In December 2016 Bridgestone plant in the Ulyanovsk region launched the commercial production of tires. The construction of Bridgestone plant in Russia was completed in September 2016 in Ulyanovsk on the territory of Zavolzhye industrial zone. Investment in the production made 12.5 billion rubles.
Ford Sollers optimizes the supply chain due to the new steel service center created in a special economic zone «Alabuga» by «Coşkunöz Alabuga» and «Magnitogorsk metallurgical combine».
It is planned to organize cutting of sheet metal for stamping of car body parts in the new steel service center «Alabuga» for assembly lines of leading Russian manufacturers
The plant of spare parts and components and KAMAZ engine plant launched a program of import substitution in terms of the production of parts for RK-6522 transfer case.
Development work on manufacturing RK-6522 components, namely the intermediate shaft, two types of gears, rear axle drive shaft and differential gear have already begun
Yaroslavl motor plant of GAZ Group launched serial production of YAMZ-530 CNG engines, running on compressed natural gas. Center in-line four and six-cylinder Euro-5 engines YaMZ-530 CNG capacity from 150 to 312 HP with the potential to meet Euro-6 are produced using advanced design solutions concerning arrangement, management and operation of key systems, ensuring their reliability and efficiency.
The oil company «Lukoil» signed an agreement with Volkswagen Group Rus on the supply of motor oil for the conveyor priming at the plant of concern in Kaluga. Especially for this project «Lukoil» began to produce Lukoil Genesis VS 5W-40 oil under Volkswagen technology.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade offered Renault-Nissan, Volkswagen and Hyundai to join to jointly manufacture gear boxes and engines in Russia. The Department believes that thus producers will be able to receive benefits from the state.
The official opening of a new plant for the production of automotive components BRISK RUS LLC took place in Togliatti. The line for the production of spark plugs intended for both the primary and secondary market was commissioned at this plant. The company is a subsidiary of the Czech BRISK Tabor, a.s JSC.
Total Vostok, a subsidiary of Total group in Russia, began the construction of a plant for the production, storage and shipment of motor oils, lubricants and related materials on the territory of the Kaluga region. The plant commissioning is scheduled for 2018. The agreement on cooperation to implement the investment project on the construction of the future plant was signed on October 17.
Three years after the official opening Continental tire plant in Kaluga reached its full production capacity. The company was founded in October 2013 and became the first Continental tire plant in Russia. Within three years the company systematically increased its production volume by 1 million tires per year.
Renault Russia established supplies of automotive components and spare parts from Russia to other countries and their flow expands. Currently the company works with more than 20 suppliers, organizing export of automotive components and parts for Renault plants and commercial networks in 16 countries.
As of now more than 160 items such as, in particular, stamping parts, plastic parts, brake and running gear components, lighting units are exported from Russia.