VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus is part of the global group Volkswagen AG and encompasses the operations on the Russian market of seven brands – Volkswagen, ŠKODA, Audi, Volkswagen commercial vehicles, SEAT, Bentley and Lamborghini. In 2011 VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus increased its sales in Russia at 74% up to circa 229.000 vehicles, of which 135.025 were produced in Russia. The brands of the company have a leading position on the Russian market and the market share of the company is 8.8% in passenger car sector and 5.9% in commercial vehicles sector.
Since November 2007 VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus has been producing cars in Kaluga, 170 km south-west from Moscow. In October 2009 the plant started full cycle production in the presence of Russian prime-minister Vladimir Putin and Russian political elite. In June 2011 Volkswagen Group Rus and GAZ signed the contract manufacturing agreement in Nizhny Novgorod, according to which the new Volkswagen Jetta, ŠKODA Octavia and ŠKODA Yeti will be produced at the GAZ Plant in Nizhny Novgorod. The production capacity will be up to 110.000 cars per annum, with the investment totaling 200 million euros.
With a total investment volume of 774 million euros, of which 570 million euros were invested in the plant in Kaluga, VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus is the largest investor in the Russian automotive sector.
In 2009 Volkswagen Group Rus became the official automobile partner for the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Volkswagen Group Rus will supply circa 3500 vehicles of Volkswagen, Audi, ŠKODA and Volkswagen commercial vehicles brands to the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee for use during preparations and the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Significant part of the vehicles will be produced at the plant in Kaluga.
More information about the company is available on the official website.