ŠKODA and VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus: One year of successful prolongation in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Posted on 11. Dec, 2013 by in Volkswagen Canada

ŠKODA and Volkswagen applaud one year of successful automobile prolongation in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. It was one year ago, on 6 Dec 2012 that a go forward was given during a GAZ Group partner plant to start a CKD prolongation of a ŠKODA Yeti. Meanwhile, a ŠKODA Yeti and Octavia and Volkswagen Jetta were using off a prolongation lines during a prolongation trickery 420 km easterly of Moscow.

Both ŠKODA and a VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus (VGR) concur in prolongation with a Russian automobile manufacturer GAZ Group. Under a prolongation network within a Volkswagen Group, prolongation in Nizhny Novgorod is a Group’s second plcae in Russia. ŠKODA has taken over shortcoming for a project. “The internal prolongation is of executive significance for a expansion of a Volkswagen Group and a ŠKODA code in a Russian market,” says Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA Board Member for Production and Logistics. “The launch in Nizhny Novgorod one year ago noted a miracle for ŠKODA’s expansion in Russia. We have a clever internal partner on a side with GAZ. After one year, a change is really encouraging.”

ŠKODA and Volkswagen applaud one year of successful automobile prolongation in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia: The ŠKODA models Octavia and Yeti constructed in Nizhny Novgorod play a executive purpose in ŠKODA’s expansion plans.One year ago, a ŠKODA Yeti was a initial indication to run off a prolongation lines from CKD form as partial of a team-work in Nizhny Novgorod. The CKD prolongation launch of a new ŠKODA Octavia was in Jun 2013 and a Russian plant has been producing a Volkswagen Jetta given March. CKD (Completely Knocked Down) form means a full prolongation of a vehicle, including a areas of physique shop, paint emporium and assembly. The agreement for agreement prolongation between VGR, GAZ and ŠKODA was resolved in mid-2011.

A sum of around 300 million euros was invested by a partners into a internal CKD prolongation in Nizhny Novgorod, as good as with internal suppliers for new comforts and extensive modernization measures. In addition, a new training centre for a internal prolongation group was built in early 2012. “Consistent peculiarity government in prolongation is a executive exigency for globally uniform peculiarity and so a success of a vehicles. After one year, we can see that a investments have paid off,” says Michael Oeljeklaus.

Russia is an critical cornerstone of a ŠKODA expansion strategy. In a Czechs achieved a new record with 99,100 deliveries in a Russian market. So distant in 2013 ŠKODA has delivered 78,900 vehicles to Russian customers, creation Russia a third-largest marketplace worldwide and a series dual in Europe for ŠKODA. Sales of a ŠKODA Octavia accounted for around 52% of ŠKODA deliveries in a initial eleven months of 2013.

The ŠKODA models Octavia and Yeti constructed in Nizhny Novgorod play a executive purpose in ŠKODA’s expansion plans. Having sole 41,800 units, a ŠKODA Octavia is by distant a Czech automobile manufacturer’s best-selling indication in Russia. The third era Octavia is environment ever some-more standards in a compress segment. The automobile boasts peerless space, new design, high functionality, innovative reserve and comfort systems, careful consumption, countless Simply Clever ideas and standard ŠKODA value for money.

The ŠKODA Yeti has also been really good perceived by Russian customers. Between Jan and Nov 2013, ŠKODA sole 12,300 units in Russia. A few weeks ago, a code denounced a totally redesigned Yeti in Europe. The Russian marketplace launch is due in early 2014. The renouned compress SUV is now accessible for a initial time in dual versions: a superb ŠKODA Yeti for a city and a brave ŠKODA Yeti Outdoor. Both versions underline new designs, uninformed interiors and innovative record features.

As partial a 2018 expansion strategy, ŠKODA skeleton to boost sales worldwide to during slightest 1.5 million units per year. The many extensive indication debate in a company’s 188-year story is during a heart of a expansion strategy. This year alone a manufacturer has presented 8 new or revised models. By a finish of 2015, ŠKODA will have renewed a whole operation of models and have grown in critical segments.

The auto-maker also skeleton to make poignant gains in Russia with this product campaign. In further to a Nizhny Novgorod site, ŠKODA’s Russian prolongation also takes place during a Volkswagen bureau in Kaluga, where a ŠKODA Fabia is now produced. As of open 2014, a prolongation of ŠKODA Rapid is also designed in Kaluga.

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