Volkswagen Group Rus brings together the work of the seven brands of the Volkswagen Group that are available on the Russian market — Volkswagen, Audi, ŠKODA, Bentley, Lamborghini, Ducati and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. In 2019, the sales volume of Volkswagen Group brands in Russia reached 233,600 vehicles. 214,000 vehicles were produced at the company’s manufacturing sites in 2019: 150,000 cars — at the Volkswagen Group Rus plant in Kaluga, and 64,000 vehicles — at the production site in Nizhny Novgorod. The market share of Volkswagen Group Rus reached 12.9% in 2019. The export volume to the European and CIS countries reached 24,600 vehicles. The volume of engine production reached 143,500 engines, 24,000 of which have been supplied to production sites in Europe.

Starting from November 2007, Volkswagen Group Rus has been manufacturing automobiles in Kaluga, 170 km southwest of Moscow. In October 2009, the plant celebrated the official launch of its full cycle production in a ceremony attended by top government officials. At the moment, Volkswagen Tiguan, Volkswagen Polo and ŠKODA RAPID are being produced at the plant in Kaluga. On June 14, 2011, Volkswagen Group Rus and GAZ Group signed an agreement for the contract assembly of Volkswagen and ŠKODA automobiles at the GAZ plant in Nizhny Novgorod. In accordance with that agreement, a full cycle production of ŠKODA OCTAVIA, ŠKODA KODIAQ and ŠKODA KAROQ has already begun at GAZ.

In 2015 the new engine plant was launched in Kaluga. In February 2016 Volkswagen Group Rus has produced 1 000 000th vehicle at Kaluga plant — Volkswagen Polo Allstar equipped with locally manufactured engine. In March 2016 Volkswagen Group Rus opened a new spare parts and accessories warehouse in Chekhov (Moscow region).

In November 2016 at the Volkswagen Group Rus plant in Kaluga a new body shop with total area of 12 000 sq.m was opened. The additional facilities have allowed the company to organize the production of the new Volkswagen Tiguan. Volkswagen Group’s total investment in the production of this model reached of 2 billion euros.

In June 2017 production of the renewed ŠKODA Rapid was started at the Kaluga plant. Also this month Volkswagen Group and GAZ Group signed an agreement on cooperation in three areas:
— Prolongation of the contract assembly of cars at the plant in Nizhny Novgorod;
— Supply of Volkswagen engines for light commercial vehicles of GAZ brand;
— Agreement on intentions to consider the possibilities of a strategic partnership between Volkswagen Truck & Bus and GAZ Group.
Volkswagen Group is committed to the Russian market and is consecutively fulfilling its investment program in Russia. With a total investment of 1.83 billion euros in its business in Russia, Volkswagen Group became one of the largest foreign investors in the Russian automotive industry.

Volkswagen Group Rus was the official automobile partner for the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The company provided the Sochi-2014 Organizing Committee with more than 3,000 cars from the Volkswagen, Audi, ŠKODA and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands in order to transport guests during the preparations for the 2014 Games and over the course of the Games themselves. The majority of the cars were manufactured at the company’s plants in Russia.

Volkswagen Group Rus Brands

Moscow branch

Management Volkswagen Group Rus

Marcus Osegowitsch
General Director of Volkswagen Group Rus
  • Technical University Munich (TUM) Master in Electronic Engineering (Dipl._Ing)
  • London Business School (LBS) Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • In 1996 he started working for the Andersen Consulting in their Management Consulting division
  • Since 2001 he has been a Managing Partner at Accenture (previously Andersen Consulting), responsible for the Automotive and Industrial Goods Strategy Division in Germany
  • In 2003 he started working at BBDO Consulting as Managing Partner
  • In 2006 he joined the Volkswagen Group as Head of Department of strategic planning in Volkswagen Genuine Parts
  • Starting in 2007 he headed the global network of original spare parts supplies for all brands of the Volkswagen Group
  • In 2010 he was appointed Managing Director of the Volkswagen Group NSC Moscow
  • Since 2011, he is holding the positions of General Director of Volkswagen Group Rus and Managing Director of NSC Moscow
  • From 2017 on, he holds the additional responsibility as Volkswagen Group Responsible for Russia and CIS
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