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Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce: “The localisation rate will reach 75% before 2018”

RusAutoNews.Com – During his speech at the conference: “The Future of Russian Automotive”, Alexander Morozov, the manager of Transport Vehicles and Special Purpose Machinery Industry Department at Ministry of Industry and

OEMs

Ford Sollers Vsevolozhsk factory has laid off 600 employees

Vedomosti – 600 workers have resigned from Vsevolozhsk Ford Sollers factory, within the scope of the Voluntary Employee Withdrawal Programme, in return for five months’ salaries. The press office of

Market

45,000 automobiles and LCVs have been sold in St. Petersburg within the first quarter

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb agency data, 45,205 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in St. Petersburg within the first quarter of the year. Thereby, the sales figure

OEMs

Sollers will increase production in Vladivostok

Vedomosti – A Sollers representative has told Vedomosti newspaper that the production number of Mazda, Ssangyong and Toyota automobiles will reach 77,000 this year, following a 13% increase, within the

Market

Yekaterinburg car market has shrunk by 7% in March

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-Yekaterinburg agency data, 19,432 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in Yekaterinburg within the first quarter (-9% y/y). The March sales figure is 7665

Aftermarket OEMs

Volkswagen Group is launching a new sales programme for components

AutoBusiness Review – Volkswagen Group is giving start to the project, concerning the sales of original components to independent service stations, this month. 14% of the company’s turnover had been generated

OEMs

St. Petersburg car production has declined by 3% during the first quarter

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb agency data, St. Petersburg based Toyota, GM, Nissan and Hyundai factories have manufactured 97,500 automobiles during the first quarter of the year (-3%). The March production

Commercial vehicles OEMs

KamAZ-Marko will manufacture 300 Bravis buses in 2014

RusAutoNews.Com – KamAZ-Marko partnership is planning to manufacture 300 Bravis brand small-class buses in 2014. The General Director of the partnership: Roman Mugerman has clarified the company’s plans with the following

OEMs

Avtotor and BMW are establishing a factory in Kaliningrad

Finmarket – Kaliningrad based Avtotor car factory and German manufacturer BMW have signed a cooperation agreement, proposing the establishment of a new factory in the city. As stated by the

OEMs

Ford Sollers Vsevolozhsk factory have stopped production until the 8th of June

Prime – Ford Sollers’ Vsevolozhsk factory will not operate in between 21 April-8 June. As one may remember, the factory had stopped production from 7 to 15 April previously. The factory