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We create new products basing on experience and traditions

The history of 'BELAZ" is an era, full of colors and events, it's thousands of mining dump trucks and other equipment manufactured on assembly lines for seven decades.

1946

A decision to build

A decision to build

By a Decree of the Supreme Council of Belarusian Soviet Socialistic Republic dd. 11.09.1946 No. №137/308 it was decided to build a new plant for manufacturing of peat extracting vehicles.

1948

The construction began

The construction began

The design works and negotiations on the project finished. The construction of plant premises started.

1950

First products

First products

The company released first products - water sprinkling truck D-298.

1951

"Dormash"

"Dormash"

The peat extracting vehicles plant was restructured for manufacturing of road construction and meliorative trucks and changed its name to "Dormash".

1958

First 25-tonnes truck

First 25-tonnes truck

The company was renamed to "Belarusian Autoworks". A new 25-tonnes MAZ-525 truck was produced.

1960

MAZ-525

MAZ-525

The 1000-th unit of MAZ-525 was manufactured.

1960

MAZ-530

 MAZ-530

 First models of MAZ-530 truck with payload capacity of 40 tonnes were produced.

1961

BELAZ-540

BELAZ-540

The first trial unit of 27-tonnes BELAZ-540 mining dump truck was produced.

1963

BELAZ-548

BELAZ-548

The first trial unit of 40-tonnes BELAZ-548 mining dump truck was produced.

1965

Gold medal in leipzig

Gold medal in leipzig

BELAZ-540 was awarded with a golden medal at the international exhibition in Leipzig, Germany.

1966

Awarding with the order

Awarding with the order

The plant was awarded with the Order of the Red Banner of Labour.

1966

Belaz-548a series release

Belaz-548a series release

"Belarusian Autoworks" started serial production of BELAZ-548A mining dump truck with payload capacity of 40 tonnes - a basic dump truck for 40-45 tonnes payload.

1967

1000-th Gold Medal

1000-th Gold Medal

The 1000-th gold medal was granted to BELAZ-548A at the anniversary Leipzig exhibition.

1968

BELAZ-549

BELAZ-549

The first trial unit of basic BELAZ-549 truck with payload capacity class of 75-80 was produced.

1968

USSR state prize

USSR state prize

The USSR State prize was granted to 11 employees of the plant.

1977

BELAZ-7519

BELAZ-7519

First trial units of 110 tonnes BELAZ-7519 were produced. It was the basic model for 110-120 tonnes payload capacity class.

1978

Production of aircraft tugs

Production of aircraft tugs

Start of production of aircraft tugs for towing of aircrafts with takeoff weight of 100 tonnes.

1982

BELAZ-75211

BELAZ-75211

First trial units of 170 tonnes BELAZ-75211 were produced. It was the basic model for 170-200 tonnes payload capacity class.

1983

BELAZ-549

BELAZ-549

The 1000-th unit of BELAZ-549 mining dump truck with payload capacity of 75 tonnes was assembled.

1990

The dump truck with payload capacity of 280 tonnes

The dump truck with payload capacity of 280 tonnes

The biggest truck for the history of "Belarusian Autoworks" was produced.

1994

Automatic transmission for 55 tonnes dump trucks

Automatic transmission for 55 tonnes dump trucks

The trial unit of 55 tonnes BELAZ-7555 was produced. It was the basic model for new series of dump trucks with hydromechanical transmission.

1995

International diamond award for quality

International diamond award for quality

Mexican Institute of Marketing awarded "Belarusian Autoworks" with the International Diamond Award for Quality.

1996

BELAZ-75131

BELAZ-75131

The company started the production of BELAZ-75131 with payload capacity of 130 tonnes - the basic model for new series of dump trucks with hydromechanical transmission.

1996

Production association

"Belarusian Autoworks" was transformed to a production association.

1997

International prize

International prize

PA "Belarusian Atoworks" was awarded with XVIII International prize "For Technologies and Quality".

1998

Production modernization

Production modernization

PA "Belarusian Autoworks" started modernization of the existing production, oriented for updating of the manufactured range of mining equipment, developing of new models, improvement of quality and technical level both separate units and systems and the manufactured equipment in the whole.

1998

Golden america award

Golden america award

PA "Belarusian Autoworks" was awarded with X Golden America Prize "For Quality".

2000

"Crystal Nyke"

"Crystal Nyke"

PA "Belarusian Autoworks" was awarded with the Crystal Nike award under the international program "Partnership for the Sake of Progress".

2001

Honorary title "heroe of Belarus"

Honorary title "heroe of Belarus"

For selfless labour and exceptional service to the development of national automotive industry Mr. P.L. Mariev, General Director of PA "Belarusian Autoworks", was one of the first people in the Republic of Belarus who was granted the title of "Heroe of Belarus".

2002

BELAZ monument

BELAZ monument

Before the celebration of Machine Builders' Day a monument dedicated to the creators of mining dump trucks was inaugurated in the 50 years of PA "BELAZ" Park.

2004

Company expansion

"Mogilev Autoworks" became a part of PA "Belarusian Autoworks" (since 2006 - as a branch).

2005

BELAZ-75600

BELAZ-75600

The trial unit of BELAZ-75600 was produced. It was a basic model for 320-360 tonnes payload capacity class.

2007

Changes in the structure of PA "BELAZ"

Republican Unitary Enterprise "Starodorozhski Mechanical Works" became a part of PA "Belarusian Autoworks"

2009

Plants integration

CJSC "Mogilev Wagon Works" became a part of PA"Belarusian Autoworks"

2010

BELAZ-75601

The sample model of BELAZ-75601 with payload capacity of 360 tonnes was produced. It was the biggest mining dump truck in the history of national machine bulding industry.

2011

Entering of "Kuzlitmash"

OJSC "Kuzlitmash" becomes a part of PA "Belarusian Autoworks".

2012

BELAZ-75581

BELAZ-75581

The first unit of 90 tonnes BELAZ-75581 mining dump truck with AC electromechanical transmission was assembled.

2012

Holding incorporation

"BELAZ-HOLDING" was established.

2012

Expansion

OJSC "Slutsk Lifting-and-Conveying Equipment Plant" enters into PA "Belarusian Autoworks".

2013

Creation of the legend

Creation of the legend

The first mining dump truck in the world with payload capacity of 450 tonnes (500 short tonnes) was created - BELAZ-75710.

2013

Opening of new workshop

Opening of new workshop

October 8 - opening of the workshop for production of superheavy dump trucks.

2014

First BELAZ-7571 in operation

First BELAZ-7571 in operation

On August, 21, 2014 - the first BELAZ-7571 with payload capacity of 450 tonnes was put into operation in Chernigovets coal mine.

2014

5000-th dump truck with payload capacity of 45 tonnes

5000-th dump truck with payload capacity of 45 tonnes

The 5000-th unit of BELAZ-7547 with payload capacity of 45 tonnes was produced.

2014

Listing the records of the company

Listing the records of the company

The dump truck with payload capacity of 450 tonnes was listed in the Book of Records of CIS and the Book of Records of Europe.

2015

New painting complex

New painting complex

The "IMEL spa" painting complex for the components of heavy and superheavy mining dump trucks was put into operation.

2015

Million tonnes of cargo

Million tonnes of cargo

According the data of navigation system, in February, 2015, BELAZ-75710 transported the first million tonnes of cargo.

2015

1000-th unit of BELAZ-7530

1000-th unit of BELAZ-7530

On April 29 the 1000-th unit of BELAZ-7530 with payload capacity of 220 tonnes was produced.

2016

Launch of new complex

Launch of new complex

On september 23 the workshop for dump trucks finishing was put into operation.

2016

Jubilee chassis

Jubilee chassis

On June 16, OJSC "BELAZ" was assembled the 100-th chassis of BELAZ-75581 mining dump truck with payload capacity of 90 ton with AC electro-mechanical transmission.

2017

3000-th unit of BELAZ-7513

3000-th unit of BELAZ-7513

On February 23 the 3000-th unit of BELAZ-7513 mining dump truck with payload capacity of 130 tonnes was produced.

2018

New class of payload capacity

New class of payload capacity

On June 8 OJSC "BELAZ" presented BELAZ-75320 mining dump truck with payload capacity of 290 tonnes.

2018

Anniversary 55-tonnes truck

Anniversary 55-tonnes truck

On August 24 the 3000-th unit of BELAZ-7555 with payload capacity of 55 tonnes was produced.

2019

First supply of 55MT BELAZ dump trucks to the Philippines

First supply of 55MT BELAZ dump trucks to the Philippines

January. First supply of 55MT BELAZ dump trucks to the Philippines – another market opened up by BELAZ Company.

2019

“My rodom iz sambo”

“My rodom iz sambo”

February 21. The representatives of the Sportsmen Association “My rodom iz sambo”, multiple champions of the USSR, World and Europe, merited masters of sport, famous coachers gave a master class for the students of BELAZ Olympic Reserve Specialized School. National team from Mongolia took part in the “A-category” International Sambo Competition for the prizes of the President of the Republic of Belarus.

2019

The structure includes the "Automatic Control Instrument Plant"

The structure includes the "Automatic Control Instrument Plant"

The BELAZ-HOLDING holding company includes JSC Automatic Control Instrumentation Plant

2019

first mining dump truck supplied to Pakistan

first mining dump truck supplied to Pakistan

March 26. BELAZ-75453 of 45MT, the first mining dump truck supplied to Pakistan, was commissioned in Cherat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

2019

First batch of 130MT BELAZ-75131 in north of Vietnam.

First batch of 130MT BELAZ-75131 in north of Vietnam.

April 2. First batch of 130MT BELAZ-75131 dump trucks was commissioned in Quảng Ninh Province, north of Vietnam.

2019

The Olympic Flame

The Olympic Flame

The Olympic Flame was lit at OJSC “BELAZ” on the 13th of June during the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 that took place from 21-30 June.

2019

BELAZ Innovative project

BELAZ Innovative project

July 5. BELAZ Innovative project – new production facilities in OJSC "Crane plant". The unique for Belarus production facilities for bridge cranes of 240 tons payload capacity were opened on 5 July 2019 at Crane plant, Slutsk.

2019

half thousandth dump truck of the BELAZ-7530

half thousandth dump truck of the BELAZ-7530

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.

2019

new BELAZ-7558F model

new BELAZ-7558F model

September. The family of BELAZ branded mining dump trucks of the 7558 series has replenished with the new BELAZ-7558F model. The dump truck is equipped with engine with the capacity of 1,200 HP and AC transmission of new generation

2019

100,000th tourist

100,000th tourist

Industrial Tourism Project “BELAZ – Brand of Belarus”: 100 thousand of tourists have visited BELAZ during 4 years. The 100 thousandth tourist came to BELAZ plant on the 6th of September.

2019

press tour

press tour

On September 12, a press tour was held at OJSC “BELAZ” with the participation of journalists from leading Belarusian and Russian media, as well as heads of press services and representatives of key BELAZ partner companies.

2019

autumn ball

autumn ball

On September 14, the day the first BELAZ dump truck was manufactured, OJSC “BELAZ” hosted an autumn ball that was held at the assembly workshop for production of ultra-heavy dumpers.

2019

4,000th BELAZ-7513 mining dump truck

4,000th BELAZ-7513 mining dump truck

On September 24, the 4000th mining dump truck BELAZ-7513 was manufactured.

2019

BELAZ Challenge-2019

BELAZ Challenge-2019

On September 27, BELAZ Challenge-2019, the II International Championship on machine building case studies, was held between students of Technical Universities. Eight teams from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine met in this technical battle.

2019

BELAZ Operators’ Club

BELAZ Operators’ Club

On October 2-4, the first championship of BELAZ Operators’ Club was held. The best BELAZ operators from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan took part in this event.

2019

high-tech robotic painting complex

high-tech robotic painting complex

On November 6, a high-tech robotic painting complex for parts and assemblies of BELAZ mining equipment of heavy and ultra-heavy payload capacity was opened.