History

Development and launch into production of 4x2 medium-duty lineup available with payload capacities of 5, 6, 9 and 10 tonnes 

Under the resolution adopted by the General Meeting of Shareholders on March 30 2017 the company type was changed from PJSC (public joint-stock company) to PJSC (private joint-stock company).

Quality Management System has been certified to ISO/TS 16949:2009.

Museum of history of Kremenchug Automobile Plant opened on occasion of the 70th anniversary of the company’s founding.

PJSC "AutoKrAZ" has started serial production of armored vehicles.

In compliance with Joint-Stock Companies Act the shareholders at the meeting adopted a resolution  to change the name from Holding Company “AutoKrAZ” in the form of Open Joint-Stock Company to Public Joint-Stock Company “AutoKrAZ”. 

Kremenchug Automobile Plant was awarded the Governmental Prize.

“AutoKrAZ” had a successful re-certification audit and received a certificate  confirming compliance of Quality Management System to the requirements of new international standard  ISO 9001:2008.

A new KrAZ С20.2 6х4 cabover truck of the fifth generation was built. Besides cab arrangement the truck features new tipping gear, engine, steering and a range of other unique design solutions that were not used on KrAZ trucks before. 

The 800 000th truck rolled off the assembly line of Kremenchug Automobile Plant, this was the KrAZ-6446 fifth wheel tractor 6х6.

The biggest contract for deliveries of the KrAZ trucks to Iraq was awarded in tender. Over 2300 drop-side trucks, refuellers, workshop trucks and special trailers have been supplied to the country as part of Postwar Revival Program.

Holding Company “AutoKrAZ” was registered. 

Kremenchug Automobile Plant announced the highest result achieved for the whole period of its operation: 30655 trucks.

Kremenchug Automobile Plant is the only Soviet automaker decorated with a foreign government award, Order of Peoples’ Friendship of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Production Association “AutoKrAZ” achieved the highest performance indicator:  maximum output - 1,66 pcs.  KrAZ trucks per one employee.

Production Association "AutoKrAZ" was established

The Presidium of the Supreme Council of the USSR issued Decree on decoration of Kremenchug Automobile Plant with Order of Lenin for early execution of the 8th five-year plan and mastering the production of new models of heavy-duty trucks.

The Minister of the Automotive Industry has issued Decree on awarding an honorary title “Named after 50th anniversary of the Soviet Ukraine” to the automobile plant.  

A legendary conqueror of rugged terrains, all-wheel drive KrAZ-255Б truck dubbed popularly Laptyojnik, entered mass production.

First Ukrainian trucks were built. These were the KrAZ-222 6х4, 10-ton Dniepr dump trucks. 

The CPSU Central Committee and the Council of Ministers of the USSR issued Decree on transfer of production of heavy-duty trucks from Yaroslavl Automobile Plant to Kremenchug harvester Plant in Ukraine.

Kremenchug Bridge Building Plant was reorganized to produce КУ-2А corn harvesters and other agricultural vehicles.

The USSR People’s Commissariat of Railways approved Order No С-831ц on construction of Bridge Building Plant and Engineering Works in Kremenchug. In less than a year the first phase of the Bridge Building Plant was completed and the birth of the enterprise took place.