Avtotor has manufactured over 150 thousand vehicles in 2020

Avtotor has manufactured over 150 thousand vehicles in 2020


RusAutoNewsCom.- As stated by the chairman of the Avtotor Holding Board of Directors Gorbunov, the company has manufactured 156,832 vehicles in 2020.

A year-on-year 27% shrinkage has been experienced in production volumes in 2020. In the meantime, the enterprise has fulfilled its production plan for new models. The manufacturer has launched the production of 18 new models in 2020, including three models in full-cycle (welding, painting, assembly): KIA Seltos, Hyundai Sonata and Hyundai QT.

The commercial output of the plant amounted to 295.4 billion rubles in 2020, which is equivalent to more than half of the commercial output produced in the manufacturing industry of the region according to the preliminary estimations and more than 45% of the total commercial output manufactured by the entire enterprises established in Kaliningrad region.

With regards to the plans of Avtotor for 2021, Gorbunov has emphasised the improvement of the production capacity in connection with the more concentrated implementation of new technologies as the main task ahead of the enterprise. Accordingly, the full-cycle production is planned to be increased by 50%, in comparison with 2020 figures.

The company plans to invest a total amount of €300 million in the development of production in 2021. The investment amount was €70 million in 2020.

Avtotor’s investments will be directed towards the modernisation of the painting process, which will increase the annual capacity of the existing complex up to 50 thousand bodies, alongside the commissioning of the first stage of a new plant, the construction of five production buildings for the placement of a workshop for painting plastic parts, the production of components, the construction of a logistics complex and the building of a new paint shop with a capacity of up to 100,000 bodies per year by 2023.

The organisation of the production of electric engine commercial vehicles is another issue currently being dealt with at the enterprise, along with studies concerning the possibilities of the usage of additive technologies for the introduction of new materials to be used in the production of bodies, etc. As emphasised by Gorbunov, the works of Russian scientists are being studied primarily.

The efforts on the development of the production of vehicles with alternative fuels have also given their first results. For example, the first batch of commercial vehicles equipped with Russian production gas engines has been manufactured in 2020 at Avtotor.