Today, Vladislav Shapsha held a working meeting with the management of Volkswagen Group Rus LLC. The agenda included issues of further development of the company in the Kaluga Region.
The event was attended by many honorable guests, such as Vladimir Popov, Deputy Governor of the Region, Markus Ozegovich, Director General of Volkswagen Group Rus LLC, Patrick Mayer, Financial Director of Volkswagen Group Rus LLC, Heads of Industry Divisions of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Region.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the year of 2020 has become a difficult one for the automotive industry. During 2020, the administration of the region worked closely with the enterprise in order to develop various ways to support the company.
"Despite the difficulties, the company completes the year with high performance indicators: the plant is among the leaders of industrial production in the region and one of the largest taxpayers," noted the Head of the Kaluga Region.
According to the Governor, the success and achievements of the plant located in Kaluga are largely related to direct activities of its Director, thanks to his policy "the model range was expanded, the volume of car production has increased, there is a growth in the sphere of localization, an engine production plant was built, new manufacturers of automotive components came to the region, as well as new principles of dual education were reflected in the education system".
Vladislav Shapsha expressed special gratitude to the company's management for helping medical institutions in the region during the difficult period of the fight against COVID-19.
Markus Ozegovich was awarded with the certificate of Honor of the Governor of the Kaluga Region.
In response, Markus Ozegovich noted that the past year was not easy for the company. He said: "Despite all the difficulties, such as COVID-19 pandemic, currency fluctuations, our relationship has always been successful thanks to you personally and the help of the government. We have always felt support, and over 10 years of our activities in Kaluga, more than 1,900,000 cars were produced, we invested more than one billion euro in the development of the enterprise".