Volkswagen Group Rus

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Volkswagen Group Rus
Subsidiary of Volkswagen AG
Founded29 May 2006
HeadquartersMoscow and Kaluga, Russia
Area served
Key people
Marcus Osegovich[1]CEO
ProductsAutomobiles, Automotive parts
ServicesAutomotive financial services
OwnerVolkswagen Group

OOO Volkswagen Group Rus is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, which was founded on May 29, 2006 and is headquartered in Kaluga, Russia, approximately 170 kilometers southwest of Moscow.[2]

Company activity[edit]

The company acts as the official importer for the Volkswagen production vehicles in Russia and launched on 28 November 2007 with its own semi-knocked-down of Škoda Octavia and Volkswagen Passat. In April 2008, the Volkswagen Jetta was added; followed by Polo in June 2010. The saloon of the Polo was adapted, inter alia, in the design of the chassis and the use of stubborn paints specifically to the requirements in Russia; This was the first adaptation of a Volkswagen model to the Russian market.[3]

Construction and opening of the factory[edit]

The decision to build the plant was made by the Executive Committee on May 26, 2006. There were more than 70 alternatives to choose from; eventually they chose Kaluga. Present at the opening ceremony were Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergei Naryshkin, and CEO of Volkswagen AG, Martin Winterkorn. The factory employs 3,000 people who produce around 150,000 vehicles a year.

In the first year, the production was 20,000 units, as the construction of the plant was not yet completed. So at that time there was still no lack of ironwork; their completion was only at the beginning of 2009. For the construction of the production site, VW used a total investment of 500 million Euro.[4][5] Between 2013 and 2015, further investments with a volume of 840 million euros are to be made.[2]

With the stop of production of automobiles at GAZ, VW CEO Martin Winterkorn signed an acquisition agreement on June 14, 2011 in order to win another company for Volkswagen and thus build an assembly hall in Nizhny Novgorod.[2] With the expiration of the GAZ Volga Siber assembly should begin there and increase the units assembled in Russia to 360,000 vehicles. This plan was discussed and approved in the presence of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. In 2012, 316,000 vehicles were assembled.[2]

Company structure[edit]

The group is a parent company of Audi Russia, Škoda Group Russia, Volkswagen Russia, Scania Russia and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Russia. The largest sales are the VW Group Rus with parts sales and cars. The supplier's seat is in the Moscow area Jugo-Sapadnaja.

The company management Martin Jahn, the head of the Group Service RUS, Jan Bures, the Audi Brand Manager Till Brauner, the Volkswagen Brand Manager Frank Wittemann and the Heads of Škoda and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.


Within the Vehicle Identification Number, the factory uses world manufacturer code XW8 and factory code K at eleventh position.

The Volkswagen Group Rus was the official partner of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and provided over 3,000 vehicles for this purpose.[2]


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  2. ^ a b c d e "About Volkswagen Group Rus" (in englisch). Volkswagen Group Rus. Retrieved 2013-11-16.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  3. ^ "Stufenheck-VW Polo für Russland". Auto, Motor und Sport. 2 June 2010. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  4. ^ "Volkswagen startet die Montage in Russland". Volkswagen Konzern. 28 November 2007. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  5. ^ "VW startet Verkauf aus russischer Produktion". Autogazette. 1 April 2008. Retrieved 2013-11-16.