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22 Apr 2020

Minsk Motor Plant’s engine output 5.8% up in Q1 2020

Minsk Motor Plant’s engine output 5.8% up in Q1 2020
Minsk Motor Plant. An archive photo

MINSK, 22 April (BelTA) – In Q1 2020 Minsk Motor Plant (MMZ trademark) increased engine production by 5.8% in comparison with the same period of last year, BelTA has learned.

MMZ secured the growth of key indicators in Q1 2020. The export growth rate totaled 102.3% as against last year’s level while the growth rate of proceeds from sales amounted to 119.7%. As many as 10,978 engines were sold. Engine production rose by 5.8%. The company exceeded its engine output target of 11,000 by 462 engines (as many as 10,832 engines were assembled in Q1 2019).

Trials of the MMZ-4DTI engine installed into a UAZ-469 car were one of the most important events in Q1 2020. A Cuban company approached MMZ in late 2019 looking to buy 100 engine kits for refitting UAZ cars that need new engines.

The Cuban company opted for MMZ-4DTI engines because their output is on par with that of original engines. MMZ engines also boast a number of advantages: a smaller displacement volume, better fuel economy, and more torque at low revolution frequencies.

The MMZ engines will be shipped to Cuba as assembly kits and will be packaged with the necessary tools and parts for frame mounting. The technical trials proved all the components work well but MMZ specialists will continue improving noise reduction, vibration insulation and will continue adjusting fuel equipment.

MMZ had to adjust interaction with foreign partners due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, efforts to prepare the certification of the D-245.2S5M engine, which is compliant with Stage5 environmental standards, have not been affected. Videoconferences with leading European companies are used to prepare the engine for certification. All the emerging issues get resolved. MMZ specialists are now working to fit the engine with a SСR (selective catalytic reduction) system for exhaust gas recirculation.

Five new engines will be shipped to the Minsk-based tractor engineering company MTZ where they will be installed into tractors for performance trials and field tests.

Minsk Motor Plant (MMZ trademark) was founded in 1963. It specializes in developing, designing, and making modern three-, four-, six-, and eight-cylinder engines. The company offers over 100 modifications of engines with their output varying from 7 to 330kW. They are designed to power agricultural machines, road construction machines, forestry vehicles, automobiles, buses, power supply plants, compressors, and other kinds of machinery.

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