Mitsubishi relaunches the production of Pajero Sport crossovers in Russia, the manufacture of which has been stopped in Q1 2016 due to the market decline, as follows from the statement by Osamu Masuko, the President of the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. Now, this car model is being imported from Thailand, but since November, it will be manufactured in a full-cycle mode at the PSMA Rus car factory (a JV of Groupe PSA and Mitsubishi) in Kaluga, along with another car model – Outlander. The company expects to produce an average of 7,000 Pajero Sport cars per year with a total production capacity of the Mitsubishi line at PSMA Rus equal to 40,000 cars per year. The Concern has not disclosed current load of the production line. To increase production, starting from January 2018, an additional, the second, shift will be added, and the staff of employees will be increased by 44% to reach 1,440 people.
The French L’Oreal has doubled the production capacity of its plant in the Vorsino Industrial Park in the Kaluga Region, having invested over 2.5 bln rubles in in expansion of production, as reported in the Company’s press-release.
Gabriel Chemie (Austria), a resident of the Vorsino Industrial Park (Kaluga Region), will implement an investment project for production of masterbatches and additives for plastics, as the Region’s press service reports. The cooperation agreement was signed on August 3 by Anatoly Artamonov, the Governor of the Kaluga Region, and Andreas Berger, the Financial Director of the Gabriel Chemie Group (Austria). They plan to complete the plant construction by Q3 2018. The volume of investments will be 265 million rubles. Subsequently, they are considering commissioning additional facilities, as stated in the report. The plant products consumers are manufacturers of food packaging, beauty, medical, household, construction and agriculture products. In addition to sales in the Russian market, the future company plans to export its products to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, and other countries.
The Astrazeneka Company launched the country’s first production of the innovative target drug for treatment of lung cancer in the “Vorsino” Industrial Park in the Kaluga Region. The volume of investments in the new line was more than 700 mln rubles, as reported by the press services of the Kaluga Region’s Government.
Volvo Trucks, a Swedish truck manufacturer, can launch production of automatic transmissions at the plant in Kaluga by the end of the year, as Sergey Yavorsky, the Director General of Volvo Group Russia, told journalists at the Comtrans exposition.
In July 14, the agreement of intent was signed between the Government of the Kaluga Region and VernipollS.r.l. (Italy) concerning implementation of the investment project on construction of plant manufacturing medical equipment and devices on the territory of the region.The corresponding document was signed by AnatoliyArtamonov, Governor of the Kaluga Region, and Anton Tolstonozhenko, Director General of VINCHI PROJECT acting on behalf of VernipollS.r.l.