500000th Volkswagen Rolls off Assembly Line in Kaluga
KALUGA, Russia, December 6, 2012
KALUGA, Russia, December 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The 500000 ^th motor vehicle rolled off the Volkswagen Group Rus plant's
assembly line in Kaluga on November 21.
The jubilee car, a Volkswagen Polo sedan, painted the official colors of the
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and Paralympics, was handed over to the city's
sports and fitness center Leader - a municipal budget-funded institution whose
mission, among other things, is to promote physical rehabilitation and social
adaptation of people with limited health abilities.
The company is pushing ahead with unflagging efforts to increase its
production capacity. Plans for building a gasoline engines plant feature
prominently on its near-term agenda. The first engines of local manufacture
are expected in 2015.
"The 500000 ^th vehicle manufactured in Russia is a happy and memorable event
for the Volkswagen Group Rus and also an indication of successful economic and
social cooperation with Russia. It is only three years since the launch of the
full production cycle plant in Kaluga. Over this period of time we managed to
significantly build up the production potential. Currently, more than half of
the vehicles the company sells on the Russian market are made in Russia," says
Volkswagen Group Rus CEO Markus Ozegovic. 'We very much appreciate the support
we get from the Kaluga Region's government, and we are very glad to give the
jubilee Polo sedan as a gift to the city, which can use it at local sports
About the region's automotive industry prospects Governor Anatoly Artamonov
said creation of new high-tech industries was a priority.
"We've got to get better every single day, to introduce new technologies, to
keep abreast with progress in science and engineering," Artamonov said. "This
will surely contribute to further improving the investment climate and the
personnel potential of the region and give the people here a better life."
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