Audi has opened a semi-knocked-down (SKD) facility at its new production site in Kaluga, Russia. Employees of Volkswagen Group Russia assemble the Audi A6 and the Audi A8 L for Audi in Kaluga. The SKD process entails vehicles being completely assembled at key Audi plants. They are then transported to a VW Commercial Vehicles site in Wedemark, Germany. Vehicles are disassembled in Wedemark and packaged as assembly kits, which in turn are shipped to Kaluga.
Audi opened its SKD facility there to meet rising demand in Russia. In 2013, Audi sold 36,150 of its models in Russia – which equates to a year-on-year growth of 7.9 percent (2012: 33,512 models). And Audi sees considerable potential for the future in this market, too. Audi Q models are especially sought after in Russia’s wide open spaces.
By opening a semi-knocked-down (SKD) production facility in Kaluga, Audi has responded to increasing demand in Russia. Audi furthermore sees considerable potential for the future in this market, too. The Q models are especially sought after in the vast expanses of Russia. A total of 34,014 Audi vehicles were sold in Russia in 2014.
The Volkswagen plant in Kaluga is some 170 kilometers southwest of Moscow. VW and Škoda vehicles have been assembled in Kaluga since 2007. Volvo, Renault, the PSA Group (Peugeot and Citroën) and Mitsubishi also have production sites in Kaluga.
The Kaluga plant in figures: