Kaliningrad regional administration expects the construction of the BMW factory to start in 2017

Kaliningrad regional administration expects the construction of the BMW factory to start in 2017

1prime.ru. – Authorities from Kaliningrad region expect the construction of the BMW factory to start as early as next year, as told by the chief executive of the region Anton Alihanov.

“BMW has been operating in the region for 18 years, assembling automobiles in Kaliningrad in cooperation with Avtotor. I hope that we will start to implement the aforementioned plans, as to the construction of a full-cycle car production factory, by next year” – said Alihanov.

The plant in Kaliningrad has manufactured more than 160,000 BMW automobiles as of today. A great majority of the BMW vehicles sold in the country are manufactured by the Russian partner of the German company: Avtotor.

“BMW sees the region as an entry point to the Russian market. We, together with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, would like Kaliningrad to be considered as an exit to the European, North African and Middle Eastern markets. In this perspective, the efforts made by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Economy and the Eurasian Economic Commision on the creation of free-trade zones are crucially important” – added Alihanov.