PJSC "Poltava Automobile Unit Plant" ("PAAZ"), was established on Dec 1st 1945, as a service plant for agricultural equipment and today it is a modern well-equipped producer of complex air brake gear for heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Now PAAZ is the only in Ukraine and one of the biggest companies of such specialization in CIS, which produces air brake gear for KrAZ, KamAZ, MAZ, BelAZ trucks, trailers, semi-trailers, buses, trolley-buses as well as for other specialized vehicles.

In addition to that, PAAZ diversifies its product range with consumer goods (meat mincing machines, kitchen machines, juice extractors, pelmeni makers), which are very popular and well-demanded today not only in Ukraine, but also in Russia, Germany, Romania, Kazakhstan, Moldova and other countries.

Our company has gained acknowledgement and respect in Ukraine, CIS and Baltic countries, China, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, USA, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, Poland, Romania and Argentina. PAAZ has business contacts in more than 40 countries.

According to the results of the “Best Native Product 2007” contest, PJSC “Poltava Automobile Unit Plant” was recognized as the winner in “Machine-building and Metal Working Goods Production” nomination and awarded with gold medal of quality and received the diploma of Best Native Product 2007 in its field. The ceremony was held by representatives of the State Department of President Affairs.

PJSC "Poltava Automobile Unit Plant" has been accredited in compliance with ISO-9001: 2000 quality management system standards and received certification from the following agencies: UkrSEPRO conformance certificate of State Standard ISO 9001-2009 requirements ¹ UA 2.003.05409-10 from 11th November 2010 and TUV Rheinland InterCert (Germany) conformance certificate of ISO 9001:2008 requirements ¹ 7510060150 from 9th March 2011. These certificates cover designing, development and manufacturing of vehicles brake gear devices, pneumoapparatus for manufacturing equipment and consumer goods.

PAAZ has it’s own brake gear testing laboratory, accredited by National Standard of Ukraine to perform certification tests, where we continuously control the quality of our products.

In order to satisfy its foreign customers, PJSC “Poltava Automobile Unit Plant” has a wide and constantly growing dealer network in CIS countries. As for today, we have dealers in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Naberezhnye Chelny, Minsk, Chisinau, Kaunas, Kiev, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Lvov and other cities of the CIS countries.

We carefully consider the needs and requests of our customers and base our relationship on mutual interests.

Our mission is to provide our clients with the highest quality products and services. The way to fulfilling this mission is a great commitment to continuous quality monitoring, implementation of new technologies and improvement throughout the company.

This mission includes a bulk of effort from our technical departments: engineering dept., experimental area, testing laboratory, technological and tool production depts. Just for “Pavlov Bus Plant” Ltd. we have developed three new products: Reverse Hand Brake Valve 11.3537410/-10, Two-Section Brake Valve with Pedal 11.3514308, Air Dryer 11.3536008, which are now being arranged for mass production.

On-road tests of valves 11.3537410, conducted by our customers “PAZ”and “Likino Bus Plant” have confirmed their dependability and vehicle producers have agreed to use these valves on assembly instead of HB1242 produced by «KNORR-BREMSE». Currently a preproduction series of 11.3537410 valves is being tested at “MAZ”, “URAL” and “Donetsk Excavator”.

The most demanded item among those being arranged for mass production is Air Dryer 11.3536008, which has successfully passed laboratory tests at “KAMAZ”, “MAZ” and on-road tests at “PAZ”, “RIAT”, HC “AutoKrAZ”, “Boryspil Bus Plant

Currently we are restoring partnership with Minsk Automobile Works and have already started supplying serial brake gear and are arranging the production of new items 11.3518010-20, 11.3522008-10.

Also there’ve been made arrangements for buying and implementing new-generation equipment. Thus, we have signed contracts for delivery of GT-20 turning lathes, produced by “HAAS” (USA), melting furnaces PTS650/12, PTSP570/12 produces by «LAC s.r.o» (Czech Republic). Contract with “WAFIOS” (Germany) for FSE23 machine is currently being negotiated.

In the end of 2006 we implemented automated design for production tools: moulds for pressure casting of aluminum alloys, plastics, stamps for sheet-metals stampings and other equipment, which allowed us to reduce design time-frame and improve quality.

Ensuring the image of a reliable supplier and active cooperation with our customers in the technical field, the ability to meet their needs for new and upgraded products have resulted in growing sales and stability.

As a result of the operation during ten months of 2007, PJSC “Poltava Automobile Unit Plant” has increased sales 1,3 times comparing to similar period of 2006, reaching $13,8 million, which is $3 million growth; this includes $12,01 million sales of brake gear.

In total volume of shipped products in 10 month of 2007 we exported 72,9%. Sales have grown in Russia (24,1%), Germany (44,8%), Moldova (400%), Kazakhstan (300%), Belorussia, Georgia, Latvia and other countries.

Stable growth of financial has allowed investing into the social sphere. Comparing to the last year, average monthly salary has grown 1,75 times and as for Nov 1st it’s reached $360.
The company cares about its employees and values the team of professionals working at PAAZ.

There are substantial showings in the social and cultural spheres:
  • 250 employees and their families will be recreated in Crimea with company’s assistance.
  • PAAZ pays tuition of 40 students, including 12 employees who study externally.
  • 18 students graduated in 2007, including 5 externals. Annual tuition costs reached $25 750.
The administrative staff is actively working on improvement of working conditions and social programs. One of such programs is company policy in the field of occupational safety. Total number of employees at PJSC “Poltava Automobile Unit Plant” amounts to 1361 people.
Now we have to work in conditions, when the demands of our customers are continuously growing. Ukraine is becoming more and more open for international cooperation, and this not only brings positive effect. Currently our market is flooded with cheap low-quality products, and it’s difficult to resist this tendency. That is why we decided to stand in the firm manner of competition, which means having precise aims, clear vision of our future and our mission, protecting the values of our customers and thus strengthen our competitiveness and increase profits.

This determines, first of all, the course for innovations at the expense of earned funds, active development of new designs and arranging production of new products, enhancing technologies, upgrading equipment and educating our staff.

I believe in the future of Poltava Automobile Unit Plant and its ability to keep the high level market position, gained on the difficult road in years of work. I wish PAAZ prosperity, success and new achievements.

General Director
PJSC "Poltava Automobile Unit Plant"                                               Andrian Lytovchenko

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