is planning to build an assembly plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the African country’s ambassador to Moscow said in an interview with RIA Novosti news agency.
According to Ivan Vangu Ngimbi, the Congolese authorities are currently discussing plans for the facility in the capital, Kinshasa, with the Russian automaker.
“In addition to [supplying] spare parts, service and driver training for these vehicles, we are also discussing the possibility of setting up a plant to assemble Kamaz vehicles in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the future,” the ambassador said, without specifying the exact timeframe.
Ngimbi noted that he also held a meeting with the head of Kamaz, during which he discussed the potential for increasing the supply of Russian trucks to his country. Ngimbi noted that Kamaz vehicles are well known in DR Congo, and local drivers highly “appreciate their quality.”
Kamaz is Russia’s largest truck maker, with a market share of 23.5% as of February this year, according to Avtostat statistics service. The company is widely known for its cab-over trucks and also produces buses and car engines. The company’s heavy duty models are exported to many areas of the world including CIS countries, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.
Yes, those 8x8s are probably the only things that can navigate the horrible roads there. These things are insanely capable both in access and payload., and the MAN, KAMAZ and TATRA 8x8s are a must-have in European armies for a reason.
Don’t be silly. The topic here is the most capable trucks for carrying heavy loads across terrible roads. An 8x8 is the most ideal, unstuckable vehicle. There’s a game called Snowrunner, it will teach you very quickly the mechanics of these trucks, so I would highly advise.