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Volkswagen Kaluga factory is laying off staff

PBK – Volkswagen has decided to reduce the number of shifts at its Kaluga plant to two. The company press office has announced suspension to production on Fridays, during the April-June


Russian car production has shrunk by 17% in February

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Russian Federal Institute of Statistics: Rosstat data, 215,000 automobiles have been manufactured in the country within the first couple of months of the year (-20.6%). The February


GM is closing its Russia factory

RusAutoNews.Com – GM chairman Dan Ammann has announced the planned closure of the St. Petersburg factory in mid-2015. The company will also discontinue the contracted production at Nizhni-Novgorod GAZ facilities.


OEM executives have declared their predictions at the Russian Automotive Forum

RusAutoNews.Com – Executives from several OEMs participating in the Russian Automotive Forum in Moscow have announced their plans and predictions for the upcoming period. The general director of Kaluga PSMA


Nissan St. Petersburg plant has suspended production for two weeks

TASS. – St. Petersburg Nissan factory has suspended production between 16 – 31 March. The company representation has told TASS news agency that the operations are being carried out at


IzhAvto has started the production of Nissan Tiida

Zr.ru – Izhevsk Automobile Factory (IzhAvto) has started the production of the new C-class hatchback automobile, specially designed by Nissan for Russian climate and road conditions, today. The new Nissan


Volkswagen Kaluga has discontinued the production of three Audi models

RBK – Kaluga Volkswagen factory has announced the discontinuation of the assembly of A7, Q5 and Q7 models. The press office of the factory has made the following statement: “The decision

Commercial vehicles OEMs

KAMAZ and Palfinger have established two facilities in Russia

Prime – Russian truck manufacturer KAMAZ and Austrian crane manufacturer Palfinger AG have established two facilities in Russia. According to the statement made by KAMAZ, the first facility will operate

OEMs Suppliers

Avtotor has decided to reduce the investments planned in Kaliningrad

Vedomosti – Avtotor Holding vice president Vitali Shipov has announced a 2.5-fold reduction in the investments, concerning the establishment of an automobile cluster in Kaliningrad. Shipov has made the following


Lada has increased prices once more

Vedomosti – Avtotor has announced an average price increase of 4.8% on all models, as of 4 March. Lada 4×4 has the lowest increase rate, with 2.4%. The highest increase