GAZ Group Bus Division

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GAZ Group Bus Division
Industry Automotive
Founded August 7, 2000; 18 years ago (2000-08-07)
Parent GAZ Group

GAZ Group Bus Division is the business unit of the GAZ Group overseeing bus manufacturing. It combines several Russian bus manufacturing companies.[1]

Starting in 2015, the GAZ Group has introduced a single brand for all its bus manufacturing subsidiaries, and newly manufactured vehicles now feature the deer badge of the GAZ company.[2]


The division has its origins in a reorganization of the automotive companies owned by the Siberian Aluminum holding (later Basic Element), which were consolidated under the RusPromAvto consortium.[3] RusPromAvto (Russian: РусПромАвто) was created on 7 August 2000 and combined several Russian bus manufacturers. LiAZ was added to the group in 2001.[4]

It became known as Russian Buses (Russian: Компания Русские Автобусы, translit. Kompaniya Russkiye Avtobusy) in May 2004, and was based in the village of Maliye Vyazemy in Moscow Oblast. In 2005, during the restructuring of the production assets of RusPromAvto, the company was incorporated into the GAZ Group.


Companies of the division:[5]

Former companies[edit]


  1. ^ "About the company". Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Likino Bus Plant". Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Inc, IBP (2009). Commonwealth of Independent States Industry: Automobile Industry Directory - Strategic Information and Contacts. p. 159. ISBN 9781438709369. 
  4. ^ "Deripaska Said to Eye Top Bus Maker". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Structure". Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Одним автобусным брендом меньше: ГолАЗ стал историей". Авто и не только. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 

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