The Belarusian automobile industry is associated with heavy engineering. Over 1,100 mining trucks, 2,000 combine harvesters, and 22,000 trucks are produced annually in the republic. MAZ and BelAZ are among the country’s best known brands.
Over the past couple of years, Belarusian newspaper headlines have been full of news about the passenger car industry. The assembly production of BelGi and Unison cars in Belarus is gaining momentum every day and attracts attention from potential partners from abroad. The appearance of such centers in the country is a clear indicator that the Belarusian market is strategically important for auto concerns.
YuXinOu is a company from from the city of Chongqing, located in the Chinese province of the same name. In early 2020, YuXinOu and transport and logistics company AsstrA-Associated Taffic AG signed an agreement to deliver car kits from China to the Unison plant in Belarus. The client requested “last mile” delivery in Belarus. The service included payment for station service and delivering the goods by auto to the warehouse.
The wagons were unloaded during the May Day holiday period. As planned, on the first day 19 containers were unloaded. 20 were unloaded on the second day and 5 on the third. All together, 44 containers were shipped over 3 days.
“Our colleagues from the Belarusian office worked quickly and smoothly. Despite the holidays, the operational work was carried out according to a clear schedule,” says Guang Yang, Sales Specialist at AsstrA in China.
A company that decides to invest locally increases the competitiveness of products in the local market. Cars assembled in the country become an affordable choice for domestic consumers. The opening of a new production capabilities also involves a well-developed strategy to promote cars on the markets of neighboring countries.
“The Unison plant has been relying on AsstrA for over 10 years. Thanks to our close proximity to the recipient and strong working relationship the plant’s team, we were able to handle all requests and issues promptly,” says Yurij Dunaev, Rail Transport Specialist in AsstrA’s China Division.
“The car kits were delivered to the factory for final assembly. Our Minsk and Shangahi offices’ great teamwork made it possible to quickly resolve any issues that came up and finish the project successfully. It is worth noting that we have deep experience working with other Chinese companies and are eager to take on more projects like this one,” summarizes Nikolaj Krokun‚ Head of the AsstrA Automotive Logistics division.