History

Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant Open Joint Stock Company (MWTP OJSC, MZKT) dates its history from July 23, 1954. On this day, by Order No. 15сс of the Director of Minsk Automobile Plant, for the purpose of implementation of the Decision No. 1258-563сс of the Council of Ministers of the USSR dated June 25, 1954, and Orders No. 21сс and No. 25сс of the Minister for USSR Automobile, Tractor and Agricultural Machinery Building, Special Design Bureau No. 1 (SKB-1) for heavy wheel artillery tractors and related engines with the testing facilities was founded at the Minsk Automobile Plant.

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  • 1950
  • 1955
  • 1960
  • 1965
  • 1970
  • 1975
  • 1980
  • 1985
  • 1990
  • 1995
  • 2000
  • 2005
  • 2010
  • 2015
  • 2020
  • 1974

    CHASSIS FOR THE PIONER

    With the modification of the Pioner-UTTH (“Pioneer”) missile system (NATO reporting name is SS-20 mod.1 Saber), the MAZ-547V was made
  • 1978

    CHASSIS FOR THE TOPOL

    The designers had to solve problems not described even in theory
  • 2007

    CHASSIS FOR THE TOR

    Fundamentally new design from Volat designers intended to carry the Tor surface-to-air missile system
  • 1970

    DESIGNING THE OPLOT SERIES

    In 1970, the work was launched in SKB-1 under the general supervision by B.L. Shaposhnik for the design of the most extensive top-secret third generation of Oplot (“Stronghold”) intended to be used to carry the especially strong weapons and to replace two series, MAZ-537 and MAZ-543
  • 1958

    FIRST BATCH-PRODUCTION MODEL

    The MAZ-529V single-axle tractor, designed for civil purposes, was the first vehicle launched in batch production in 1958
  • 1954

    HOW IT ALL BEGAN

    Foundation of SKB-1 Special Design Bureau for heavy wheel artillery tractors and related engines with the testing facilities.
    The first project, MAZ-528
  • 2015

    LAUNCHING THE NEW ZASTAVA SERIES

    In 2015, the MZKT-500200 drop-side multipurpose vehicle was delivered for the first time to the Border Troops of the Republic of Belarus.
  • 1997

    MZKT-74135 was highly appreciated in the UAE

    Tractor-road MZKT-74135 - winner of the tender in the United Arab Emirates.
  • 1999

    ONE MORE LANDMARK

    MWTP OJSC overpassed the landmark: 20,000 items of products made!
  • 1992

    RESPONDING THE “STAR WARS”

    The MAZ-79221 eight-axle all-wheel-drive wheel chassis is designed to carry the Topol-M missile system’s independent launching unit, related systems and special equipment
  • 1957

    THE FIRST FOUR-AXLE VEHICLE

    The first four-axle vehicle was designed with the axle configuration 8x8, MAZ-535.
    MAZ-535 was designed for transportation of artillery systems, up to 10 tons weight
  • 1985

    THE GIANT ON THE “VIRGIN LAND”

    MAZ-7907 is the pilot chassis made by Minsk Automobile Plant for the 15P157 launcher of the 15P162 Tselina-2 (“Virgin Land 2”) ground-based mobile missile system with the RT-23 UTTH (15Zh62) intercontinental ballistic missile. This is the only vehicle in the world provided with 24 driving wheels including 16 steerable wheels energised from the generator driven by the tank gas turbine
  • 1962

    THE LEGEND ARISE

    The completely new vehicle, MAZ-543, was designed to carry the TEMP missile launcher, and this vehicle, in various modifications, is still in batch production!
1954
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HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Foundation of SKB-1 Special Design Bureau for heavy wheel artillery tractors and related engines with the testing facilities.
The first project, MAZ-528
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1957
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THE FIRST FOUR-AXLE VEHICLE
The first four-axle vehicle was designed with the axle configuration 8x8, MAZ-535.
MAZ-535 was designed for transportation of artillery systems, up to 10 tons weight
Подробнее
1958
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FIRST BATCH-PRODUCTION MODEL
The MAZ-529V single-axle tractor, designed for civil purposes, was the first vehicle launched in batch production in 1958
Подробнее
1962
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THE LEGEND ARISE
The completely new vehicle, MAZ-543, was designed to carry the TEMP missile launcher, and this vehicle, in various modifications, is still in batch production!
Подробнее
1970
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DESIGNING THE OPLOT SERIES
In 1970, the work was launched in SKB-1 under the general supervision by B.L. Shaposhnik for the design of the most extensive top-secret third generation of Oplot (“Stronghold”) intended to be used to carry the especially strong weapons and to replace two series, MAZ-537 and MAZ-543
Подробнее
1974
#
CHASSIS FOR THE PIONER
With the modification of the Pioner-UTTH (“Pioneer”) missile system (NATO reporting name is SS-20 mod.1 Saber), the MAZ-547V was made
Подробнее
1978
#
CHASSIS FOR THE TOPOL
The designers had to solve problems not described even in theory
Подробнее
1985
#
THE GIANT ON THE “VIRGIN LAND”
MAZ-7907 is the pilot chassis made by Minsk Automobile Plant for the 15P157 launcher of the 15P162 Tselina-2 (“Virgin Land 2”) ground-based mobile missile system with the RT-23 UTTH (15Zh62) intercontinental ballistic missile. This is the only vehicle in the world provided with 24 driving wheels including 16 steerable wheels energised from the generator driven by the tank gas turbine
Подробнее
1992
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RESPONDING THE “STAR WARS”
The MAZ-79221 eight-axle all-wheel-drive wheel chassis is designed to carry the Topol-M missile system’s independent launching unit, related systems and special equipment
Подробнее
1997
#
MZKT-74135 was highly appreciated in the UAE
Tractor-road MZKT-74135 - winner of the tender in the United Arab Emirates.
Подробнее
1999
#
ONE MORE LANDMARK
MWTP OJSC overpassed the landmark: 20,000 items of products made!
Подробнее
2007
#
CHASSIS FOR THE TOR
Fundamentally new design from Volat designers intended to carry the Tor surface-to-air missile system
Подробнее
2015
#
LAUNCHING THE NEW ZASTAVA SERIES
In 2015, the MZKT-500200 drop-side multipurpose vehicle was delivered for the first time to the Border Troops of the Republic of Belarus.
Подробнее