MINSK, 20 November (BelTA) – The Belarusian electric transport manufacturer Belkommunmash is working to establish cooperation with Spanish companies in order to launch supplies of electric buses and set up an assembly plant in this country, BelTA learned from Belkommunmash.
With support of the Belarusian embassy in Madrid, a delegation of the company led by Belkommunmash Director General Vladimir Korol went to Spain on 19-20 November with an aim to establish business ties. The delegation held meetings and talks with Catalan companies which are interested in cooperation with the Belarusian company in supplying electric buses and establishing its assembly plant in Catalonia. Spain is a promising market because the country has strict environmental requirements for large industrial cities. Developing electric transport is one of the environmental protection measures introduced in Spanish cities.
The Belarusian delegation visited the city of Lerida where it met with senior executives of the large Spanish electric equipment manufacturer Refisa to mull over setting up an assembly plant.
During the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, the Belkommunmash delegation met with senior officials of Catalonia's railway company Ferrocarrils de Generalitat de Cataluсa to consider bilateral cooperation. The delegation also discussed possible cooperation with the Spanish government agency on investment Invest in Spain – ICEX.
Vladimir Korol held a presentation of Belarusian electric buses for the largest public transport operators of the city and the province of Barcelona – TMB (Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona) and AMB (Area Metropolitana de Barcelona).
Representatives of Belkommunmash also held business negotiations with Catalonia Infrastructure and Mobility Secretary Isidre Gavin and Barcelona Deputy Mayor Laia Bonet Rull. The agenda of the visit also included meetings with the large Catalan transport companies Sagales and Moventia.