About the Kaluga plant
The plant of Volkswagen Group Rus is located in the industrial park Grabtsevo in Kaluga, approximately 170 km southwest of Moscow. There are the automobile plant of Volkswagen and Skoda and the 1.6 MPI engine production (EA211 Series).
Nowadays Volkswagen Tiguan, Volkswagen Polo and ŠKODA Rapid are being produced at the plant in Kaluga, its maximum capacity is 225 000 vehicles per year. Capacity of the new modern engine plant in Kaluga is 150 000 engines per year.
|2006, October 28||Laying the foundation stone in the construction of the plant|
|2007, November 28||Opening of the plant and launch of the SKD production|
|2009, October 20||Start of a full cycle production, including welding and painting factory (Volkswagen Tiguan and ŠKODA Octavia)|
|2010, May||Full cycle production of Volkswagen Polo begins|
|2010, December 8||200,000th vehicle produced|
|2011, October 14||300,000th vehicle produced (Volkswagen Polo)|
|2012, August 28||Signing of the agreement on the engine plant construction|
|2012, November 21||500,000th vehicle produced|
|2012, December 11||Laying the foundation stone in the construction of the engine plant|
|2013, June 6||600,000th vehicle produced since the opening of the plant and 400,000th vehicle produced by a full cycle|
|2013, November 26||700,000th vehicle produced since the opening of the plant|
|2014, February||Full cycle production of ŠKODA Rapid begins|
|2014, March 3||Construction of the new body shop|
|2015, September 4||Launch of the 1.6 MPI engine (EA 211 series) plant|
|2016, February 26||1 000 000th vehicle produced|
|2016, September 23||100,000th 1.6 MPI engine of EA211 series produced|
With total investment of 1 Bln. Euros in the construction and modernization of the plant in Kaluga, Volkswagen Group is one of the largest foreign investors in the Russian automotive industry.
The Director of automobile plant is Andreas Klar, the head of engine production is Joern Kuch.