Volkswagen has suspended car production in Russia for an undefined period

Volkswagen has suspended car production in Russia for an undefined period


 

TASS.- The automobile plant of the German company Volkswagen in the Kaluga region has suspended operations for an undefined period of time. The decision has been taken as a result of interruptions in the supply of imported components, as TASS was informed by the corporate information centre of the car manufacturer.

“In connection with the complications in the situation, production in Kaluga has been suspended for an undefined period of time, due to the resulting interruptions in the supply of components from abroad” – the company stated. No time frame has been identified for the resumption of operations.

The press office of Volkswagen has not confirmed the suspension, stating that the operations continue in Kaluga in normal mode.

“We are currently following the latest developments in the events and evaluating the effect level of the situation on our business. VW has been observing the news on the Ukrainian front with great concern and unease and hopes for a speedy end to the military activities and a swift return to diplomacy. At the moment, our production continues in Kaluga in the normal mode” – as stated by the company press office.

The factory of VW Group Rus is located in the Grabtsevo industrial estate in Kaluga. Volkswagen and Skoda car production is carried out within the territory of the enterprise, alongside a plant manufacturing 1.6 MPI-series EA211 petrol engines. VW Tiguan, Polo and Skoda Rapid models are currently being manufactured in the car plant, which has a maximum annual production capacity of 225,000 automobiles. The capacity of the new modern engine factory in Kaluga is 150,000 units per year, on the other hand.