Friday, January 11, 2019

A new large auto plant will appear in Russia


Production facilities will be located on the territory of the Ulyanovsk region. According to Governor Sergey Morozov, the construction of the Isuzu plant, where trucks will be produced on a full cycle, will begin soon - in the first half of 2019.

We are now considering the issue of localization not only of everything related to the transmission, painting complexes, welding complexes, but also the ability to localize engines including

Sergey Morozov

Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region

Recall that in Russia, the Japanese automaker works in a joint venture with Sollers. The joint venture produces Isuzu N-series chassis with carrying capacity from 1.5 to 6.6 tons. The production of cars is adjusted at the site of the Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant.

Interestingly, Sollers plans to supply self-developed hybrid power plants to the Japanese - Vadim Shvetsov, General Director of PJSC SOLLERS, told the Panorama UAZ newspaper.

We agreed that this decision will be applied at our joint venture in Russia, and instead of a Isuzu diesel engine we will install our hybrid installation, which will consist of the internal combustion engine of the Volga Motor Plant and the electric motor

Vadim Shvetsov

Director General of SOLLERS PJSC

As Shvetsov noted, competition already exists around hybrid technologies, when engineers from Japan, Russia and the USA are trying to create products that should reduce the cost of logistics threefold. "Let's see what happens," said the head of Sollers.

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