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Its Toyota is closer to the body

Auto assembly will receive special events in Primorye

Its Toyota is closer to the body

The enterprises of the Russian carmaker company Sollers, which are now engaged in assembling Japanese and Korean cars in Vladivostok, may become part of a special economic zone of an industrial-production type. In the region, it is planned to form the Far Eastern automotive assembly cluster, the total investment in which should be 10 billion rubles. Car assembly will be combined with the release of automotive components for enterprises and for market sales.

Primorsky Krai has always been considered the unofficial "automobile center" of the Far East - it was here that people from other regions went to buy used Japanese cars.

Now the most profitable local business - the so-called "distillation" of cars - may give way to legal production.

In the near future, it is Japanese cars that will be able to attract new investments in the region, as well as provide tax revenues and jobs. But this will not help trade in second-hand foreign cars with right-hand drive, and the assembly of new cars that meet Russian standards in our territory.

The production of “Sollers” leads in Primorye from 2009, the company cooperates with Japanese companies Mitsui & Co., Mazda Motor Company and South Korean SsangYong. The car assembly site includes Sollers-Bussan LLC, Sollers-Dalniy Vostok LLC and Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus LLC. Sollers, together with Asian companies, builds popular models - Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (Sollers-Bussan LLC), Mazda 6, Mazda CX-5, SsangYong Actyon, Actyon Sports, Kyron, Rexton. Production of cars in Primorye in 2013 increased due to the launch of joint ventures with Mazda and SsangYong, in the future it is planned to increase it to 180 thousands of cars a year. If the project is implemented successfully, then Primorye can finally acquire the status of a center not of trade, but of car production.

New cars are focused on the all-Russian market - they are sent for sale to dealerships. On the transportation of new cars in the regions in 2014-2015. It is planned to allocate 6,2 million rubles. subsidies from the state budget. So far, many Far Easterners are not in a hurry to change their habit of letting a used, but quality car assembled in Japan. To ensure that the quality of the Russian assembly does not give rise to complaints and not inferior to the Japanese or Korean, the issues of production standards become priority when creating such a cluster. Moreover, today new cars assembled at local factories cost no less than imported ones.

If the SEZ is created, its conditions will extend not only to car factories, but also to other related enterprises. In particular, the companies providing customs and logistics services. Local entrepreneurs can also take advantage of preferences. In favor of the creation of the SEZ, the fact of the presence of residents also speaks: joint ventures with large foreign automakers are already working. This will allow the SEZ to make a profit from the very beginning. Further it is planned to attract new investors, both foreign and Russian, who are planning to enter the ATR market.

Although the final decision on the creation of the SEZ has not yet been made, Sollers is optimistic. The issue has already been discussed at a meeting on the development of Primorsky Krai held by Vladimir Putin. The project is supported also by the regional administration, expecting that the automotive cluster will have a significant multiplier effect for the coastal economy.

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