Toyota plant was transferred to Almaz-Antey air defense systems

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BAZ-S36A11 trucks and E-Neva electric vehicles will be assembled there

Obukhov Plant, which is part of the Almaz-Antey defense concern, became the management company of the former Toyota plant in St. Petersburg, which was announced yesterday, May 3.

The Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defense Concern is one of the largest enterprises in the military-industrial complex, which produces air defense systems, including the S-500 long-range and medium-range anti-aircraft missile system (SAM), and various civilian products. Previously, the concern had practically nothing to do with the civilian auto industry.

Toyota plant was transferred to Almaz-Antey air defense systems

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As we already reported , in 2024, the launch of the production of the BAZ-S36A11 civilian truck, developed by the Obukhov Plant, is planned at this site. The launch of production of the E-Neva electric vehicle range will begin in 2026.

As for the BAZ-S36A11 truck, assembled from domestic components, the chassis can be equipped with a drilling, dumping and pumping superstructure, and also used as rescue and fire equipment, shift buses.

Sergey Burgazliev, an independent consultant on the automotive industry, said that it would be possible to assemble BAZ trucks at this plant, but not on a conveyor due to the huge mass. He believes that trucks will be assembled using the SKD method.

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