07-08-2012 11:04 Belarus
Belarus aims for 15% international harvester market share
By 2020 Belarus plans to raise its share in international sales of grain harvesters from 10% to 15%. The task has been set by the government program for developing the country’s production sector till 2020, the press service of the Belarusian Industry Ministry told BelTA.
To reach the goal, Belarus will manufacture highly effective grain harvesters with the output capacity of at least 20 tonnes of grain per hour. The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Gomselmash has already designed a harvester like that. The self-propelled harvester KZ-14 Palesse GS14 implements the latest technological solutions for high-yield fields. The company also offers the grain harvester KZS-1218 Palesse GS12 with the grain mass processing capacity of at least 12kg/s and the grain output capacity of 18 tonnes per hour and more. The grain harvester KZS-10K Palesse GS10 boasts the grain mass processing capacity of at least 10kg/s and the grain output capacity of over 15 tonnes per hour.
According to the National Statistics Committee, in 2011 Belarus made 1,900 grain harvesters and about 500 forage harvesters.
Belarusian tractor manufacturers have been tasked with raising the export share beyond 90% of the output. In 2011 Belarus turned out about 60,000 tractors, with 59,100 ones exported.
The government program for developing the country’s production sector till 2020 has also set other targets. Belarusian manufacturers should preserve at least 30% of the global market of quarry and mining machines. With this in mind OAO Belarusian Autoworks (BelAZ trademark) is implementing a project to create the capacity and increase the output and sales of mine dump trucks with the carrying capacity of 90-450 tonnes.
There are plans to penetrate promising markets of Venezuela, China, Cuba, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine to promote medium-duty trucks. By 2015 the export of all kinds of automobile engineering products should be at least doubled. By 2020 the export of all kinds of automobile engineering products should be raised by 60% in comparison with 2015.
There are plans to expand the range of diesel engines manufactured in Belarus, to make them compliant with international ecological safety standards Euro-5, Euro-6 and Tier-3A.
More automobile components will be shipped to Russia, with Belarus-made products substituting imports. Facilities will be built to make car components.
The gauge of rolled metal products and steel pipes will be expanded, with the quality of steel improved.
Manufacturers of electrical products will have to bolster Belarus’ position as Europe’s leading producer of power transformers. To reach the goal, Minsk Electrotechnical Plant named after V.I. Kozlov has already made the CIS’ first pilot model of an oil-cooled three phase transformer TMG24-400/10-U1 with a stranded magnetic conductor made of amorphous alloys. The innovative product can reduce energy loses four times over.
Belarusian machine tool manufacturers will need equipment, including numerically controlled machine tools. By 2020 the output of machine tools should reach 3,000 per annum, including 1,500 NC machine tools. The export of machine tools should reach at least 60% of the output.
Guidelines for manufacturing electronic household appliances have been laid down. In 2012-2015 the output of refrigerators and freezers should be raised by 30,000 pieces per annum, up by 40,000 in 2020. According to the National Statistics Committee, in 2011 about 1.2 million refrigerators and freezers were made in Belarus. By 2015 the output of washing machines should reach 500,000, up to 650,000 by 2020. In 2011 Belarus manufactured over 310,000 washing machines.