History of the Enterprise
Following Traditions — By Way of Progressive Development
Glorious way of OJSC "BELAZ" began in 1948 when first engineering buildings of "Torfmash" were constructed. In 1951 the company changed its speciality and was renamed into the plant of road and meliorative machines "Dormash". In 1958 the Company name was changed into "Belarusian Autoworks". This year the company produced the first dump truck MAZ-525 with payload capacity 25t.
Since 1961 up to the present moment the company has been producing world-known BELAZ machinery that operates in different countries of the world. Nowadays "BELAZ" is not only the brand of mining equipment but also a symbol of independent Belarus. BELAZ products are well-known for the quality and operational reliability that are tested by time and different operational conditions.
On August 15, an anniversary one and a half thousandth dump truck of the BELAZ-7530 series with a carrying capacity of 220 tons left the assembly line of the assembly and testing shop for cars and tractors of the Belarusian Automobile Plant.
On the 24th of August a 3-thousandth BELAZ-7555 Dump Truck with payload capacity of55 ton left the production line
New Class of Payload Capacity
BELAZ-75320 mining dump truck of new payload capacity class of 290 MT was produced.
On June 16 the 100th chassis of mining dump truck BELAZ-75581 with payload capacity of 90T equipped with AC transmission was assembled at OJSC "BELAZ"
In December the painting complex IMEL spa for large parts of dump trucks of heavy and super heavy payload capacity was put into operation2015
According to the navigation system data in February, 2015 the mining dump truck BELAZ-75710 transported first million tons of load
On April 29 the 1000th mining dump truck BELAZ-7530 with the payload capacity of 220t came off the assembly line
August 21, 2014 - first mining dump truck BELAZ-75710 with payload capacity of 450 tons was commissioned in "Chernigovets" mine, Holding Company "SDS-Ugol"
Output of the world’s first dump truck with payload capacity of 450 tons (500 ST) – BELAZ-757102013
The first model of the mining dump truck BELAZ-75581 with payload
capacity 90T with AC electromechanical transmission was assembled
Establishment of Holding "BELAZ-HOLDING"
Output of BELAZ-75601 dump truck, 360 metric ton load capacity, the first biggest one in the history of the country’s automotive production.2010
Output of BELAZ-75600 prototype mining dump truck, as the basic dump truck of carrying capacity class up to 320-360 metric ton2005
On the eve of the Industrial Engineers’ Day a “BELAZ" dump truck was set on pedestal in the park named after “PA «BELAZ» 50th anniversary in honor of the Belarusian mining equipment creators2002
For the selfless labour, exceptional merits in development of domestic automotive industry, Mr. Mariev P.L., General Director was one of the first in the Republic of Belarus, who was bestowed the title of “Hero of Belarus" .2001
PA «BELAZ» is honored with «Crystal Nike» award under the International program «Partnership for the sake of Progress».2000
Production restructuring has started at PA «BELAZ», directed for the renewal of the mining equipment line being in production, development of new models, quality and increase of technical level of separate subassemblies and systems and the produced equipment in whole.1998
The enterprise proceeded to the production of BELAZ-75131 dump truck, load capacity 130 metric ton, — the main model of new dump truck population with electromechanical transmission.1996
«Belarusian Autoworks» becomes Production Association. PA «BELAZ» is awarded with the «International Diamond Star for Quality» by Mexican National Marketing Institute.1995
Production of prototype BELAZ-7555 dump truck, load capacity 55 metric ton, — the main model of new dump truck population with hydromechanical transmission.1994
Output of the biggest in the history of «Belarusian Autoworks» dump truck of 280 metric ton load capacity.1990
Output of prototype BELAZ-75211 dump trucks, load capacity 170 metric ton, — basic truck for 170-200 tonne payload capacity range.1982
Output of prototype BELAZ-7519 dump trucks, load capacity 110 metric ton, — basic truck for 110-120 tonne payload capacity range.1977
Output of prototype BELAZ-549 dump truck, load capacity 75 metric ton, — basic truck for 75-80 tonne payload capacity range.1968
«Belarusian Autoworks» started mass production of BELAZ -548A dump truck, 40 tonne load capacity, - basic truck for 40-45 tonne payload capacity range.
At the enterprise there started development works in designing dump trucks of new concept structure for open pit mining of useful mineral deposits1960
The enterprise was named as «Belarusian Autoworks». The first dump truck МАЗ-525, payload capacity of 25 tonne, left the gate of the enterprise.1958
Peat machine building factory was restructured into «Dormash» factory for production of road and ameliorative vehicles.1951
Belpromproekt completed the development and reconciliation of the factory project. Construction of the production shops has started.1948