13 Jul '09
Tatarstan-based auto maker Sollers is considering assembling Japanese passenger cars in Vladivostok, Primorsky Governor Sergei Darkin announced today.
According to the governor, Sollers has plans to use the premises of local ship-repairing Dalzavod to launch a line and then a full-size factory assembling Japanese autos in Russia’ Far East.
Investment in the project has yet to be announced. The Primorsky governor says should Sollers decide positively on Vladivostok, local authorities will provide assistance.
Sollers, formerly known as Severstal-Avto, incorporates automotive company UAZ and Zavolshye Engines (ZMZ), and runs SsangYong, Fiat and Isuzu production sites throughout Russia.