July 5, 2012 on the “Minsk Automobile Plant,” a presentation of cargo transport MAZ trucks with crane-manipulator manufactured by «Fassi Gpu Spa» (Italy) was held.
Journalists and guests were shown the vehicles during handling operations. The vehicles MAZ-6940A9, MAZ-6941A9, MAZ-494043 with the Italian crane FASSI are an alternative light-duty truck cranes.
Special feature of the novelty is that it combines two pieces of equipment: cargo truck and crane manipulator. Operation of such vehicles can significantly save on fuel and human resources.
There was a press conference with the Director General of JSC “MAZ” Alexander Borovsky, a representative of the company «Fassi Gpu Spa» Giovanni Fassi, Deputy Director General for Technical Affairs Dmitry Korotkevich.
A memorandum of cooperation was signed between JSC “MAZ” and company «Fassi Gpu Spa».
As the General Director of JSC “MAZ” Alexander Borovsky said “the new project will allow the Minsk Automobile Plant to keep abreast with the global trends of the automobile industry”. Today, for example, in Western Europe every fourth commercial vehicle is equipped with CMU. “MAZ” selected the internationally known manufacturer — Italian company «Fassi Gpu Spa» as a partner, producing more than 60 species of crane-manipulators of various capacities
It is planned that by the end of the year there will be produced about 100 MAZ trucks with CMU Fassi in Minsk, herewith an important point about the localization of production stipulated in this memorandum, according to which about 30% of the components for handling modules will be produced in Belarus.