Long-time purveyors of quality mining equipment, Belaz are ready to set the bar even higher for their industry with exciting strides forward in vehicle manufacturing. WRITTEN BY AMY TOCKNELL
Founded in 1948, Belarus-based Belaz Mining Equipment has continually strived to reach new heights within the market, transforming themselves from small-time peat transportation and agitator machinery producers, into a 14,000 strong workforce to be reckoned with.
ith a decade of experience under their belts, Belaz
rigorous testing procedure, the
began production of increasingly heavy-duty mining
vehicles, once approved, are
machinery, including dump trucks, in 1958, before
disassembled and transported,
embarking on their campaign of extremely specialist vehicle
via railway, to either their
production in the 1990â€™s. This legacy, resulting in the creation of
destination, or the shipping port
a number of metallurgical and road construction machines has
for overseas delivery.
set Belaz in good stead for an even more successful future and has
Arriving at their destination,
provided a suitably sturdy platform for the launch of an extremely
Belaz products are accompanied
exciting development in 2015.
by a dedicated and expert crew of
Not willing to be pigeonholed into just the mining sector, Belaz
technicians, all highly trained in
have expanded their product base, branching out into lucrative market
the assembly and commissioning
areas including construction, road building, mine servicing, freight
of specialist items. This level of
rolling stock, lifting/conveying and consumer goods. By opening
customer service and support
themselves up to a program of diversification, Belaz have secured
is just one of the many factors
their place as one of the foremost suppliers of specialist vehicles and
which sets Belaz apart from
equipment, with a range of over 75 products.
their competitors and has lead to
With six production facilities in Belarus, Belaz are able to cater to
continued custom, resulting in a
the high demand for their products, in fact, they are currently producing
program of investment into the
seven vehicles per working day, including extra-high payload capacity
company, and future products.
mining dump trucks, an impressive feat given that the production
process is hybrid of both automated and manual processes. The work,
internal staff development, all
however, does not stop once the unit is completed. Undergoing a
employees are required to pass
With six production facilities in Belarus, Belaz are able to cater to the high demand for their products, in fact, they are currently producing seven vehicles per working day, including extra-high payload capacity mining dump trucks, an impressive feat given that the production process is hybrid of both automated and manual processes.
an annual requalification test,
and plants, lending itself to a significantly increased production
relationships with Belaz, in some
retaining exceptional standards
schedule, not to mention the active development of new products.
cases up to 30 years, potential
of expertise and commitment to
With a standing commitment to the supply of new generation
the products and are encouraged
equipment on an annual basis, Belaz is well placed to announce their
vetted to ensure a symbiotic fit.
newest and most exciting creation; the 75710 dump truck.
courses. With many internal
The largest vehicle in the world of its kind, the 75710 is a 27-
standards and the upholding of
programs available, employees
foot, 8-wheeled unit, capable of carrying up to 450 tonnes. Powered
quality are essential elements
are offered the opportunity to
by two suitably huge 16-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines, each
in forging a relationship, which
either upgrade their current
supplying 2,300 horsepower, the truck is expected to reach speeds
role or pursue a new specialty.
of up to 65kph. Currently in the testing phase, at the Bachatsky open
before entering into business
With close ties to the Zhodino
pit coal mine in Siberia, the 75710 is expected to be released for
together. With exciting new
purchase in 2015, which will be happy news for eagerly anticipating
developments on the horizon,
Mining is clearly invested in the development of its staff as well as its product portfolio.
Supplying both local and international clients, Belaz consistently
chain relationships is vital.
strive to build on their long-standing partnerships, combining product
development with high-level support services and environmental
responsibility. Setting themselves apart from their competitors, Belaz
Belaz are keen to draw attention
to develop the company as a
Mining endeavors to produce vehicles that adhere to stringent world
whole over the period 2011-
emission programs, despite specialising in an industry that is often
further set them apart from
2014, Belaz will invest a total of
associated with huge environmental impacts.
competitors in the quality-price
$644million into new facilities
Working with a supply chain of companies that have longstanding
battle. Meeting market demand
Supplying both local and international clients, Belaz consistently strive to build on their long-standing partnerships, combining product development with high-level support services and environmental responsibility.
with their 90 tonne dump truck
specialist engineers continuously
striving to optimise production
transmission, 450 tonne dump
processes and develop new
truck (the largest in the world),
innovations, it comes as no
and creation of a dedicated high
surprise that Belaz Mining is a
payload dump truck assembly
market leader in their industry
and will continue to be so. Their
production capacity and costs is
commitment to a continued
sure to follow.
With expertise, employee development
diversification, in conjunction
with exemplar customer service,
responsibility permeating the
has secured an ever-increasing
company, and their ethos in equal
portfolio of loyal clients, eager to
measures, offering customers a
experience the new technologies,
consistently improved catalogue
of cost-effective products is
that Belaz offers.
a priority, one that results in significant time, resource and financial investments into the company. With in excess of 2,000
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Published on Feb 6, 2014