Avtoselkhozmash Holding, Open Joint-Stock Company (ASM Holding, OAO) was established in 1991. Its core competencies have descended from economic and engineering units of the USSR Ministry of Automotive and Agricultural Engineering Industry. This inheritance made it feasible to have kept, to restructure conformably to the new situation, and to further replenish a unique industrial database comprehensively defining the state, structure and key economic/ technical characteristics of automotive and agricultural engineering industries in Russia and in a number of other CIS countries hosting production facilities.
Uninterrupted monitoring of the industry’s performance results being mainly obtained ‘at first hand’ (that is directly from manufacturers) as well as availability of historical data starting from 1990, enable ASM Holding to not only carry out current analysis of processes gaining momentum in the industry, but also forecast development of automotive and farm machinery manufacturing in Russia at near-term and medium-term outlooks.
Findings of such researches have been regularly published, for the recent decade, in licensed corporate editions of ASM Holding. These are “CIS Market: Automobiles & Tractors” industrial/economic and info/analytical quarterly magazine; “Production of motor vehicles, farm machinery and components thereof by Russia’s and other CIS countries’ manufacturers” monthly statistics and analytical survey; “News of Automotive Science and Machinery” bi-monthly review.
An important line in consulting activity of ASM Holding is execution of analyst jobs against one-time or recurrent orders from domestic and foreign customers on issues of production and sales of motor vehicles and components, market situation, export and import volume and structure by countries, regions and companies, as well as issues of manufacturing certain units and systems for motor vehicles.
A list of permanent subscribers to information services of ASM Holding includes federal bodies of the Government of Russia – Industry and Energy Ministry, and Economic Development and Trade Ministry, as well as multiple Russian and foreign companies. Among them there are:
- Vehicle manufacturers from Russia and other CIS countries, such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, GAZ Group, IzhAvto, AZ Ural, Avtotor, Russian Buses, NEFAZ, Volzhanin, MAZ, ZAZ;
- Foreign automakers General Motors, Renault, Volvo, Iveco, MAN, Hyundai, EvoBus;
- Tractor manufacturers UralTrak, John Deere, Case New Holland;
- Material and component suppliers – Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Plant, Severstal-Metiz, SOK Group, PRAMO Group, Tarasov Plant, Avtopribor, Avtosvet, Avtonormal, ShAAZ, European Bearing Corporation, Robert Bosch, ZF Friedrichshafen, , Automotive Lighting, Atlas Copco, etc.;
- Financial groups, investment, analyst and consulting companies – BelRusAvto, Renaissance Capital, Uralsib Capital, Troika Dialogue, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Global Insight, R.L. Polk, MarkLines, JETRO;
- Information agencies and mass media – PrimeTASS, Interfax, AK&M, FOURIN Inc., Autoreview and Za Rulem magazines.
ASM Holding keeps partnership links and maintains a regular information exchange with national and international associations engaged in automotive sector.
Russian partners of ASM Holding in the field of information exchange include Association of Russian Automakers (OAR), National Association of Automotive Component Manufacturers (NAPAK), Russian Association of Auto Dealers (ROAD), Russian Machine-Tool Manufacturers Association (Stankoinstrument) and International AVTOVAZ Dealer Association (MAD).
Among foreign information partners of ASM Holding there are International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), British Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Committee of French Automobile Manufacturers (CCFA), Czech Association of Automotive Industry (AIA), Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA), China Automotive Technology and Research Centre (CATARC), Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation (AEB), etc.
Enjoying a fundamental info/analytic potential, ASM Holding is confidently mastering topical problems of Russian and global vehicle manufacturing and automotive market development. It enables the company to elaborate upon concepts and subjects of the most significant sectoral events being organised by ASM Holding. These are annual international Automotive Forums, annual automotive conferences on issues of current importance, annual specialist conferences on automotive propulsion engineering, and annual congresses of automotive technologists. All such events arouse keen interest of automotive professionals and attract a remarkable number of participants.
As long ago as in early 90’s, ASM Holding laid the foundation for regularly held motor shows in Moscow including those accredited by OICA. Still now, ASM Holding remains a leading sectoral exhibition operator taking part in organising annual exhibitions in the frames of international motor shows.
Info/analytic and managerial activities of ASM Holding during the recent 20 years have won great prestige and recognition with competent circles of major players in automotive business appreciating the high professional level of publications, data adequacy, reliability and timeliness.
ASM Holding is a member of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a member of the Association of Russian Automakers.