Volkswagen Group Rus’ Kaluga Plant Celebrates 500,000th Engine Production Milestone
- A record figure has been achieved in four years since Volkswagen Group Rus launched an engine plant in Kaluga
- The plant reached a record yearly production capacity of 161,000 engines in 2018
- Engines and components made in Kaluga are also exported abroad
Kaluga, October 10, 2019 — Volkswagen Group Rus announces a new production record: the company’s engine plant in Kaluga has produced its 500,000th 1.6 MPI EA211 engine.
Stefan Depka, Technical Director of Volkswagen Group Rus, notes, “500,000 engines built is a notable landmark showing the great potential of local production. A significant achievement is that we make engines not only for local production, but also export them on the production sites around the world”.
A milestone of 500,000 gasoline engines produced has been reached in just four years since the plant opening. This was possible due to the growing demand in the Russian market and the high efficiency of local assembly. In 2018 alone, 161,000 engines were built, 56.3% up on the previous year.
The Kaluga plant carries out numerous tests and trials to ensure comprehensive and rigorous product quality control. The 1.6 MPI EA211 gasoline engine meets the Euro-5 emission standard aimed at reducing environmental footprint, and is made to the highest international standards of Volkswagen AG using state-of-the-art engine technology and advanced developments.
The 1.6 MPI gasoline engine has two versions with 90 and 110 hp and is currently being installed in three Russian-made models — the Volkswagen Polo, Škoda Rapid and Škoda Octavia.