AMKODOR and Chinese Company CITIC Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Discuss Cooperation on Production of Special-Purpose Robots
On 12 September 2017 Minsk held the negotiations of the heads of the AMKODOR holding and Chinese companies CITIC Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. and CITIC Сonstruction Co., Ltd.
For reference. CITIC Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (CITIC HIC) is a state enterprise of heavy engineering founded in 1956 as Luoyang Mining Machinery Plant. It has been a part of CITIC Group corporation since 1993. CITIC HIC was one out of 156 “important projects” initiated by the Chinese government within the frames of the first “five years” and implemented with the help of Soviet experts. Now, more than half a year after, CITIC HIC has become the biggest manufacturer of mining machinery in China and one of the biggest manufacturers of heavy machinery, equipment for mining and cement industries, robotics and electric actuators for cargo, passenger cars and special-purpose vehicles.
CITIC Construction Co., Ltd. is a 100% branch of CITIC Group corporation. The main company’s activities are foreign general contracts for construction stipulating attracting investments and funding of the Chinese party. The company performs construction in various directions: chemical, oil, light industry, mechanical engineering, construction of housing, railways and highways, ports and etc., as well as export-import deliveries of mechanical and electronic equipment.
CITIC Construction Co., Ltd. regularly enters the top list of the 225 largest world contractors, while occupying one of the first places among Chinese companies. On the Belarusian market, the company has been present for 10 years and implemented a turnkey project for the construction of three cement plants. In 2017 the project for the construction of the automobile plant BelGee and the project for modernization of the Orhsa Linen Mill are being finalized. At the expense of its own investments, in May of 2016 the company started to implement the project for the construction of a multifunctional complex located at Pobediteley Prospect in Minsk.
During the talks, the parties discussed prospects for cooperation in the production of special-purpose robots on the territory of Belarus and agreed on further actions to promote this direction.
In addition, during the talks the parties determined one more prospective direction for cooperation – the production of electric engines and electric actuators.
As BELTA agency informed, by the order of the President A. Lukashenko, Belarus is elaborating the State development program of electrically-driven machines with various power sources.