Mogilev-based Strommashina has concluded four export agreements worth $9 million, a company representative told Interfax.
According to the source, the contracts stipulate the delivery of ceramic brick making lines to the Russian cities of Voronezh, Volgodonsk, Buguruslan and Mtsensk. Each line has a capacity of 20 million bricks a year.
The brick production lines were developed by the Russian Research Institute Strom and Strommashina.
A pilot brick-making line had been earlier shipped to the Russian town of Mikhailovskoye (Volgograd Region).
A similar line will be installed at the brick-making plant in Belarus' Loyev (Gomel Region) that is currently under cnstruction. A brick-making plant may be built in Mogilev Region, too, the source added.
Strommashina plant was founded in 1913. It is the CIS leading manufacturer of equipment for the production of construction materials and railway ties. The company also specialises in equipment and technological lines (over 40 titles) for producing ceramic and fire bricks, asbestos-cement products (roofing slates, pipes), soft roofing (ruberoid, glass-fibre mats), railway sleepers and pointwork sleepers, cement goods (paving slabs, curb stones). The plant employs about 2,500 people.
In January-October 2007 the company produced BYR 54.6 billion in commodities, 16.3% up on the year. The output of consumer goods expanded by 3%, and exports grew 25.9% to reach $12.8 million.