The plant of Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus in Vladivostok has opened a new workshop for mechanical treatment of the cylinder head (CBD) for Mazda SkyActiv-G engines. Investments in the project totaled more than RUB 4 billion, the maximum capacity of the line - up to 50 thousand engine parts per year, according to the press office of Mazda Sollers. As noted, with the launch of the new section of the engine plant, the local content of engines produced has increased significantly, and new jobs have been created.
Sollers Group plans to fully localize the production of Mazda cars in Vladivostok, including the car electronics, said Vadim Shvetsov, Chairman of Sollers, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus, a Mazda engine plant in Vladivostok, is going to increase the production of Skyactiv-G engines by six times in 2020. This was reported by Dmitry Kudinov, General Director of the plant, to TASS at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF).
Today, September 10, Mazda engine plant built by Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus, a joint venture, was launched in Vladivostok. Mazda and Vadim Shvetsov’s Sollers have 50% in the JV. The opening ceremony of the plant was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The total cost of the project amounted to 3 billion rubles. The company is able to produce up to 50,000 SkyActiv-G gasoline engines that meet the requirements of the Euro-5 environmental standard, states the Sollers’ report. The Sollers representative explained that they were talking about the 2 liter engines with a 150 HP capacity.
In Rosstandart database, another type approval certificate on Mazda CX-9 crossover has been published. According to the document, the assembly of the model will be established in Vladivostok at Mazda-Sollers, joint Russian-Japanese enterprise.
Mazda Sollers, joint Russian-Japanese company which is the resident in the priority development area (PDA) Nadezhdinskaya in Primorye territory, will invest 5 billion rubles to create a plant producing engines. This was announced on Friday during the presentation of the Far East investment potential, by Dmitry Kudinov, the company’s CEO.
The construction of a plant for manufacture of car engines has been started at the site of a resident of the Nadezhniskaya Advance Development Territory. It is managed by Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus – the joint venture of Mazda Motor Corporation (Japan) and Sollers, PJSC. The intend to hire personnel for the future plant in the Primorye Territory and to send them for training at the Mazda’s plant in Japan, as reported by Friday by the press service of the Primorye Territory’s administration.
The government has expanded the boundaries of the Nadezhdinskaya territory of priority socio-economic development (TPD) in the Primorye Territory to include the project of the Mazda car engine factory. The relevant resolution is posted on the government’s website.
Russia and Mazda Sollers have executed the contract for implementation of the investment project for creation and upgrade of the engine production facility for export purposes and motor vehicles within the Primorie Territory. According to the press release by the Russian Industry and Commerce Ministry, the agreement has been executed by the Industry and Commerce Minister, Mr. Denis Manturov, and Senior Vice-President of Mazda Motor, Mr. Yuji Nakamina within the OEF framework.
Under the contract, the investor guarantees investing over RUB 2 bn into arrangement, in 2018, of the engine production facility with a capacity of 50 thousand engines p.a. including localization of some process operations for treatment of basic engine components.
Mazda and Sollers may build an engine plant in Vladivostok.
“First Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry of Russia Gleb Nikitin, Representative Director, President and CEO of Mazda Masamichi Kogai, and Director General of Sollers Vadim Shvetsov met at a ceremony attended by President of Russia Vladimir Putin to sign a memorandum of understanding to begin assessing the establishment of an engine production plant at their joint venture Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus in Vladivostok,” the press service said, replying to the question about the company’s plans for 2016.
An agreement to this effect was signed at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. The engine production will target export markets.
Sollers general director anticipates a respective agreement to be signed at the Eastern Economic Forum.
Sollers and Japan’s Mazda are contemplating an export-based automobile engine production project in Vladivostok. Sollers General Director Vadim Shvetsov made a statement announcing an agreement to this effect about to be signed on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum.
“It’s a big day for us today, because today we are signing an agreement to launch a new project, and an export-oriented project at that, with Mazda. We are set to jointly produce Mazda engines for export markets. This is a major innovative export-oriented project for us. Hopefully, the new facility will be launched in 2017 and we will be producing jointly high-tech products in Vladivostok to export, essentially, worldwide,” Vadim Shvetsov announced at a plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum.
Vadim Shvetsov also told the story of the early days of the main automobile production facility in 2009. Back then, the finished products from the Far Eastern operation could be delivered to the central region in 12 days, compared to a delivery timeline of 60-70 days from Japan. The reduced delivery time is certainly an advantage, Sollers general director stressed.
“Roughly, 5,000 workers around the Far East have completed training at our centers, and they are now working not only for us, but also at other facilities in the region. When we started out, we worked together with Korea’s SsangYong, and since then we have added such giants and Mazda and Toyota as partners,” Mr. Shvetsov elaborated.
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