History

2015

  • Sotrans received Michelin and Cordiant truck dealer status
  • PiterBusCenter supplied PAZ 32053-70 buses to the schools of the Leningrad region
  • SOTRANS Technical Centers  took part in the special transport meetings dedicated to companies, which have Mercedes-Benz trucks in their fleets

2014

  • SOTRANS Technical Centers is Mercedes-Benz van dealer
  • SOTRANS group departments take part in the state motor vehicles utilization program (Mercedes-Benz and Mitsubishi FUSO Center trucks and GAZ Group buses)
  • SOTRANS offers offices, warehouses, production facilities for rent in Krasny Bor 

2013

  • SOTRANS Technical Centers obtained FUSO dealer status

  • Truck Stop opening in Krasny Bor, 22 km from St. Petersburg

  • SOTRANS Technical Centers became an authorized OMNIplus bus service center

  • SOTRANS Technical Centers became a new KAMAZ service center

2012

  • Opening of SOTRANS CITY, the largest in the NW region transportation and logistics center

  • BEREIT BANK opening (a part of Sotrans Group of Companies)

  • TRAILER CENTER construction commencement

  • SOTRANS TECHNICAL CENTERS obtained MERCEDES-BENZ official dealer status

2011

  • NordScan signed Dealership agreement with SAF Holland

  • Sotrans Holding obtained distributorship of the Scandinavian corporation StatOil

  • 2 retail chains alliance: spare parts sales for American and European trucks

  • Truck fleet renewal: 100 new Scania trucks and Schmitz Cargobull tilted semi-trailers

  • Official opening of PiterBusCenter, authorized dealer of GAZ Russian Buses Group

  • Opening of the Tire Center, specializing in tire and discs repairs, sales and installation. The company obtained GoodYear Dealership for truck tires

  • Customs broker license acquisition

  • NordScan was granted with authorized service partner status by Schmitz Cargobull

2010

  • Opened a subsidiary that focuses on spare parts sale and service for special and heavy machinery

  • Opened a division that focuses on

    • short term rentals of construction equipment,
    • gravel, sand sales and delivery,
    • gas and oil products delivery to customers;
  • Signed an agreement with Ford for light Truck Dealership

  • Expanded Sotrans Trade chain if stores into new regions such as Novosibirsk, Krasnodar, Ufa, Omsk 

  • Bereit Neft Ltd. was founded. The company specializes in fuel sales and delivery

  • Sotrans Stroi Ltd. commenced gravel and sand sales and delivery. Company fleet consists of 23 dumpers and 15 units of special and construction equipment

  • Sotrans’ partner, Bereit-Auto, opened a spare parts sales department. The company offers a wide range of products from leading manufacturers for European, Japanese and Korean light auto and commercial vehicles. Bereit-Auto also sells spare parts through its web site www.888auto.ru

  • In 2010 Sotrans Ltd. purchased 15 new Scania and 58 MAN trucks and 22 Kogel trailers

  • A new company, Piter Bus Center Ltd., was founded. The company signed a warranty and repair service contract with “Russian buses – Gruppa GAZ”

  • Construction machinery spare parts sales department was opened.

2009

  • Spare Parts stores are opened in Yekaterinburg and Rostov-on-Don

  • Publication of the first issue of «Trucks.ru» magazine – review on commercial vehicles and freight service

  • Autolombard, a pawn shop that gives loans with a vehicle serving as a collateral, is founded

  • Participation of Sotrans Holding in TransRussia 2009 fair 

  • Spare Parts stores in Novosibirsk and Krasny Bor are founded

  • Launching of the internet spare parts store at www.shop.sotrans.ru

  • NordScan is recognized by Scania Russia as the best dealer in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters of 2009

  • Construction of the multifunctional cargo terminal and service station in Krasny Bor (Tosno region) commenced

2008

  • Sotrans Info, a company that issues a monthly auto journal is founded. 

  • Spare Parts stores are opened in Saratov and Togliatti

  • Sotrans Auto became an exclusive distributor of SEM (Shandong Machinery) in Northwestern Russia. 

  • Launching of the largest search engine for trucks and machinery, www.trucks.ru

  • Sotrans Holding signed an agreement to become the first independent official Scania dealer in Russian Northwest region. 

  • NordScan, an official Scania dealer is founded. 

  • Sotrans City, a real estate development company is founded

2007

  • Opening of the department of spare parts for European made trucks in the store located in St. Petersburg suburb, Lensovetovsky 

  • Commencing cooperation with the leasing and financing company «Bereit-Capital»

  • Successful performance of all the units of Sotrans holding in the trade show «KomTrans-2007»

  • Opening of the regional branches for trucks and spare parts sales in Moscow and Nizhnii Novgorod 

  • Increasing the company fleet by 20 units of new trucks

  • «Bereit Auto» commenced its operation in passenger cars selling 

  • Opening of the trade area for selling foreign trucks in poselok Shushari 

  • «Sotrans-Autо» company started selling HOWO trucks 

2006

  • Sets up Sotrans Auto Company selling US heavy-duty trucks: Freightliner,  International, Kenworth, Sterling, Volvo 

  • Expands its retail distribution chain for Freightliner and International spares and  components

  • Development of the regional network for spare parts sales

  • Successful participation in «TransRossiya» and «СomTrans» trade shows

  • Increasing our own fleet 

2005

  • Opens a retail store for spares to the US trucks in the Lensovetovsky Township  (St. Petersburg)  

  • Opens VOLVO-KVARTA service station for maintenance & repairs of  VOLVO trucks and busses

2004

  • Opens a new Customer Service Center for US trucks maintenance & repairs   

  • Becomes an official dealer for VOLVO trucks 

  • Expands its business into selling US International and Freightliner trucks 

  • Opens an excise sufferance warehouse in St. Petersburg (16-a, Yakornaya St) 

  • Opens a warehouse and retail store for spares to the US trucks 

  • Starts construction of the service center for VOLVO truck maintenance & repairs  in St. Petersburg (Parnas Production Zone)

2003

  • Opens a retail store for spares to US-manufactured trucks and VOLVO heavy-duty vehicles.

2002

  • Obtains license

  • SOTRANS opens its Moscow office

  • Obtains Customs Broker license 

  • Obtains certification to perform international trucking services

1995

  • OOO SOTRANS Freight Forwarding and Transportation Company is founded

  • SOTRANS joins International Freight Forwarders Association надо написать – Association of International Road Transport Carriers (ASMAP)

1992

  • OOO SOTRANS Freight Forwarding and Transportation Company is founded. 

  • SOTRANS joins International Freight Forwarders Association надо написать – Association of International Road Transport Carriers (ASMAP)