Italian automaker Fiat, which at the signing of agreements on industrial assembly of cars in Russia was left without a partner, finally found, who will build the plant. However, the name of the partner has not been disclosed. The venue chosen St. Petersburg.
"I can say that we are close to having a Fiat that the project was implemented in the territory of St. Petersburg, close because Fiat has found a very strong Russian partner for the construction of the plant. Delays in the summer were related to the fact that conducted complex negotiations with Russian partners. A decision in principle has been taken. Question of St. Petersburg also accepted in principle, it remains, in principle, to discuss the details, "- said the agency" RIA Novosti "a source in the city administration. The agency also notes that the memorandum of intent to build a plant between Fiat and the Government of St. Petersburg will be signed in the first quarter of 2012. "Now it is necessary to assess the volume of state support to be provided to the plant," — said the agency chairman of the investment committee and strategic projects Smolny Alex Chichkanov.
Recall that Fiat has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Economic Development of the industrial assembly on the "old" environment, taking on increased responsibilities. Concern was planning to organize in our country build 120,000 cars a year. As the sites offered Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod.
Agreement "Fiat" confirmed another source familiar with the plans of the group. According to him, Fiat actually considering building a plant near St. Petersburg. "It will make it on cars Jeep, in particular, Jeep Cherokee», — he added.
Currently in St. Petersburg for a plant General Motors, Hyundai, Toyota, and Nissan, as well as the Ford plant in the Leningrad region.