Hyundai in St. Petersburg went on three shifts, and began production of Kia Rio


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Located near St. Petersburg plant, "Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus ‘, which is 30% owned by Kia, August 15, goes to three-shift work schedule and will begin mass production of the new Kia Rio, RIA Novosti reported, citing a" Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus’
Until the end of 2011 at the St. Petersburg plant will produce 20,000 Kia Rio, in 2012 it is planned to collect about 100,000 cars.
"Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus" — the first Russian industrial enterprises overseas automaker, which is running in full production cycle.
Hyundai has invested in the construction of the plant, "Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus" in St. Petersburg more than $ 500 million, construction started in 2008. Mass production of the company was launched in January 2011.
By 2012, the capacity of the company will be increased to 200,000 vehicles a year, the company originally announced its intention to bring the figure up to 150,000 units. The company Hyundai in St. Petersburg, besides supplying the Russian market for export.


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Earlier, Hyundai, which owns a controlling stake in the plant, reported the intention to go to the expense of non-stop operation to increase capacity of the plant by September 10 to 13 thousand cars a month.
Kia Motors Corporation was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest automobile company. Every year, the thirteen factories, which are located in eight countries around the world, producing more than 1.6 million vehicles.
The company Kia Motors Rus is a single independent importer of Kia vehicles in Russia and carries out distribution and marketing functions in the territory of the Russian Federation. Started in March 2009, the company realized a year over 70 million vehicles.
At the end of 2010, Kia entered the top-3 in terms of sales in Russia of foreign brands — 104.235 thousand cars sold


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