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History of VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus

1993 Opening of Volkswagen representative office in Russia
1999 VOLKSWAGEN Group Automobiles is established as a company to supply the auto parts for VW, Audi and VW Commercial Vehicles
2000 Auto parts warehouse opens in Sergiev Posad, Moscow region
2003 VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus is established as sole importer company incorporating VOLKSWAGEN Group Automobiles, as well as, VW, Audi and VW Commercial Vehicles
2003 VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus imports the first vehicles to Russia
2004 All dealers of VW, Audi and VW Commercial Vehicles start importing vehicles via VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus
2004 Auto parts warehouse moves from Sergiev Posad to Sheremetyevo, Moscow region
2004 SKODA brand joins VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus
2006 Auto parts warehouse moves to Pushkino, Moscow region0
2006, May 29 Signing of an investment agreement under "the industrial assembly" regime with the Government of the Russian Federation
2006, October 28 Laying the foundation stone in the construction of the plant in Kaluga
2007, November 28 Opening of the plant and launch of the SKD production in Kaluga
2009 Sales and production merge within VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus
2009, September 18 VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus become the general partner of Sochi–2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in the "Cars" category
2009, October 20 Start of a full cycle production, including welding and painting factory in Kaluga (Volkswagen Tiguan and SKODA Octavia)
2010, May Full cycle production of Volkswagen Polo begins in Kaluga
2010, December 8 200,000th vehicle produced in Kaluga
2011, June 14 Signing the agreement on contract assembly with the GAZ Group in Nizhny Novgorod
2011, October 14 300,000th vehicle produced in Kaluga (Volkswagen Polo)
2012 SEAT, Lamborghini and Bentley brands join VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus
2012, August 27 VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus sells its millionth vehicle in Russia
2012, August 28 Signing of the agreement on the engine plant construction in Kaluga
2012, November 21 500,000th vehicle produced in Kaluga
2012, December 6 Full cycle production of SKODA Yeti begins in Nizhniy Novgorod
2012, December 11 Laying the foundation stone in the construction of the engine plant in Kaluga
2013 Start of Volkswagen Jetta production in Nizhniy Novgorod
2013, June 6 600,000th vehicle produced since the opening of the plant in Kaluga and 400,000th vehicle produced by a full cycle
2013, June 21 Start of SKODA Octavia production in Nizhniy Novgorod
2013, November 26 700,000th vehicle produced since the opening of the plant in Kaluga
2014, January 31 Providing the "Sochi-2014" Organizing Committee with more than 3,000 VW, Audi, SKODA, and VW Commercial Vehicles cars for guests transfer
2014, February Full cycle production of SKODA Rapid begins in Kaluga
2014, March 3 Construction of the new body shop at the Kaluga plant
2014, December 20 VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus sells 1.5 million vehicles in Russia since the establishment of the importer company in 2003
2015, March 16 100,000th vehicle produced in Nizhniy Novgorod (SKODA Octavia)
2015, September 4 Launch of the engine production in Kaluga. First engine produced is 1.6 MPI engine of EA 211 series
2016, February 26 1 000 000th vehicle produced in Kaluga (Volkswagen Polo Allstar)
2016, March 28 Opening of a new spare parts and accessories warehouse in Chekhov (Moscow region)
2016, September 23 100,000th 1.6 MPI engine of EA211 series produced in Kaluga
2016, November 21 Full cycle production of the new Volkswagen Tiguan begins. The new body shop was opened
2017, March 20 Start of new ŠKODA Octavia production in Nizhniy Novgorod
2017, March 27 400 000th Volkswagen Polo produced in Kaluga
2017, 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
2017, June 29 Start of new ŠKODA Rapid production in Kaluga
2017, October 10th anniversary of local production in Russia
2017, October 5 200,000th 1.6 MPI engine of EA211 series produced since the launch of the engine production
2017, October 16 100,000th ŠKODA Rapid produced in Kaluga