SML Isuzu Limited was formed in 2010 from the Swaraj Mazda company. Mazda had pulled out of the venture, and the Swaraj name had been sold to Mahindra when the tractor division, (Punjab Tractors), was sold off. The Sumitomo Corporation and Isuzu are now partners in this company and produced several licensed-Isuzu products.


Mazda Bongo Van Bus

Mazda Bongo Van-Bus


The Company was incorporated in July 1983 in the name of Swaraj Vehicles Limited.


Joint Venture and Technical Assistance concluded between Punjab Tractor Ltd., Mazda
Motor Corporation, Japan & Sumitomo Corporation, Japan, SVL renamed Swaraj Mazda Ltd.

‘1985’ Project set up with a capacity of 5000 LCVs at capital outlay of Rs. 200 million. Equity of Rs. 105 million was subscribed by

Mazda Bongo Bus Turquoise Blue

Mazda Bongo Bus Turquoise Blue

swaraj mazda logo

Mazda Bongo Catalogue

Mazda Bongo Catalogue

                   Rs. in Crores

Punjab Tractors Ltd. 29.0% 3.04 Mazda Motor Corpn. Japan 15.6% 1.64 Sumitomo Corpn. Japan 10.4% 1.09 Public 45.0% 4.73 Trial Production and Test Marketing of Swaraj Mazda TruckWT-48, WT-49, WT-50 LCVs commence. Development of vendor base as per PMP approved by Govt. of India undertaken.



mazda Civilian

Commercial operations start.

1960 Mazda Litebus a

1960 Mazda Litebus

‘1987’ Introduction of indigenously developed bus.

‘1989’ In-house tooling for local production of chassis long member.

‘1990’ In-house developed Second Truck Model (Swaraj Mazda Super) launched.

‘1991’ Transmission components indigenised.

‘1992’ Commencement of Truck supplies to MOD. 500 vehicles supplied to Defence.

‘1993’ Third Truck Model (Swaraj Mazda Premium) launched.

‘1994’ Declared a Sick Company under SICA (due to Rupee devaluation of 1991–93).

‘1995’ BIFR approves Rehabilitation Scheme.

‘1996’ 4-Wheel Drive Truck developed.

Mazda T1500

Mazda T1500

‘1997’ Company ceases to be a Sick Industrial Company on the basis of positive net worth – 4 years ahead of BIFR Scheme projections.

‘1998’ Complete wipe off of accumulated losses.

‘1999 Bharat Stage-I Emission Norms complied.

‘2000’ Maiden Dividend declared @ 10%. Technical Assistance Agreement with Mazda extended up to October 2004.

‘2001’ Cumulative sales crossed 50,000 vehicles. 4 Wheel Drive Ambulance launched in March. Economy Truck ‘SARTAJ’ launched in August. CNG Bus for NCR Delhi launched in October. Bharat Stage-II Emission Norms complied.


  • Profit Before Tax for FY 2002 crosses Rs. 100 Million mark.
  • Dividend raised to 25%.

‘2003 Profit Before Tax for FY-2003 grows 115% to Rs. 225 Million. Dividend enhanced to 45%.

‘2004’ Profit Before Tax for FY-2004 grows 44% to Rs. 324 Million. Dividend enhanced to 70%.

‘2005’ Cumulative sales crossed 86,000 vehicles. Bharat Stage-III emission norms complied (both diesel & CNG). Dividend enhanced to 75%. Punjab Tractors offloads 15% of equity stake in favour of Sumitomo Corporation, Japan in June. Mazda Motor Corporation offloads 15% of equity holding in favour of Sumitomo Corporation, Japan in August.

‘2006’ Permission from Government for new manufacturing facilities at existing site obtained in January. Dividend rate lowered to 55% due profit decline Technical Assistance Agreement with Isuzu Motors signed in June. Aggregate vehicles sale crosses 100,000 in August. Construction of Buildings for vehicle expansion and new Bus Body Plant taken up in August.

‘2007’ Dividend rate maintained at 55% Trial Production of Isuzu Bus LT134 taken up in July.

‘2008’ Dividend rate maintained at 55% Highest-ever Profits in the history of the Company. Launch of Ultra Luxury Buses in July.

‘2009’ Sumitomo raised its stake in the Company to 53.5% by buying entire equity holding of Punjab Tractors Ltd. in the Company in January.

‘2010’ During the financial year 2009–10 company had issued 3,984,946 equity share of Rs. 10 each at a premium of Rs. 190 per share on rights basis to the Equity shareholders of the company in the ratio of 11 equity shares for every 50 Equity shares held on the record date and raised Rs. 796989,000 for financing of Expansion project, repayment of loan taken from Allahabad Bank (for Expansion Project) and for general corporate purposes.


Mazda Lite bus AEVA 003+004+ AEXA 001

Swaraj Mazda renamed as SML ISUZU LIMITED

‘2012’ SML S7 Bus, Wheel Base −5100 mm, 50+1 Seater Launched.

BS-IV Complaint Engine Successfully Tested.

ISUZU FR1318 Luxury Bus, Wheel Base – 5400 mm Launched.

SML HG72 Truck GVW 7200 kg Truck Launched.

SML HD19 Truck GVW 10250 kg Truck Launched.


SML 1.Cosmo 2.Sartaj HG72(SHD, SMDC, AOD) 3.Prestige 4.Supreme 5.Super(14,17.5,21) 6.Samrat 7.Samrat HD19 8.Super 12



SML 1.Cosmo AC Cab 2.Executive Bus 3.Std. School Bus 4. S7 School Bus 5. Semi low Floor Bus 6. Std Staff Bus 7.S7 Staff Bus 8.Bus Chassis

ISUZU 1. NQR 2. FR1318 3. LT134 4.IS12TE Chassis 5.NQR Bus Chassis 6.LT134 Bus Chassis

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That’s it.

(Trolley)Buses + Trucks MAZ Minsk Belarus

МАЗ слева

Minsk Automobile Plant

MAZ emblem - 1965

Minsk Automobile Plant
Native name Minski Automobilny Zavod
Type Joint-stock company
Industry Automotive
Founded July 16, 1944
Headquarters MinskBelarus
Area served Worldwide
Key people Aliaksandr Barouski
Products Trucksbusestrolleybuses
Net income Increase US$ 167 million (2011)
Website www.maz.by


Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZBelarusianАдкрытaе Акцыянэрнaе Таварыства «Мінскі аўтамабільны завод»Open JSC Minsky Automobilny Zavod) is a state-run automotive manufacturer association in Belarus, one of the largest in Eastern Europe.


1998. Stamp of Belarus 0260-0264

Stamps of Belarus with MAZ trucks (1998)

It was built shortly after the Second World War. The first MAZ model (MAZ-200) used General Motors designed 2-stroke engines. Later on their own original engines were developed and implemented in the MAZ-500 series. Not only the plant itself, but the entire living infrastructure were built in a short time. Apartment buildings, shops, medical clinics, cinemas etc. were built in close proximity to the MAZ plant, providing plant workers with local (though limited) necessities. On many of the construction sites German prisoners of war were working together with Belarusian construction workers. The majority of these buildings are still in service today.

It manufactures heavy-duty trucksbusestrolleybusesroad tractors and semi-trailers for semi-trailer trucks, and cranes. MAZ was, and possibly is, the worlds largest manufacturer of TELs (Transporter-Erector-Launchers) for many of the world’s mobile ballistic missiles, from the widely proliferated MAZ-543 used to carry and launch the Scud B through to the recent Topol M‘s impressive 8-axle TEL.

At the end of Soviet times, MAZ was the largest manufacturer of heavy trucks in the Soviet Union, and the only one for some truck categories. After the Soviet Union dissolved, MAZ production was reduced substantially, as has happened with many enterprises in the ultra-industrialized Belarus, oriented on the needs of a very big country. The previously mentioned production of public transport vehicles was a result of following diversification of the company.


The association consists of the MAZ plant proper, located in Minsk, which is the main enterprise of the association, as well as several secondary enterprises:

  • РУП «БААЗ» (in Baranavichy)
  • РУП «ОЗАА» (in Asipovichy)
  • РУА «КЗТШ» (in Zhodino)
  • РУП «Літмаш» (in Minsk),
  • ПРУП «ДЭМЗ» (in Dzyarzhynsk)
  • РУП «СтройМАЗтрест» (in Minsk)

At some points of its history, MAZ was “united” with another heavy automobile company – BELAZ also located in Minsk area.

In 1991, a division specialising in heavy wheeled military vehicles was spun off into a separate business, MZKT.


Among other recent products, MAZ city buses (see pictures below) are operating throughout Belarus, as well as in RussiaUkrainePolandRomaniaSerbia and Estonia.

In Serbia, working in cooperation with a local-based company BIK (Bus industries Kragujevac), a production of gas-powered buses named BIK-203 has been agreed, which are based on the platform of MAZ-203 model. These buses have been delivered at several Serbian towns to be in use in public transportation companies.


In 1997, together with “MAN“, a joint Belarusian-German company JSC “MAZ-MAN”, Minsk was set up, which by 1998 had established full-scale production of heavy vehicles, using the F90 MAN cabs introduced 1986 and replaced 1994. Production of truck cabs involves huge, expensive tools, making this kind of recycling an existing design attractive. While production of tractors for international trade with 4×2 and 6×4 chassis layouts was a stated goal, development of exhaust gas regulations within the EU turned this into illusion. Based on the MAZ-MAN they have produced concrete mixers, fueling vehicles, flatbed trucks, dump trucks, front-end loaders etc.

Production of the Belarusian-German company demonstrated the advantage of technology created by combining the abilities and experience of auto makers of two countries. Compared to European models in the same class and quality range, MAZ-MAN products are on average 30% cheaper. Currently 98% of MAZ-MAN comply with Euro-3, while sale to the EU would require Euro-5 at least, Euro-6 by 2014.

In 2004, the joint venture made 272 vehicles, which is 45% higher than 2003. At the same time in 2003, output in comparison with 2002 increased by 50%.

28 November 2005 MAZ-MAN sold 1000 of the first MAZ-MAN tractor to customers.



MAZ-203 and MAZ-206 buses
2006 Maz truck minsk
tipper, with the MAN F90 cab

tipper, with the MAN F90 cab


  • MAZ-200 (1950, formerly built by YaAZ from 1947-1950)
  • МАZ-200V (1952, tractor-trailer version of MAZ-200)
  • МАZ-205 (1950, dump truck version of MAZ-200)
  • МАZ-500/MAZ-500A (1965)
  • MAZ-501 (1955, logging truck version of MAZ-200)
  • МАZ-501V (tractor-trailer version of MAZ-501)
  • МАZ-502 (1957, 4×4 version of MAZ-200)
  • МАZ-502V (tractor-trailer version of MAZ-502)
  • МАZ-503/MAZ-503A (1958, dump truck version of MAZ-500)
  • MAZ-504/MAZ-504A (1965)
  • МАZ-505 (1962, prototype 4×4 truck based on MAZ-500)
  • MAZ-506 (1954, prototype dump truck based on MAZ-205)
  • МАZ-509 (1969, logging truck version of MAZ-500)
  • MAZ-510 (1965, prototype dump truck based on MAZ-503)
  • МАZ-511 (dump truck version of MAZ-500)
  • MAZ-512/MAZ-500C (cold weather version of MAZ-500)
  • MAZ-513/MAZ-500YU (hot weather version of MAZ-500)
  • MAZ-514 (1969, prototype three-axle truck)
  • МАZ-515 (1965, prototype three-axle truck)
  • МАZ-516 (1969)
  • MAZ-520 (1972, prototype truck based on MAZ-504)
  • MAZ-525 (1951, later built by BelAZ)
  • МАZ-529 (1958)
  • MAZ-530 (1957, later built by BelAZ)
  • MAZ-532 (1957, prototype off-road vehicle)
  • MAZ-535 (1958)
  • MAZ-537 (1959)
  • MAZ-541 (1956, aircraft tug based on MAZ-525)
  • МАZ-543/МАZ-7310 (1962)
  • MAZ-547/MAZ-7916 (1972)
  • MAZ-2000 (1988, prototype truck)
  • МАZ-4370 (1999)
  • МАZ-4371 (2003)
  • МАZ-4380
  • МАZ-4471
  • МАZ-4570 (2002)
  • МАZ-5309 (2008)
  • MAZ-5335 (1977)
  • МАZ-5336 (1978)
  • МАZ-5337 (1978)
  • МАZ-5340
  • MAZ-5428 (1977)
  • MAZ-5429 (1978)
  • MAZ-5430 (1977)
  • МАZ-5432 (1981)
  • МАZ-5433
  • МАZ-5434 (1990)
  • МАZ-5440
  • МАZ-5442
  • МАZ-5516
  • MAZ-5549 (1978)
  • МАZ-5551 (1985)
  • МАZ-6303
  • МАZ-6310
  • МАZ-6312
  • МАZ-6317 (1991)
  • МАZ-6417
  • МАZ-6422 (1978)
  • МАZ-6425
  • МАZ-6430
  • MAZ-6440 (2011)
  • МАZ-6501
  • МАZ-6516
  • МАZ-6517
  • МАZ-7410 (based on MAZ-543)
  • MAZ-7904 (1982, prototype)
  • МАZ-7906 (1984, prototype)
  • MAZ-7907 (1985)
  • МАZ-7910 (based on MAZ-543)
  • МАZ-7912 (1977)
  • MAZ-7917 (1984)
  • MAZ-7922 (1990, prototype)
  • MAZ-79221 (1996, later built by MZKT)


  • MAZ-101 (1993)
  • MAZ-103 Omnibus (1996)
  • MAZ-103T Trolleybus (1999)
  • MAZ-104
  • MAZ-105 Articulatedbus (1997)
  • MAZ-107
  • MAZ-152 Citybus (1999)
  • MAZ-171 Airportbus (2005)
  • MAZ-203 Omnibus (2005)
  • MAZ-205 (2009)
  • MAZ-206 Omnibus (2006)
  • MAZ-226
  • MAZ-231
  • MAZ-241
  • MAZ-251 (2006)
  • MAZ-256 Omnibus (2006)

Special models

MAZ-537 Galosh anti-ballistic missile launcher


MAZ-543 SS-1C Scud B missiles on TEL


MAZ-7917 Moscow Parad 2008 Ballist


  • MAZ-535/MAZ-537 – The MAZ-535 and the heavier version MAZ-537 were developed in the early 1960s and built to transport rockets and tanks of various types.
  • MAZ-543 – The MAZ-543 was also designed for the transport of medium-and long-range missiles and has the same specifications as the MAZ-537. The MAZ-543 is best known as mobile missile launch pad of Scud missiles. In addition, there are various modifications of the vehicle, such as the MAZ-547 as a mobile launch pad for SS-20 missiles or the MAZ-7917 as a launch pad of Topol intercontinental missile.
  • MAZ-7904 – The MAZ-7904 is the largest wheeled vehicle that was ever designed for military purposes in the USSR. The prototype was designed in 1982 as a support vehicle for intercontinental ballistic missiles, but never went into production. The vehicle was found in 2007 in a hangar at Baikonur.
  • MAZ-7907 – The MAZ-7907 is a 12-axled 24 wheel vehicle for transport of ICBMs, which was designed in 1985, and of which two prototypes were produced. At least one seems to have been used after the collapse of the USSR for transportation of bridge parts and ships. Their fate is unclear.

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