Factory "Volkswagen Group Rus" in Kaluga production notes just two anniversaries: the release of 600,000 cars from the moment of discovery and production of the anniversary 400000th car assembled in a full cycle.
600000th car came down the assembly line — Volkswagen Tiguan is the color "blue metallic Acapulco." Jubilee Tiguan is equipped with a two-liter engine TSI, all-wheel drive transmission, 4MOTION, RNS 315 navigation system and rear view camera.
Other important for the company in Kaluga figure — 400,000 cars assembled in a full cycle. Chetyrehsottysyachnym car in this category was the white Skoda Fabia with a 1.6-liter engine and manual transmission.
"The increase in the share of local production — a part of our growth strategy in Russia, — says CEO" Volkswagen Group Rus "Marcus Ozegovich. — Production 600000th car in Kaluga confirms the success of its implementation. The next logical step in this direction will be the construction and commissioning of a new engine plant. "
According to the director of the plant, "Volkswagen Group Rus" in Kaluga Dr. Josef Baumert, the company is going to continue to step up the pace of production, as in Kaluga plant produces some of the most popular among Russians vehicles, and the demand is constantly increasing.
Kaluga plant Volkswagen opened in 2007 — only 1.5 years after the signing of an investment agreement with the Government as part of the "industrial assembly". Immediately after the opening of the factory cars produced by SKD, and in October 2009 started full production cycle, including welding and painting cars. The plant produced cars Volkswagen Polo Sedan, Volkswagen Tiguan and Skoda Fabia, and this summer the company will begin preparations for the assembly of cars Skoda Rapid at the Kaluga plant. C investment of over 1 billion euros, the company "Volkswagen Group Rus' became one of the largest investors in the Russian automotive industry. In 2013-2015,. Concern invest another 840 million euros in its factories, new equipment and new products on the territory of Russia.