26.02.2015 / AVTOVAZ will soon launch the production of engines H4

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In the middle of March AVTOVAZ plans to launch the production of a new power unit and gear box of the Alliance Renault-Nissan. The new engine H4 with aluminum cylinder block displacement of 1.6 liters and capacity of 110 HP will be installed on new models of AVTOVAZ, Vesta and XRay, as well as cars under the brands Renault and Nissan, produced by Russian plants.

The engine H4 of the Alliance Renault-Nissan has been produced since 2006. The engine capacity is from 110 HP. It is installed on models of the Alliance, Nissan Qashqai and Renault Megane. AVTOVAZ will allocate almost 19 billion rubles for the engine production and the output can be up to 450 thousand power units per year. Previously the plant launched the assembly of engines K4 for cars on the platform B0, Nissan Almera, Renault Logan and Lada Largus. 

24.02.2015 / KAMAZ will develop a new line-up of engines

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In 2015 KAMAZ expects to enter into contracts concerning equipment for the production of a new engine. Work at these facilities will be launched in 2016, and serial production of new power units will start in 2017. The company plans to develop three versions of the engine. Capacity of one engine will be up to 550 HP, the second one – sport with 700 HP, and the third one – gas capacity of up to 450 HP.

Currently KAMAZ carries out research and development work on the new engine. The automaker intends to increase the localization due to the ruble devaluation - of almost 400 parts of a new engine 100 will be produced at KAMAZ facilities. Previously it was planned to assemble only 15 components in Russia. The company has not yet disclosed a partner in the development.

20.02.2015 / Faurecia opens one more production site in Russia

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The French manufacturer of automotive components Faurecia invested 270 million rubles in the production of plastic components in Tatarstan.

The company Faurecia rented areas in «A plus park Alabuga» on the territory of SEZ Alabuga, mounted the equipment and will soon begin the production of plastic parts for cars. Faurecia has six plants in Russia: in Saint Petersburg and Togliatti it produces car seats, in Luga (the Leningrad region) and Kaluga - interior parts, two plants in Togliatti and Kaluga - exhaust systems.

Faurecia is one of suppliers of Ford Sollers, for which it delivers interior parts to the plant in Vsevolozhsk, and in the near future it will launch supplies of interior and exterior parts for cars Ford manufactured in Tatarstan.

19.02.2015 / Cluster for the production of automotive components appeared in Moscow

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Authorities of Moscow plan to create the automotive components cluster in the South of the city and have already allocated about 70 hectares of area, in which the production of Moskvich JSC was previously located (the former AZLK, in 2006 it was declared bankrupt). In the near future it is planned to use a total of 150 hectares of the Moscow land for this project.

The automotive cluster will include the company Renault Russia, the city has already offered companies AMO ZIL and AAT to transfer their productions here. The cluster will involve all universities and automotive companies.

13.02.2015 / The tire cost may increase by 20% in 2015

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According to the forecast of Nokian Tyres, in 2015 tire manufacturers will gradually raise prices in Russia by 15-20%, depending on the rate of ruble devaluation during the year.

The company notes that, according to preliminary estimates, in 2014 sales of tires of classes A and B in Russia fell by 3-5%. Also Nokian Tyres predicts that sales of premium truck tires in Russia will decrease this year, last year they fell by 6%.

In 2014 sales of Nokian Tyres in Russia fell by 33%, their share in the company's portfolio decreased from 34.2% to 25.5%.

13.02.2015 / In 2014 Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works JSC increased supplies for the automotive industry

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In 2014 Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works JSC (MMK) increased supplies of metal products to automotive producers by 18% in comparison with 2013 - from 353 to 415 thousand tons.

Key factors of growth in production and shipments included the launch of high-quality automotive steel grades at new cold-rolled products Mill 2000 and hot-rolled products Mill 5000.

New cold-rolled products Mill 2000 can produce nearly any grade of automotive sheet. Since its launch in 2011, MMK has mastered and launched production of more than 30 new steel grades for the automotive industry and now is well positioned to compete not only with Russian metal suppliers for automotive companies, but also major international players.

11.02.2015 / The plant Volkswagen in Kaluga launched pre-series production of engines

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Volkswagen, which in 2015 plans to officially open a new plant for the assembly of internal combustion engines in Kaluga, launched the pre-series production of the first batches. Engines of the first parties will be tested. At the moment equipment is installed at the engine plant.

The new plant will help the company to increase the degree of localization of cars produced in Russia. Investment in the project will reach 250 million Euros. Currently ready-assembled engines for Russian cars of the Volkswagen group are supplied from abroad.

03.02.2015 / ZMZ developed a range of new Euro-5 engines

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Under the project on the production of engines of environmental class 5 Zavolzhsky Motor Plant began to implement the next stage - technological preparation of production with investment of 54 million rubles.

At the first stage of the project in 2014 the company developed engines of class Euro-5, created production prototypes and transferred them to consumers. In particular, new engines are tested in buses PAZ, vehicles UAZ and commercial vehicles BAW produced by the company BAW-RUS Corporation.

For the model line-up of vehicles UAZ four-cylinder petrol engine (2.7 l) was developed. For the model line-up of commercial vehicles BAW - four-cylinder gas engine (2.7 l). For buses PAZ – eight-cylinder petrol and bi-fuel versions, bi-fuel engine will run on gasoline and compressed or liquefied gas.