In Kaliningrad start full-cycle production of Hyundai trucks

© RIA Novosti / Michael Bureauracy in photosangelina welding nodes Hyundai. Archival photoIn Kaliningrad start full-cycle production of Hyundai trucks© RIA Novosti / Michael Bureauracy the image Bank

Kaliningrad plant «Avtotor» starts production of commercial vehicles Hyundai Motor Company on a full production cycle, told journalists in a press-service of the enterprise.

«At the site of production of commercial cars «Avtotor» will be held the ceremony of launching the production of Hyundai HD78 on a full cycle (welding and painting). Earlier in April 2017 signed a plan for the launch of the project,» said the company.

It is expected that in ceremony will take part the company «Avtotor», the South Korean partner and co-investor Hyundai Motor Company, as well as representatives of regional authorities.

In accordance with the launch plan, signed in April 2017 in Kaliningrad, the company carried out work on the production lines. The project will raise the level of localization of production at the plant «Avtotor» Hyundai commercial vehicles in excess of currently 35%.

In 2011 «Autotor» launched the production of trucks HD78. Since September 2012 Kaliningrad plant started mass production of Hyundai trucks. At the present time «Avtotor» produces the whole range of commercial vehicles of the brand, which is being implemented on the territory of Russia.

The plant «Avtotor» was founded in 1994 in Kaliningrad. The first in Russia started the production of cars of foreign brands, beginning of cooperation with KIA Motors. To date, «Avtotor» produces vehicles under the brands BMW, KIA, Hyundai. Total production exceeded 1.6 million vehicles. In 2013 he embarked on a project to create a cluster of full-profile automobile production in the Kaliningrad region.