Kässbohrer set to grow in Russia

German trailer manufacturer, Kässbohrer, has presented a new tipper model and an extendable low-bed semi at CTT’2014 in Moscow last week.

The new releases are part of the brand’s long-term growth strategy in Russia, where Kässbohrer has invested some 220 million Rubles (€ 4.7 million) since 2009 to grow its market share.

“In line with our strategic target (producing 20,000 units globally by 2018, ed.), we will reach a total investment of 500 million Rubles by the end of 2015,” Kässbohrer President, Çetin Nuhoğlu, stated in Moscow.

According to Nuhoğlu, the new tipper model, called K.SKS, was developed especially for the Russian construction industry and will be produced at Kässbohrer’s local facility in Yasnogorsk.

The Yasnogorsk plant, which was opened in 2012, can boast a production area of 43.000 m2, as well as a dedicated spare parts distribution and service facility.

“I have been working in the trailer industry for 37 years focusing on engineering the right transportation solution for the right customer. We are eager to innovate not only in products, but also in management systems, because we love what we do,” Nuhoğlu said – pointing out that the company has appointed 18 sales dealers and opened 29 aftersales service centres in Russia since 2012. By the end of the year, the network is said to grow to 36 aftersales service centres.

The new, five-axle low loader model, called K.SLA 5, can boast a load capacity of up to of 82 tonnes and will be imported.

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