Volkswagen Group Rus won the Russian Automotive Forum Award 2017
Moscow, March 16, 2017 – Volkswagen Group Rus won the Russian Automotive Forum Award 2017 in the Investment Project of the Year nomination. The awarding ceremony was held on March 15 in Moscow.
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Volkswagen Group Rus became a leader in the Investment Project of the Year category due to an extension of company’s production facilities in Kaluga and organization of the new Tiguan production, which is based on the modular transverse matrix platform (MQB — Modularer Querbaukasten).
MQB is identical installation position of the engine, standardization of connections and systems and small dimensions are the advantages of the modular strategy that fully fulfil the cost savings potential and significantly improve the efficiency, and also give designers more creative freedom and allow to achieve the dynamic and harmonious proportions.
General Director of Volkswagen Group Rus Marcus Osegowitsch said: " The Russian Automotive Forum Award is a merit of all the Volkswagen Group Rus team. We expanded our plant for the production of the new Tiguan, which became the first Volkswagen SUV from Kaluga built on the MQB platform. We are glad that the Russian automotive community noticed and appreciated this investment project".
Volkswagen Group’s total investment in the production of the new Tiguan will reach 180 million Euro, the investments have already allowed to develop the infrastructure at the plant, to build a new body shop with total area of 12 000 sq.m., to upgrade paint shop and assembly shops. The extended production facility provided additional 110 jobs. Volkswagen Group has also invested in the development and training of the local suppliers of production tools and car components to align their products with the high quality standards of the company.
The production of the new Tiguan includes body welding, painting and assembly of the vehicle. For the first time at the plant in Kaluga a panoramic roof is installed in the local vehicle. A laser technology and innovative feed systems, e.g. working under its own weight feed system of body bottoms for automatized welding, is also be applied in the production process.
The Russian Automotive Forum Award is a professional rate, which annually notes progress and contributions of the companies and top managers in the Russian automotive industry development.