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Volvo Group Rus — manufacturing of construction equipment, Volvo cabs and maintenance service

June 2007
Agreement on investment project implementation is signed between the Government of Kaluga Region and Volvo Trucks Company
July 2009
Volvo Trucks Center Kaluga (trucks service center) at the territory of Volvo plant
August 2012
Volvo Customs Department
May 2013
Official ceremony took place opening operations of the first Russian Volvo plant manufacturing excavators
November 2014
Official ceremony dedicated to opening of a new Volvo Trucks/Renault Trucks truck cab plant

“I am convinced that under present conditions leadership at the Russian market is determined, first of all, by the development of the company industrial presence. And today we open one more page in production history of Volvo Group in Russia. New cab welding and painting plant is one more step in increasing local content of our production. By 2018 we plan to achieve 45% local content level. It is really a new height. Our cooperation between Volvo Group plants in Kaluga will enable us to be even closer to our clients and to offer products of the highest quality made in Kaluga”.

Peter Andersson, CEO, Volvo Group Russia

Several projects of Volvo Group are implemented in Kaluga-Yug Industrial Park at the territory of Kaluga Region:

  • Volvo Plant to manufacture trucks under Volvo and Renault brands.
     

Assembly of Volvo models:  Volvo FH, Volvo FM, Volvo FL, Volvo FE.

Assembly of Renault models: Renault Premium, Renault Kerax.

Volvo Production System is implemented at Volvo plant based on lean production concept; Volvo Quality System is also applied based on the audit of final products.

To date, Volvo Plant in Kaluga is the most modern Volvo Trucks plant in the world.

ZAO "Volvo Vostok" became the first foreign manufacturer of cargo handling equipment, which started full-scale production in Russia.

  • Volvo Group Plant manufacturing cabs for Volvo and Renault trucks.
     

Products of the plant are used to equip heavy trucks under Volvo and Renault brands manufactured at the neighboring plant.

  • Branded service center for Volvo equipment.
     
  • Volvo customs department.
     

Since the beginning of operations of the department, period of customs clearance per unit of cargo incoming to Volvo Vostok plant has been reduced from 2 days (in 2010) to 8.5 hours.