France-Russia Automotive



Published by Agence du Fil SARL@2009

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What is it?

Published by France-Russia Automotive, the Overview 2009 identifies the local manufacturers, the global manufacturers already established in Russia and projects; assembly plants running or being built; and local market players for automotive assembly. This overview was updated in February 2009. The publication is available in English and French.

Who do we list?

The Overview presents some thirty enterprises involved in the car assembly business as of June 2007:

AMO-ZIL - Moscow
AVTOTOR - the Kaliningrad enclave
AVTOVAZ - RENAULT - Togliatti (Samara region)
FORD MOTOR - Vsevolozhsk (St. Petersburg region)
GAZ - Nijni Novgorod
GM-AVTOVAZ - Togliatti (Samara region)
GENERAL MOTORS - Shushari (St. Petersburg region)
GREAT WALL-IRITO - Gzhel ( Moscow region)
HYUNDAI - Kamenka (St. Petersburg region)
KAMAZ - Naberezhnie Chelni (Tatarstan)
NISSAN - Kamenka (St Petersburg region)
SEAZ-AVTOCOM - Serpukhov (Moscow region)
UAZ factory - Ulyanovsk
ZMZ factory - Zavolzhie (Nijni Novgorod region)
Sollers-Naberezhnie Chelni factory - Naberezhnie Chelni (Tatarstan)
Sollers-Elabouga factory - Alabouga special economic zone (Tatarstan)
SOK - Samara
IZHAVTO factory - Izhevsk (Udmurtia)
SUZUKI - Shushari (St. Petersburg region)
HYUNDAI-TAGAZ - Taganrog (Rostov region)
TOYOTA - Shushari (St. Petersburg region)
VOLKSWAGEN - Grabtzevo (Kaluga region)
VOLVO - Kaluga
AMUR - Novouralsk (Sverdlovsk region)
URALSKAYA - Zlatoust (Chelyabinsk region)
DERWAYS - Cherkessk (Karachayevo-Cherkessya region)
BOGDAN - Nijni Novgorod

What will you learn on these enterprises?

For each company surveyed you will find information related to its history, its partnerships, the progression of its production, financial information... as well as the name, telephone and fax numbers for the top management (emails are not suitable for a first contact in Russia).
Here is below an abstract of information provided with the example of the Taganrog plant, in the Southern part of Russia.


Taganrog (Rostov region)
Output: 106,000 vehicles in 2008
Sales income: 1.08 billion dollars in 2007
Net result: 20 million dollars loss in 2007
Employees: 8,500 people.
General Manager: Gennady Riadnov
Phone: +7 495 540 63 36, +7 8634 32 04 00
Fax: +7 8634 31 81 57


A local holding, Doninvest, started building a factory in 1997 on the site of an old tractor factory. The investment in the factory is estimated to be over 320 million dollars. Its production capacity will be 120,000 cars per year. The Doninvest company is owned by the businessman, Mikhaïl Paramonov. He is also the son-in-law of the governor of the region in which the factory is located, Vladimir Tchoub. The TAGAZ project has received significant fiscal and financial backing from the regional and federal authorities.
The TAGAZ factory assembled nearly 10,000 Daewoo Lanos, Nubira and Leganza cars between September 1998 and the end of 1999 under the Doninvest brand using local model names. However, Daewoo's difficulties brought this partnership to an end.
The factory assembled nearly 500 Citroen Berlingo between 2000 and 2002, still under the TAGAZ brand. The factory has produced the Hyundai Accent since 2002. Assembly started in SKD, but has been in CKD since April 2003. The factory has produced the Hyundai Sonata since April 2004. It has produced the Hyundai Porter vans since May 2005. Hyundai Santa Fe Classic four-wheel drive assembly started in April 2007.
TAGAZ complain regularly of insufficient supplies of assembly kits supplied from the Hyundai’s Korean factories. The localization rate, planned to be 50% in 2008, is no more than 27% according to local press.
The future of this partnership will depend on Hyundai projects (see) which has started building its own factory at St Petersburg.
Tagaz also assembles the SsangYong 4 x 4 under its own branding and a model from Chery. It also owns the ROAZ factory at Rostov that is specialised in buses. The company has recently announced plans for several factories with one more in the Rostov region and another at Vladikavkaz in North Ossetia. However, the size of these projects and their financial details are not yet known.
Tagaz has announced an extension of its partnership with the Chinese Chery for several models which Avtotor (see) stopped assembling in 2008. The vehicle will probably be assembled under Tagaz's own brand.
The production was near 56 000 units in 2006, 79 620 in 2007, 106 000 in 2008, according the company. Hyundai Accent represents two thirds of the production.

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