Brano Group has started the production of automotive components in Nizhny-Novgorod Region

Brano Group has started the production of automotive components in Nizhny-Novgorod Region

RusAutoNews.Com – Czech Brano Group has established a facility, for the purpose of automotive component production in Kstovo, Nizhny Novgorod region. The “Branorus” company operates on the premises, formerly owned by Agat factory. Approximately €6.5 million have been invested in the project, out of which, €3.5 million were spent on the production and warehouse complex and €3 million on equipment and technology.

As told by the general director of BRANORUS Jiri Adamek to Kommersant newspaper, the new building is installed with equipment for the production of seat frames for American Lear Group, which supplies car seats for Nissan Tiida and Nissan Senta and the production of brake and clutch pedals for Skoda Yeti, Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Jetta. Branorus is getting ready for the production of locks for Sobol and GAZel models manufactured at GAZ and brake and clutch pedals for Ford Fiesta and Ecosport vehicles. The annual production capacity of the plant is planned as 12,000 seat frames for Nissan, 53,000 pedals for Volkswagen Group vehicles, 65,000 pedals for Ford and 30,000 locks for GAZ automobiles.

The new plant is the second site of Brano Group in Nizhny-Novgorod region. The company has been operating in the region since 1999, the year a joint venture was formed with Gorky Car Factory (GAZ), for the purpose of manufacturing locks. As told by the director of Brano Group: Pavel Juricek, the holding is planning to sell the plant, which is also located in Kstovo, in order to consolidate all production in one site. In addition, the company intends to expand the product range. In particular, the group wants to start the production of car jacks and possibly locks for bonnets and trunks. Branorus also hopes to increase its sales outlets. There are ongoing negotiations with UAZ and AVTOVAZ. In addition, there are plans to install a mechanical press unit in the site for all steel components, which will enable the company to transfer the production from Czech Republic to Kstovo. “This way, we will start the localisation of the production of car components” said Jiri Adamek.