SARAN, Kazakhstan—Construction has started on the main hall of a tire factory being built near Saran, in northeastern Kazakhstan, by joint venture partners P.J.S.C. Tatneft of Russia and Kazakhstan's AllurTyres L.L.P.
The factory, which will have capacities for 3 million passenger and light vehicle tires as well as 500,000 truck tires a year, is set for completion in 2022 and will ramp up to full capacity by 2024.
Implemented by Tatneft's construction projects department, the construction of the hall marks a new phase in the KamaTyresKZ L.L.P. greenfield tire project, according to Tatneft, parent of tire maker Nizhnekamskshina, which goes to market under the Kama and Viatti brands.
The facility will manufacture 3 million passenger and light vehicle tires as well as 500,000 truck tires a year.
The factory, which is expected create more than 1,100 jobs, will supply tires primarily to the Russian, Kazakh and central Asian markets. Saran is a city of about 45,000 inhabitants.