Avtotor has constructed a compact plant for the assembly of BMW automobiles

Avtotor has constructed a compact plant for the assembly of BMW automobiles


AvtoNovostiDnya.- The construction of a new building for the assembly of BMW automobiles has been completed at the Kaliningrad factory of Avtotor. The enterprise has been established following BMW’s decision to build its own plant in Russia.

As clarified by the company, the whole factory complex is located at the main production zone in the Alexander Kosmodemyansky microdistrict in Kaliningrad. The site includes a recently built assembly and logistics complex (approximately 52,000 m2) and an administrative building is under construction. Also, there are plans to build a paint shop designed to paint 100,000 bodies per year within the establishment.

As explained by Avtotor: “The creation of the new production facilities will be implemented within the framework of the obligations of the current SPIC, which requires further deepening of technical conversions in car production, organisation of full-scale production of new models including the welding and painting of bodies, increasing the level of engineering, design and technological support of production and digitalisation of management.”

Also, despite rumours on the delay of the start of the assembly of BMW automobiles, the production capacity of the new plant has already been speculated as 50,000 vehicles per year. All flagship models of the Bavarian brand are planned to be manufactured at the enterprise, including the X4, X5, X6 and X7 crossovers, alongside a 7-series executive sedan.

Although the BMW headquarters have neither confirmed nor denied the construction of the new workshops, it’s almost certain that the works are intended specifically for these models. Furthermore, the governor of Kaliningrad region announced intentions to commence BMW assembly in the area last summer, and the walls of the workshops have been painted blue and white, resembling the colours of the brand.