Nizhny Novgorod plant

The production is located in Nizhny Novgorod, approximately 430 km northeast of Moscow in the territory of a large Russian factory. The planned industrial capacity is 132 000 vehicles per year.

The total investment volume in machinery, equipment and infrastructure amounts 387,5 mln. Euro. ŠKODA OCTAVIA and ŠKODA KODIAQ are produced in Nizhny Novgorod.

Milestones:

2018

February 19
ŠKODA KODIAQ start of production in Nizhny Novgorod

2017

March 20
Start of new ŠKODA Octavia production in Nizhniy Novgorod
June 15
The Volkswagen Group and GAZ Group signed an agreement on cooperation in three areas:
  • The Volkswagen Group and GAZ Group signed an agreement on contract assembly of passenger cars
  • Volkswagen will supply engines for GAZ light commercial vehicles
  • Volkswagen Truck & Bus and GAZ Group signed an agreement of intent to consider strategic partnerships opportunities

2016

December 15
The fifth anniversary of Volkswagen Group Rus and GAZ Group’ partnership

2015

March 16
100,000th vehicle produced (ŠKODA Octavia)

2013

Start of Volkswagen Jetta production
June 21
Start of ŠKODA Octavia production

2012

December 6
Full cycle production of ŠKODA Yeti begins

2011

June 14
Signing the agreement on contract assembly with the GAZ Group
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Management

Marek Smykal
Plant Manager
  • Graduated from the Czech Agricultural University in Prague and began his career in 1996 as an intern at ŠKODA AUTO in Mlada Boleslav
  • In 2004, he was appointed Head of the Department of Structures and Production of Automatic Welding Lines at the ŠKODA AUTO plant
  • In 2008 he led the project of Audi AG in Ingolstadt, and in 2009 he headed the stamping production of ŠKODA AUTO in Mlada Boleslav
  • In 2017 he was appointed head of the Volkswagen Group Rus production site in Nizhny Novgorod