Belzan has become the first Russian car fastener supplier of VW Group Rus

Belzan has become the first Russian car fastener supplier of VW Group Rus


 

RusAutoNewsCom.- As reported by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the Avotnormal plant, established in Belebeevsky, has become the first supplier of VW Group Rus for car fasteners. The relevant agreement has been signed by the two companies for 4 years. The enterprise will supply an annual amount of 9 million fasteners for Volkswagen and Skoda automobiles. The products are already in use for the assembly of bodies and the installation of units at the Kaluga plant and a separate division of Volkswagen Rus in Nizhny Novgorod.

The company has mastered the production of 20 new types of fasteners with increased corrosion resistance within the scope of the contract. The products comply with the standards of the German Automobile Industry Union VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie). The products of the company have successfully passed the strength and compatibility tests on the usage of the fasteners for the automatic assembly of Volkswagen vehicles. 

“Last year, our enterprise avoided bankruptcy thanks to support from the Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the government of the Republic of Bashkortostan and the state corporation Rostec, represented by RT-Capital and started the process of stabilisation. An anti-crisis programme is currently being implemented under the leadership of RT-Capital, within the framework of which, measures have been taken for the restructuring of debts, as well as the launch of new production technologies and works have been carried out on product quality improvement. As a result of this systematic work, a long-term contract has been signed with a major international car manufacturer. The recognition of the compatibility of our products with European automotive industry standards will enable us to expand the range of cooperation with leading car manufacturing companies and to enter the new markets in the CIS and Europe” – as stated by the general director of RT-Capital Kiril Fedorov

36% of the Russian fasteners market for the automotive industry belongs to BelZAN. The factory is the main supplier of fasteners for large companies under the umbrella of Rostec, such as; Kamaz and Avtovaz.