MAZ is not ranked in the Russian subsidy program and is currently losing its Russian market share to the Western manufacturers, MAZ CEO Dzmitry Katsyarynich told tut.by.
In the first half 2017, Volvo, Scania and Mercedes-Benz trucks pushed MAZ from the third to the sixth place.
These companies have opened in Russia their assembly plants and are part of the state subsidy programs.
“We cannot boast of it. They would not let us in, even though MAZ trucks have Yaroslavl plant engines, the gearbox is also Russian, and the metal is purchased in Russia, too. We counted 2,400 ‘Russian’ parts,” said Katsyarynich.