Assembly plant of Volkswagen in Nizhny Novgorod suspended until November 10

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, November 3. /Corr. Natalia Chistyakova/. Assembly plant of Volkswagen in Nizhny Novgorod suspended until November 10, according to the company Volkswagen Group Rus.

“Production at the site of the GAS plant, which is contract Assembly of Volkswagen and Skoda models, will be suspended for 6 working days”, – said the press service of the company, adding that workers in the Assembly area are idle on November 2-3, and November 5-6 and November 9-10.

“Because of the General economic situation, the demand on the Russian market the largest automotive market in Eastern Europe worsened during the year. We are closely monitoring the situation and will adjust our production capacity to market needs. Thanks to our production sites in Russia, we can react flexibly to market fluctuations,” he commented on the suspension of production at Volkswagen Group Rus.

Due to falling demand in the automotive market of Russia employees of the Assembly plant of Volkswagen in Nizhny Novgorod was leaving on vacation for three weeks in may this year, was in a simple 1 to 10 July, in March-April, worked four-day weeks. In August, assembling Volkswagen and Skoda models at GAZ was in corporate vacation.

In accordance with the agreement signed in 2011 between Volkswagen Group Rus and “GAZ Group”, on the site of the Gorky automobile plant organized the full cycle production of Skoda Yeti, Volkswagen Jetta and Skoda Octavia. Production capacity allows to produce about 130 thousand cars a year. The agreement for the contract Assembly of “GAZ Group” is valid until the end of 2019.