Excursion to PAZ - Pavlovsky Bus Plant
• Excursion to PAZ - Pavlovsky Bus Plant
Pavlovsky Bus Plant is a major producer of small buses in Russia and among the top ten producers in the world. Every year since coming off the assembly line of the enterprise more than ten thousand units.
Factory in Pavlovsky, has its foundation in 1932, it was originally designed to produce driver tools, as well as products for the body reinforcement Gorky and the Ulyanovsk automobile vehicles.
The first bus on the basis of GAZ-51, was released in August 1952. Next year will be a jubilee for workers. During its existence under the brand PAZ it was issued more than 600 thousand. Cars of different models and modifications.
Our tour of the factory began with the welding shop, where there is a birth of a body bus
Here originates a factory conveyor.
In the slipway welded frame. Already discern the outlines of a future bus.
On PAZ we implemented the best technology, successfully tested and applied in the West. Gone are the huge warehouses. Production of components is two steps ahead of the installation, the so-called "assembly with the wheel."
Honestly, I was struck by the culture of the production at the plant. And these are not empty words, once I was able to attend one of the best defense plants in the country - at the height of PAZ.
There may be objections and examples sterile plants of western plants, but let's not forget where we are and where the West. Especially for critics - to feel in the shoes producer operating in Russia, to start open at least PI. And if you're a couple of years you will still pay taxes, then we will talk about.
PAZ - forming enterprise, there is no Chinese or Tajiks. We must pay tribute to the leadership of the enterprise, the buses continue to go under the brand name factory. All buses manufactured on the groove 1952 are available only under the brand PAZ, with lily logo.
About five thousand employees work at the plant and stably receive wages.
The framework of the future bus starts its journey on the conveyor.
The most massive PAZ 3205, it could not even break the Chinese car industry.
Welders in Pavlovsk, as harsh as their counterparts from Chelyabinsk.
All the "stamping" doing in a neighboring shop.
From the words of the chief of the welding shop, a welder - the most highly paid profession in the factory.
plate with VIN-number on the groove.
Ready to enter the body paint shop. We shall proceed with them.
Primed ready for painting the body.
In 2009, put into operation a new generation of painting complex "Eisenman".
Prior to the introduction of new equipment, paint shop has been a big headache for all workers and manual paint brushes.
The slurry of soil and paint as a curse hanging over all the shop workers, but now it's in the past.
It seemed to me that some women work in the paint shop.
freshly painted bus is ready to proceed to the assembly line.
Teams sending lovely creation.
The next stage of our trip assembly shop. We shall proceed there.
In any Russian plant, not burdened with the registration traffic and visitors can find amazing vehicles. Local Lefty beating swords into plowshares.
A Gazelle base was reduced to indecent and a half meters.
On the assembly line collect various modifications PAZ brand buses.
PAZ-3204 was launched into production in January 2009. Recognized as the best coach of the year in 2009, 2010, 2011.
Note passenger seat of a new model. And compare with the "harnesses" the old, their photos will be lower.
Installation of the battery pack.
At this point on the conveyor PAZ set three engine models. MMZ diesel, gasoline ZMZ diesel Cummins. From 2012 - 3204 PAZ buses will be equipped with diesel engine YaMZ 530.
In the photo Cummins engine
Plot subassembly bridges.
Blanking picture for those who are in the subject.
Seats, comes from the last century. Irreplaceable, by the way, the thing at work under the machine.
Yellow, modified school bus. In addition to other changes, in it there are seats are equipped with seat belts, racks for school backpacks. Each seat is equipped with a button to the driver, and additional boards, which in the clear bus stops the movement.
Good old "keyway". small class bus, so far is the basic model of the plant.
The factory time, there is a count of the finished product. Every day the assembly line leaves the 36 brand new buses.
engine installation of land in buses.
Land docking chassis and engine.
Computer diagnostics and tuning of the engine.
PAZ-3204 - a new model of the plant, designed to replace the conveyor veteran PAZ-3205.
Stand brake system checked.
Newbie bus leaves the assembly plant.
At the end of our tour we were shown a new flagship factory workers PAZ-320412, a bus with the symbolic title Vector.
My acquaintance with him left me only a pleasant experience. The build quality and execution at the highest level. It was learned that already have customers to buy large batches of the bus model.
Leaving the plant in complete confidence, with keyway has a future!