All Avtovaz articles

  • 18% finished vehicles in Russia transported by rail feature
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    Driving into a Russian road block?

    2019-01-16T09:03:00Z

    Despite economic uncertainty in Russia, analysts expect new vehicle sales to grow further - putting increasing pressure on the nation’s already depleted fleet of car carriers

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    Ukraine sanctions risk Russian vehicle exports

    2018-12-12T13:57:39Z

    The growth in Russian vehicle exports during 2018 could be in jeopardy if a new bill to ban Russian vehicle imports is passed by the government in Ukraine, one of the biggest sales markets for Russian-made cars. According to figures from the Russian Federal Customs Service, in the first nine ...

  • Russia to introduce new utilization fee on finished vehicles in 2018
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    Russian tax hike to fund higher outbound subsidies

    2018-11-07T10:14:08Z

    Russia’s deputy prime minister, Dmitry Kozak, has announced plans to raise the utilisation fee on imported vehicles by 30%, to help fund an increase in the subsidies provided to export projects in the automotive sector. Both Russian assembly plants and importers have been subject to the utilisation fee since 2014. ...

  • Anna Komarova
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    Rewriting the rules

    2018-11-05T12:11:23Z

    Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry wants OEMs to make huge investments in new production capacity in Russia over the coming decade, in order to continue qualifying for state aid. A bill laying down the basis of a new national localisation strategy was published in August that is designed to replace ...

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    Energising the synergising

    2018-10-26T17:02:49Z

    Renault and Nissan began their wide-ranging alliance and set up cross-shareholdings in each other back in 1999, and since then Daimler, Avtovaz and most recently Mitsubishi have also become part of this evolving structure. Numerous shared vehicle platforms, manufacturing and logistics operations and back-office functions have been developed. Furthermore, impressive ...

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    Russian carmakers appeal for a stop to state aid

    2018-10-24T12:49:07Z

    Leading carmakers in Russia have appealed to the government’s Industry and Trade Ministry to stop providing state aid to companies investing in new vehicle assembly plants in the country. Domestic carmakers including Avtovaz, Gaz and Sollers have been joined by foreign rivals such as Renault-Nissan, Mitsubishi and Daimler in calling ...

  • Ford Sollers’ Vsevolozhsk Plant, near St. Petersburg, Russia
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    Russia plans new localisation requirements

    2018-08-15T10:06:31Z

    OEMs’ eligibility for Russian state support, including tax breaks on components imports, will be determined from 2019 via a new points-based system to estimate vehicle localisation levels, the country’s Industry and Trade Ministry announced at the beginning of August. The new system will replace the percentage-based model used for more ...

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    Russia's car exports fail to meet forecasts

    2018-07-30T09:34:44Z

    Russian vehicle exports are behind government expectations, despite being up 3% on last year’s figures. The country exported 34,200 finished vehicles between January and May this year, according to the country’s Federal Custom Service, but due to the logistics subsidies and other state support measures that have been made, the ...

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    New Russian association to encourage a slicker supply chain

    2018-06-06T10:04:23Z

    A group of Russian state-owned and private companies has formed a body called the Digital Transport and Logistics Association (DTLA), reported to be the biggest such association to have existed in the Russian transport industry and tasked with establishing a joined up supply chain supported by the latest digital technology. ...

  • 76379_Yves CARACATZANIS
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    Caracatzanis replacing Maure as CEO of Avtovaz

    2018-04-16T13:02:02Z

    Nicolas Maure is moving out of his role as CEO at Russian carmaker Avtovaz to take up a new position at the beginning of June as Renault Group senior vice-president alongside his role as chairman of the Eurasia region at the carmaker. Yves Caracatzanis will become the new CEO ...

  • AvtoVazLada
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    EU emissions rules leave Russia’s carmakers in a quandary

    2018-03-28T11:18:01Z

    Russian carmakers may be forced to cut exports to the European Union as a result of the latter’s latest carbon emissions regulations, it has emerged. In a statement released earlier this month, Avtovaz said the latest EU legislation required finished vehicles to have CO 2 emissions of under 120g/km, ...

  • Localization of the second and third tier is much lower as compared to the first tier
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    Russian regulation: Get local or get going

    2018-01-10T11:33:04Z

    The industrial assembly policy that Russia’s government has been pursuing since 2008 initially looked to have played out quite well, encouraging the world’s leading automotive manufacturers to build assembly plants in the country. But after several economic crises, including a sharp devaluation of the rouble in 2014 and subsequent market ...

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    Russian carmakers to export vehicles to Latin America

    2017-11-20T12:50:40Z

    Russian carmakers UAZ and GAZ will begin exporting vehicles to Latin America early next year. Andrey Dorofeev, director of UAZ’s export department, said the carmaker planned to export several trial batches of its Patriot SUV model to Mexico in the coming two months and would also make some trial shipments ...

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    Russia to provide loans to foreign customers for export purchases

    2017-10-18T10:39:58Z

    Russia will allocate up to 30 billion roubles ($500m) in the form of soft loans during 2018 for foreign customers willing to purchase finished vehicles made in the country, according to industry and trade minister, Denis Manturov (pictured). The country’s Ministry of Industry and Trade is also planning to create ...

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    Avtovaz deliveries delayed by carrier shortfall

    2017-05-05T12:51:18Z

    Deliveries of vehicles from Russian carmaker Avtovaz are being delayed by up to a week because of a shortage of car carriers, according to a report in Russian media source Vedomosti . AvtoVaz usually delivers cars in the European region of Russia within 10 days but recently, some of its ...

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    Avtovaz calls for strategic alliance in Russia to deal with parts costs

    2016-11-21T12:36:51Z

    Russia carmaker Avtovaz has suggested the creation of a common components platform that would be shared by domestic carmakers and parts suppliers in an effort to cut the burden of production and logistics costs. The carmaker recently sent a proposal to the government in which one of the possible options ...

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    Supply problems hit Avtovaz production in Russia

    2016-09-13T09:18:30Z

    Russian carmaker Avtovaz is facing serious ongoing supply problems to its plants in the country. Last week (September 6th) it was forced to stop the line at its joint venture plant with GM in Togliatti because of disruption to inbound parts supply for the Chevrolet Niva. Two days later several ...

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    Russian carmakers decry Kazakhstan’s customs policy

    2016-03-30T15:58:58Z

    Russian carmakers say they have been dramatically hit by the utilisation and registration fee on vehicle imports introduced by neighbouring Kazakhstan at the beginning of this year. Alexander Morozov, Russia's deputy minister of industry and trade The registration fee for new cars varies between $300-400 per unit, while the ...

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    All change in the east as Maure replaces Andersson at Avtovaz

    2016-03-16T12:01:07Z

    Nicolas Maure (pictured) has been announced as the new chief executive officer of Russian carmaker Avtovaz, following the news that Bo Andersson is stepping down . Maure’s appointment takes effect from April 4th. Maure is currently managing director for Renault Group operations in Romania. The Renault-Nissan Alliance is a joint ...