Renault will supply car bodies for vehicles in Algeria from Tolyatti

Renault will supply car bodies for vehicles in Algeria from Tolyatti

Vedomosti – Renault plans to start the export of ready-made car bodies -manufactured in Avtovaz- from Russia to the Algerian plant of the French Group for the production of Renault Logan and Sandero by the end of 2016, said the senior vice-president and the regional director of operations at Eurasia Renault: Jean-Christophe Kugler, during an interview with Interfax. “The Algerian facility is very small scale and there aren’t many local suppliers available. For that reason, it’s necessary to supply the automotive components from Romania and Turkey. In this way, we will strengthen the position of our plant in the Algerian market and keep our facility in Tolyatti busy at the same time.” he added.

“The car bodies supply volume has not been determined yet, however it won’t be 500 units. We are talking about thousands here” continued Kugler. 134,100 passenger cars have been sold in Algeria in 2015 (-25%), according to OICA data. With the participation of Renault Russia in the Algerian market, the sales figure may rise to 22,000, as stated in the presentation of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. In the ministry’s point of view, Algeria may become the largest additional export market for Russian car factories this year.

Car export targets of Russia in 2016, according to markets: Algeria: 22,000, Iran: 11,000, Egypt: 8000, European countries: 5000, Cuba: 3000, Vietnam: 2500, Mexico: 2200, India: 1000 and Ethiopia: 400.