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GMD Plastic Systems is establishing a factory in Klin

AutoBusiness Review – French automobile supply industry company GMD is getting ready to establish a factory in Klin, Moscow Region. As announced by the city administration, the factory will be

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Russian automobile imports have fallen by 16.4% during the July-August period

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Russian Federal Customs House data, the automobile imports to the country have fallen by 16.4% in January-July period, in comparison with the same period of the previous

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AVTOVAZ will lay off 2200 directors, specialists and workers until the end of the year

Interfaks. – AVTOVAZ will lay off approximately 2200 directors, specialists and workers as of 23 September, within the frame of a plan. The representative of AVTOVAZ trade union has stated

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Russia may remove the ban on the parallel imports of car components

RBK – As stated by the official newspaper of Russian state: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the Federal Competition Authority (FAS) has the intention to permit the parallel imports of car components. However,

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Car seats will be manufactured for KIA models in Kaliningrad

Avtostat – The establishment of car manufacturer Avtotor’s Kaliningrad factory, where car seats will be manufactured for KIA automobiles within the frame of the supply industry development programme, is about to

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KAMAZ, GAZ and Ford Sollers have made losses during the first half of the year

Vedomosti – The declining automobile sales in Russia cause losses for manufacturers. However, the manufacturers hope to compensate the losses with the help of the renewal programme. The net profit of

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Russia has reduced the tariffs implemented on the imports of used commercial vehicles

Finmarket – Russia has reduced the tariffs implemented on second hand truck and bus imports in several categories as of 01 September. The decision complies with the gradual tariff reduction

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Sollers will manufacture Mazda engines for Japanese and Chinese markets

Kolesa.ru – Sollers general director: Vadim Shvetsov has announced that the company will manufacture Mazda engines, to be exported to Japanese and Chinese markets. The project will start in Vladivostok in

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Delphi and SCC have opened an electric cable factory in Chapaevsk

RusAutoNews.Com – American Delphi Corporation and Samara Cable Factory (SCC) has opened an electric cable factory in Chapaevsk (Samara Region in Russia) located not far from the AVTOVAZ plant, which

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Coskunoz Alabuga factory has been opened with a ceremony

Avtostat – Coskunoz has opened its Elabuga factory on 29 August, with a ceremony attended by the president of Tatarstan: R. Minnihanov, the president of Ford Sollers: Ted Cannis and the