OREANDA-NEWS. July 12, 2010. OAO NEFAZ, the subsidiary of OJSC KAMAZ in Bashkortostan, received the Cup and the Gold Medal of the International Bus Show Busworld Russia which has recently been closed in Nizhny Novgorod.

This international forum of bus producers, the first one of this kind in Russia, was organized by the company Busworld International Limited (Belgium) with the assistance of the International Road Transport Union (IRU). Since 1971 the partners from every corner of the globe have jointly been organizing large exhibitions. For example, Busworld bus shows took place in Mumbai (India), Shanghai (China), Istanbul (Turkey), Sao Paulo (Brazil).

The Russian debut was successful. The producers of passenger buses, trolleybuses and chassis from 13 countries participated in the exhibition: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Switzerland, Belgium, Israel, Germany, China, Sweden, Turkey, France, Finland. Businessmen from more than 30 countries visited the show.

NEFAZ (the automobile plant from Neftekamsk) displayed one of the largest expositions at the exhibition. The model line of buses produced by KAMAZ Group was presented there: NEFAZ-5299-30-32 urban bus with the improved interior, NEFAZ-5299-11-32 suburban bus, the same suburban bus with a gas engine, NEFAZ-5299-37-32 interurban bus with the updated exterior. Buses produced by VDL-NEFAZ (NEFAZ-52999 touring bus, NEFAZ-52996 interurban bus, 15-metre-long NEFAZ-52998 urban bus, NEFAZ-52995 articulated bus) took their place in the exposition too.

The culmination of the exposition became presentation with awards and prizes. The Cup and the Gold Medal of the international bus forum presented to OAO NEFAZ is actual recognition of NEFAZ passenger buses on the international level. The daughter enterprise of OJSC KAMAZ is becoming one of the leaders of technological advance in the Russian bus industry.