Avtotor is getting ready for the production of new BMW models

Avtotor is getting ready for the production of new BMW models

Autostat – Avtotor factory, established in Kaliningrad, is in the process of preparations to start the production of a range of BMW models. The relevant statement has been made by the general director of Avtotor Holding: Alexander Sorokin, during an interview with the analytical agency Autostat. BMW 3 and 5 series sedans and crossovers from X3, X4, X5 and X6 lines are currently manufactured at Avtotor, with SKD4 method.

Avtotor has no capacity expansion plans according to Sorokin, on the other hand. The main task is to concentrate on the deepening of the localisation of production. As to the projects with BMW, as told by Sorokin, the time is slipping. As one may remember, different projects of Avtotor were on the cards with BMW a few years ago, from the expansion of production at the factory to the establishment of a joint venture.

Avtotor manufactures KIA and Hyundai automobiles (passenger and commercial) and Tata Daewoo trucks at the moment, alongside BMW. There are ongoing negotiations with other companies as well. As published by Autostat previously, more than 42,000 automobiles have been manufactured at the Kaliningrad plant within the first half of 2016, which indicates a 4% year-on-year decline.