The production of BMW models will continue at AVTOTOR plant

The production of BMW models will continue at AVTOTOR plant


 

RusAutoNews.- The production of BMW models will continue at Avtotor plant in accordance with the development priorities of the Russian automotive industry, as announced by the Avtotor press office. Over two decades of cooperation between Avtotor and BMW Group is entering a new stage with the deepening of local production, taking into account the key requirements of state regulation on the Russian automotive industry.

Avtotor will implement investment projects, aimed at increasing the localisation in vehicle production, raw materials, import substitution and the improvement of the competitiveness of Russian-made products, within the framework of the additional agreement to the current SPIC with the Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the government of Kaliningrad region, signed in December 2021. The investment amount in the announced plans will exceed 32 billion rubles.

Taking into account the aforementioned obligations and on the basis of a bilateral production and supply agreement, the cooperation between Avtotor and BMW Group will continue until 2028. The companies will implement a project on the full-cycle production of BMW vehicles, including welding, painting and assembly.

The production of the most demanded models in the Russian market: BMW X5, X6, X7 and BMW 5-series will be carried out at the new production site created at Avtotor plant.

The production of BMW models has been implemented at Kaliningrad AVTOTOR factory since 1999. The uniquely efficient partnership experience, as a result of joint projects conducted over two decades, enables the development of the local production of the most contemporary products in the global automotive industry.