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Yerevanskiy Avtomobilny Zavod (ErAZ)
Founded 1964
Defunct 2002
Headquarters Armenia (formerly Soviet Union)
Products Vans

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 van RAF-977K (as ErAZ-762) from 1966 to 1996.[1] 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.[2]


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.


  • 1966-1996 ErAZ 762 (762A, 762B, 762 AIV, 762 VAR)[3]
  • ErAZ 3218[3]
  • 1995-2002 ErAZ 3730[3]


  1. ^ "Armenia's Short-lived Car Industry". The Armenia Blog. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "ИСТОРИЯ ЕРЕВАНСКОГО АВТОМОБИЛЬНОГО ЗАВОДА". Retrieved 16 September 2011. (Russian)
  3. ^ a b c "ЕрАЗ". Retrieved 16 September 2011. (Russian)

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Coordinates: 40°12′43″N 44°31′40″E / 40.21194°N 44.52778°E / 40.21194; 44.52778