For many years, the official importer of BMW in Turkmenistan, Autohouse GmbH, not in word but indeed, has been contributing to the prosperity of various areas of state activity, making a significant contribution to the development and improvement of the economy, and high achievements in sports.
General Director of Autohouse GmbH Myrat Ramazanov, in an interview with a Turkmenportal correspondent spoke about the company’s vision regarding the development of promising areas of activity and socially significant projects jointly with the country’s leadership.
Since the founding of Autohouse GmbH in 2000 under the leadership of Myrat Ramazanov, the BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad brands have significantly increased their presence in Turkmenistan and gained particular popularity among car enthusiasts.
“The BMW Group recognizes the importance and puts the safety of drivers and pedestrians in the first place, and ensuring law and order in the country. For operational activities, inspection and preventive work with the population, and organizing the escort of top officials, special cars – BMW-X6M and motorcycles – BMW-1200RT, 1600RT were delivered to Turkmenistan. At the moment, all these vehicles are used by law enforcement officers, law enforcement agencies and the police traffic control service”, says Ramazanov.
All vehicles delivered to Turkmenistan by an official importer are serviced by a team of qualified certified specialists who also have certificates for servicing electric vehicles. Under the guidance of Myrat, the masters of Autohouse GmbH were trained in training centers in Germany, Russia and Azerbaijan. Representatives of BMW from Germany also came to Ashgabat to instruct the employees of the Police Road Supervision Servicd and conduct trainings to improve the skill of driving motorcycles.
BMW in Turkmenistan also acted as partners in organizing the largest and socially significant events in the country. According to Myrat, Autohouse GmbH delivered 50 premium cars specifically for serving guests of the V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games held in Ashgabat in 2017.
“Also, Autohouse GmbH, together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan, created the BMW Motorsport Turkmenistan sports team to train and improve the skills of sports driving special vehicles”, notes the head of the BMW representative office.
Just a year later, the BMW team participated in another grandiose project – the “Amul-Khazar 2018” International Rally.
Having started their journey on the cost of the Amu Darya, the riders drove more than one and a half thousand kilometers across the country from east to west and finished in “Avaza”, overcoming the most difficult special stages in the vast Karakum desert.
Representatives of the German automaker were leading in the overall standings throughout the rally-raid, and rightly entered their names in the annals of Turkmen motorsport. In total, the Bavarian concern has 1 gold and 1 bronze awards.
In accordance with the results of all five stages of the race, the Spaniards Nani Roma and Alex Haro climbed to the highest step of the podium, having completed the track the fastest on a MINI. And in third place is the Turkmen crew of Hojaguly Annamammedov and Gaygysyz Akmyradov, who also drove a MINI.
The high results, achieved by Autohouse in the premium segment of the automobile market of Turkmenistan for two decades, were noted at the highest level.
In commemoration of the 29th anniversary of the independence of the country, the official dealer of BMW cars Myrat Ramazanov, according to the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan, was awarded the state award Watana bolan söýgüsi üçin (“For the love of the Fatherland”) in 2020.
The success of the head of the BMW representative office in Turkmenistan was also noted by Victor Eisenbraun, BMW Group Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia:
“Myrat Ramazanov is a reflection and example of the management culture in the BMW Group. Thanks to his diligence, hard work and endurance, he has become an integral part of the large BMW family. Under his leadership, Autohouse GmbH has realized its potential and quickly implements convenient solutions for customers in a constantly changing business environment. For more than 20 years, the company headed by Myrat Ramazanov has accumulated invaluable experience that has helped him achieve high results for the benefit of independent neutral Turkmenistan and the BMW concern”.
“The BMW Group is not only the world’s leading car manufacturer, it is a family that cares about its members, supporting them in everything. Each happy owner of BMW cars, thanks to a three-year free service, joins an elite club, which is based on quality, efficiency and innovative approach”, says Ramazanov.
BMW is first of all speed, German attention to detail, successful ergonomic solutions in the interior and, of course, and incredible drive from driving and build quality.
Today the BMW Group is concerned about new challenges related to climate change on Earth. The automaker is not only ready for drastic measures, but also embodies them here and now.
Presenting his vision for sustainable development and environmental protection during the UN International Climate Summit in Glasgow, BMW AG Chairman Oliver Zipse named the main goals of reducing carbon emissions by 40% by 2030 and achieving full climate neutrality by 2050.
The BMW concern offers a huge selection of electric vehicles with a long range, on a full electric charge up to 500 km.
Along with this, Turkmenistan, having signed the main environmental conventions of the UN and the Paris Agreement on climate change, is steadily following its obligations. The oil and gas and chemical industries, electric power industry, transport and other industries are systematically implementing measures aimed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
The BMW Group fully supports the chosen course of development of Turkmenistan and hopes for the prosperity of mutually beneficial cooperation aimed at advancing the world agenda of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov.