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Volkswagen Group Rus And "GAZ GROUP" Expand Cooperation In Russia


Volkswagen Group Rus and "GAZ Group", a part of the corporation "Russian Machines", combining engineering assets of the group "Basic Element", have signed an agreement on cooperation in three areas. The signing of the official documents held in Nizhny Novgorod in the presence of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Governor Valery Shantsev. By videoconference from Moscow participants welcomed the Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov.

As part of the extension of the agreement on contract manufacturing of Volkswagen Group Rus and "GAZ Group" will expand the joint project for the production of Volkswagen and ŠKODA at the Gorky Automobile Plant, and open up new opportunities for the development of the lineup. Marcus Ozegovich, CEO of Volkswagen Group Rus, and Vadim Sorokin , president of "GAZ Group", have signed an agreement under which a joint project extended to 2025, identified variants of models for production in Nizhny Novgorod and planned production capacity of adaptation plans Gorky Automobile Plant to the launch of new models for Volkswagen Group Rus.

Currently, the maximum annual volume of contract manufacturing Gorky Automobile Plant in cooperation with the Volkswagen Group Rus is about 132 000 passenger cars. The total investment in equipment and infrastructure - 300 million euros..

According to another document signed - a contract to supply engines to Volkswagen 2.0 TDI plant in Salzgitter (Germany) - "GAZ Group" will equip the cars German engines. Volkswagen 2.0 TDI complies with all regulatory requirements and environmental standards and will be installed in the family car "Gazelle NEXT», which includes on-board vehicles and chassis, all-metal vans and minibuses.

Also division Volkswagen Truck & Bus and "GAZ Group" signed an agreement of intent, under which the company will consider the possibility for long-term strategic partnership. The emphasis will be placed on the supply joint and the assembly of automotive components, as well as to develop concepts joint products.

Volkswagen Truck Division & Bus, which includes the brand MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Caminhões e ônibus, and "GAZ Group" is the largest Russian manufacturer of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, already have a long experience of cooperation in the area of ​​the bus. Now these trusts will be the basis for the expansion of mutually beneficial partnership. Volkswagen Truck & Bus Division has a broad package of technological developments, as well as extensive international dealer network. The advantage of "GAZ Group", Russia's largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles and buses, is an excellent knowledge of the internal market and the development of production and sales infrastructure.

After the signing ceremony, held a meeting on the prospects for further cooperation Volkswagen Group Rus and "GAZ Group, in which the video conference was attended by Minister Denis Manturov and Deputy Minister Alexander Morozov.


Information about the "GAZ Group"

"GAZ Group» ( - the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in Russia. It produces light and medium commercial vehicles, buses, heavy duty trucks, passenger cars, powertrains and components. The company's main shareholder - the machine building holding "Russian Machines", belongs to the industrial group "Basic Element". "GAZ Group" unites 13 enterprises in 8 regions of Russia. Is a market leader in commercial vehicles in Russia, occupying more than 50% of the segment of light commercial vehicles and about 80% of the segment of buses. The flagship line of the company - light commercial vehicles, trucks and buses Generation NEXT. "GAZ Group" - the leader among Russian automakers to build environmentally friendly modes of transport, including the development of technology for alternative fuels. The headquarters of "GAZ Group" is located in Nizhny Novgorod.

Information about the group "Basic Element"

«Basic Element» ( - one of the largest and fastest growing industrial groups in Russia. The group consists of companies that are controlled by, or are in the business interests of Oleg Deripaska. structure of the group are involved in asset management or directly own significant shares of authorized capitals of companies that do business in many sectors of the economy: energy, manufacturing, finance, construction, airport, agriculture and others. More than 200 000 people working in over 100 companies, "Basic Element" in Russia, the CIS, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Many of the companies play a key role in the economy of the relevant market sectors, including En + Group, GAZ Group, Basel Aero, «Glavstroy" and others.

Information about Volkswagen Group Rus

"Volkswagen Group Rus» ( unites on the Russian market of six stamps Group: Volkswagen - cars, ŠKODA, Audi, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Bentley and Lamborghini. Since November 2007, "Volkswagen Group Rus" producing cars in Kaluga. In 2009, the plant has been started full-cycle production. In 2011, "Volkswagen Group Rus" and "GAZ Group" concluded an agreement on contract assembly of Volkswagen and ŠKODA at the GAZ plant in Nizhny Novgorod. At the moment, Volkswagen Tiguan, Volkswagen Polo and the ŠKODA Rapid are manufactured at the plant in Kaluga, ŠKODA Yeti, Volkswagen Jetta and the ŠKODA Octavia produced on a full cycle at the GAZ plant. In 2015, the automobile plant in Kaluga, the launch of the engine plant. The power of the new engine plant is 150 000 engines per year. Volkswagen Group has consistently adhered to the implementation of its investment program in the Russian market. With a total investment of 1.75 billion. Euros in its business in Russia, Volkswagen Group is one of the largest foreign investors in the Russian automotive industry.


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