ErAZ (Armenian: Երեւանի ավտոմոբիլային գործարան, Russian: Ереванский Автомобильный Завод, ЕрАЗ, Yerevanskiy Avtomobilny Zavod) was an automobile manufacturer in Yerevan, Armenia mostly known for producing the vanRAF-977K (as ErAZ-762) from 1966 to 1996. Plans to establish the ErAZ factory came about on December 31, 1964, by the Council of Ministers of the Armenian SSR. The original staff were trained at the Riga Autobus Factory (RAF) in Latvia and UAZ in Russia. ErAZ was privatized in 1995 and declared bankruptcy in 2002.
The start of the company came from 31 December 1964.The first vehicles were about 0,8 and 1 tones.They are vans and furgons which were produced for the needs of the Armenian country and other republics in USSR.In 1965 was created the first team from 66 people and in the beginning serves to Russian and Ukrainian manufacturers.In 10 September 1965 the company move to first factory.In the end of the 60s and 70s from the factory came around 2500 vehicles a year.In 1982 the company created their model number 100 000.