The automobile plant "Ural" is one of the largest manufacturers of all-wheel drive heavy-duty trucks in Russia.
The company history began on November 30, 1941 - the day the State Committee of Defense of the USSR decided to organize in Miass Auto-Motor and Foundry productions, evacuated from the Moscow Automobile Plant named after Stalin (ZIS). July 8, 1944 car factory assembly line finishhed the first truck. During this period, the company produced about half a million cars. Since 2005 the car factor "Ural" is part of the biggest Russian automotive holding "GAZ Group".
The automobile plant "Ural" includes facilities for welding, painting and assembly of motor vehicles, as well as Car Components production: foundry, machining, stamping, metal processing and thermogalvanic shops.
Automobile factory "Ural" produces four-wheel drive trucks and chassis 4x4, 6x6, 8x8 with capacity from 4 to 23 tons; shift buses on the basis of four-wheel drive "Ural" with the 4x4 and 6x6 wheel formala. Company's product portfolio includes an upgraded family of four-wheel drive "Ural-M" in hooded and cabover variants, as well as a new family of hooded "Ural NEXT" vehicles. In total, the range is represented in more than 250 variants and versions of vehicles.
The range of application of the "Ural" vehicles is very wide. They are able to operate at an altitude of up to 4500 m above sea level, at an ambient temperature of -50 to + 50 ° C, capable to overcome snow of up to 1 m, wide trench from 0.6 to 1.2 m, vertical wall height 0.55 m, a height of 31 °, 20 ° slope up, water obstacles to a depth of 1.75 m. The ability of "Ural" vehicles to move off the road is provided by a powerful engine, a special design of driving axles, central air control system in tires. The range of "Ural" has a high degree of commonality on the units and components, thus reducing the cost of maintenance and operation.
On the basis of car chassis "Ural" several hundred of special utility vehicles are assembled.
In the segment of four-wheel drive automobile plant "Ural" holds about 35% of the Russian market.Implementation of car "Ural" in Russia and the CIS is carried out through a dealer network, which includes 30 car sales centers, 102 certified service centers, 73 centers of sales of spare parts.
The main customers are large oil and gas companies and government agencies.
The volume of export deliveries of the company is around 30% of total sales. The main export regions - Africa, Middle East, Latin America, South-East Asia.
In 2015, the car factory began production of a new family of truck "Ural NEXT". The design of vehicles had about 50 changes and technological improvements. Cabin for a new generation of Ural vehicles was developed in the United Engineering Centre of "GAZ Group" based on cabs of "Gazelle NEXT" and "GAZon NEXT", serial production of the cabin module of "Ural" is conducted at the facilities of the Gorky Automobile Plant, a modern YaMZ-536 engine is produced at the Yaroslavl engine plant, as part of "GAZ Group".
Keeping the traditional advantages of the legendary brand - a unique high throughput and functionality, "Ural NEXT" trucks have a higher reliability and comfort, improved steering ability and operational efficiency. Embedded solutions allow for improved conditions of service: a car warranty is 24 months or 100,000 kilometers, service interval - 15 thousand km.
The automobile plant "Ural" uses in its activities the principles of GAZ production system, allowing to increase production efficiency with maximum focus on the customer, excludes all forms of loss and involves each employee in the organization of improvements. GAZ Production System affects all enterprises of "GAZ Group" and is an integral part of all processes, from the procurement of materials and components to finished goods sales.
To control the quality of products in the automobile plant "Ural" high technologies and tools are also introduced at all enterprises of the holding. In particular, the company use CSA Tool (Customer satisfaction audit, audit by the eyes of the customer), which allows to carry out an independent assessment of the quality of the car from the client's position.
Quality management system is certified for compliance with the international standards ISO 9001: 2000 and ISO 9001: 2008, is preparing to switch to a more strickter standard - ISO / TS 16949.
The automobile plant "Ural" creates all necessary conditions for the continuous development and professional growth of employees. The company operates 67 teaching staff development programs. To prepare promising staff the cooperates with specialized educational institutions, professional orientation tours and practical training for pupils and students are conducted.