3rd Moscow International Forum
“Component suppliers for automotive industry”
26 August 2010
The Russian Automotive Industry Development Strategy for the period to 2020 recognizes that three automotive production clusters have been formed in Russia: Volga Cluster (Togliatti, Samara, Naberezhnye Chelny, Alabuga Special Economic Zone, Ulyanovsk and Nizhny Novgorod); Central Cluster (Moscow, Kaluga and Vladimir); North-West Cluster (St. Petersburg, Veliky Novgorod and Pskov).
Virtually, production of components in those clusters will be created on a green field by foreign suppliers. The localization rate of components assembled in Russia, as estimated by ASM Holding’s analysts, will not exceed 30%; it will be mainly SKD assembly of semi-products supplied from China and Turkey.
No one can answer now the question – what will happen to the existing Russian component manufacturers? That is why the target of the conference is to find a solution, which would both suit the existing factories and, at the time, significantly raise quality of produced components given creation of new clusters.
Taking into account that the Automotive Industry Development Strategy previews allocation of RUB 148.5 bn for creating automotive clusters’ infrastructure, it is necessary to comprehend what we want to get in Russia: highly qualified jobs or organizing a kind of SKD assembly of components like it happened earlier following Decree 166 of 2005 on ‘industrial assembly’.
The Forum will try to answer these questions and find a consensus between newly-coming component suppliers and already existing manufacturers.