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27 September 2007 the ceremony of opening a plant for the production of Daewoo buses was held at the production facilities of SemAZ LLP in Semey, East Kazakhstan, Republic of Kazakhstan.

The akim of the East Kazakhstan region Zhanybek Karibzhanov, akim of Semey Meyramkhat Ainabekov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Kazakhstan Kim Il Su, the leadership of Daewoo Bus Corporation headed by the chairman of Bike Sang Hak, chairman of the Board of Directors of SemAZ LLP Daulet Turlykhanov, as well as Director General of Virage Holding Vladimir Kotelnikov.

At the end of the opening ceremony, the plant workers presented one of the first DAEWOO buses assembled at the enterprise to the children's boarding school Semey.

The creation of the DaewooBusKazakhstan automobile plant fully meets the goals set by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev in the Development Strategy "Kazakhstan-2030". This is the formation in the country of high-tech production of non-resource sector of the economy, export-oriented. The main goal that the bus plant will contribute to is the development of the automotive industry in Kazakhstan.

This production became the first full-cycle car assembly plant in Kazakhstan, which includes not only the assembly of units and assemblies from imported vehicle sets, but also assembly-welding, and body painting. Investments in the joint venture totaled $ 5 million. The production capacity of the plant is 1200 buses per year.

The founders of DaewooBusKazakhstan LLP are the Kazakh company Semipalatinsk Automobile Assembly Plant LLP and the Korean company DaewooBusGlobalCorporation on equal terms.

The creation of this enterprise made it possible to attract foreign investments in the amount of $ 2.5 million to the economy of our republic.

The Virage holding, one of the largest Kazakhstani importers of vehicles, initiated the creation of a bus production in the Republic of Kazakhstan. DaewooBus, one of the world's leading bus manufacturers, chose the project of a new assembly plant in Kazakhstan, preferring it to proposals for the modernization of one of the existing Russian auto plants. The Korean company was interested in creating a completely new high-tech production facility capable of producing the latest bus models at a high global level.

The customs and tax incentives provided by the state within the framework of the industrial and innovative development program played a role in the choice of the Kazakhstani project, and the following factors influenced the choice of building a plant in Semey:

  1. Favorable geographic location
  2. Advantageous transport logistics scheme
  3. Availability of human resources

Kazakh-made DAEWOO buses went on sale in the fourth quarter of 2007. The official representative in the Republic of Kazakhstan is the company "Meridian Auto", which sells buses through the wide trade network of the holding "Virage".

It is planned to export DaewooBusKazakhstan products to the CIS countries - Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and the markets of Central Asia. More than half of the buses produced will be exported to the Russian market through PKF Altayavtospecmash LLC, the official distributor of DaewooBusKazakhstan LLP in Russia.

June 18, 2009 the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. He visited Nazarbayev on a working trip to the East Kazakhstan region.

The program of the President's trip began with a visit to the Daewoo Bus Kazakhstan bus plant, which produces city buses.

Chairman of the Board of Directors Daulet Turlykhanov acquainted the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev with the technology of bus production and spoke about the prospects for the further development of the plant. Nursultan Nazarbayev thanked the factory workers for their hard work and noted that the state would help the machine-building complex, and also wished them success in their work, happiness, health and family well-being.


The total area of the Daewoo Bus Kazakhstan car assembly plant is 17,205 sq. m, including 10 368 sq. m is occupied by an assembly plant, equipped with modern equipment made in South Korea that meets international standards.

Assembly production of Daewoo Bus Kazakhstan includes sections: assembly-welding of body elements, assembly-welding of a body, painting booths, bus assemblies, the final line of testing finished products for tightness and compliance with standards. In addition, the factory complex includes: a warehouse for components, a warehouse for finished products, as well as an administrative and amenity complex.

Factory management

Deputy of the regional maslikhat of the East Kazakhstan region, Chairman of the Regional Council of the Chamber of Entrepreneurs in the East Kazakhstan region.

Honored coach of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Has high state awards: "Kurmet" order, Certificate of honor from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Duskuzhanov A.C.

General Director of SemAZ LLP


Qualified specialists and workers from Semey are actively involved in the enterprise. This is due to the presence in the city of an appropriate personnel base prepared by the enterprises of the defense complex, as well as the presence of technical educational institutions. The system of higher professional education is represented by three state, two private higher educational institutions.

The training of specialists with secondary technical education is carried out by 14 state and 14 private independent colleges.

  1. in increasing employment and real money incomes of the population;
  2. in improving the housing and cultural and living conditions of the population;
  3. does not violate the ecological state of the environment in creating a new type of production;
  4. in the restoration, reconstruction of the former Armature Plant, as well as the improvement of the adjacent territories, gives and improves the architectural appearance of the city;
  5. reduction of population migration to other cities of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Specialists and workers of the plant completed a two-month internship at the headquarters of DaewooBus in South Korea.

Social effectiveness of the project

The implementation of this project creates additional conditions for the organization of new industries and will contribute to the diversification of the city's economy, the creation of new jobs, and also contributes to the development of mechanical engineering in Kazakhstan.

The social effect associated with the implementation of the investment project, expressed:

Semey is the largest in terms of territory and population, as well as an industrially developed city in the East Kazakhstan region.