The plant of the German automaker Volkswagen in the Grabtsevo technopark in Kaluga has suspended work due to interruptions in the supply of imported components. It is not known when the business will reopen.
“Due to the current situation, production in Kaluga has been suspended for an indefinite period,” TASS was told at the company’s unified information center.
The Volkswagen Group Rus plant in Kaluga produces Volkswagen Tiguan, Volkswagen Polo and KODA RAPID models. Its production capacity is 225 thousand cars per year. The company also produces 1.6 MPI gasoline engines of the EA211 series.
The press service of Volkswagen assures that the production in Kaluga is working “as usual”. “We are closely monitoring developments and assessing the impact of the situation on our business. The Volkswagen concern has taken note of the news about the situation in Ukraine with great concern and concern and hopes for a speedy cessation of hostilities and a return to diplomacy,” the concern added.
Due to Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, the European Union imposed sanctions against large Russian industrial enterprises and banks. The restrictions also affected the aviation industry, which in practice deprives Russian airlines of the opportunity to use European aircraft. Dell has suspended sales of equipment in Russia. The Ministry of Digital Development of Ukraine asked Tim Cook to stop the supply of Apple products to Russia.
About the course of the military operation and the reaction of the world – in the online broadcast “Kommersant”.