Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia 20th December 2013
Two of the largest industrial companies in Europe have recently signed an agreement to cooperate on the development and manufacture of industrial vehicles in CIS Countries, in particular CNG powered vehicles.
According to the agreement, the giant Russian industrial vehicle manufacturer Raritek will use valves made by the Italian-based Cavagna Group.
The General Director of LLC RariTEK Rafael Batyrshin had this to say on the subject: “This agreement strengthens the relationship and cooperation between the Cavagna Group and xperion Energy & Environment. As CNG technology providers, we were the first to recommend Cavagna Group products to Kamaz and now all the valves used in Kamaz vehicles are made by the Italian company.”
“We are delighted and proud of this agreement,” said Davide Cavagna, Cavagna Group CEO, “since it demonstrates the technological and commercial competitiveness of our valves. Russia is one of the most important markets in Europe for CNG powered commercial vehicles and Kamaz is the leader in this area.”
Cavagna began working on the Russian automotive market about seven years ago. However the real turning point came in 2009 when the working relationship with the leading Russian commercial vehicle manufacturer Raritek started. Raritek is one of the most important goods vehicle and bus manufacturing groups in the world. The partnership began and developed thanks to the hard work of RariTEK’s exclusive CNG technology supplier. RariTEK is present throughout Russia with over 160 specialized sales and service centres. Kamaz preferred the Cavagna Group products offered by RariTEK over those of other European competitors. Today, the Cavagna Group is RariTEK’s only CNG valve supplier.
About the Cavagna Group
The Cavagna Group is a world leading manufacturer of equipment and components for controlling compressed gases (energy gases, alternative fuel gases, medical gases, industrial gases, and specialty and cryogenic gases). It was founded in 1949 with headquarters in Northern Italy, close to Brescia, which is historically renowned for its metal processing industry. The Group consists of nine vertically integrated production companies in Italy and eight others spread across the five continents. The Cavagna Group now sells in more than 135 countries worldwide through a distribution network consisting of fifteen fully owned additional distribution companies. It boasts good business relations with major oil/gas companies, industrial gas companies, automotive OEMs, compressed and liquefied gas container manufacturers and gas appliance OEMs.
More info: www.cavagnagroup.com
LLC RariTEK is ОАО KAMAZ’s official distributor and strategic partner for the manufacture of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered vehicles. It is actively involved in NGV strategy development and the implementation of alternative motor fuels on the Russian market. Russia’s first specialized service centre for installing CNG systems, and repairing and maintaining KAMAZ goods vehicles and NefAZ buses with gas engines is located on the LLC RariTEK production site.
More info: www.raritek.ru