A new car «Monster» was born in Russia


True, while inferior to the giants — KAMAZ and the GAZ group. What made him appear? Our channel conducted an investigation.

As the «alarming Nabat» recently sounded at the «Round Table» in the Federation Council Speech by Vice President Gas Elena Matveyeva. «The Russian automotive industry does not have an alternative to critical components, and the support measures scheduled for the Ministry of Industry RF for 2021 are rather aimed at solving another task and do not lead to a decrease in importance dependence,» said the top manager of the largest private automotive corporation of the country.

It can be understood. The GAZ Group is under the Damoclays Snack of the US Department of Finance since 2018. Auto plants of the Group fully experienced all the risks associated with the lack of Russian production of key autocomponents, even though the company is one of the most highly challenged Russian manufacturers.

«We have from about 370 foreign providers to the sanctions immediately joined 49 companies and another 121 supplier was in the high risk zone. Today we exist in a situation where the stop of shipments of only one supplier can fully paralyze the operation of the gas, «say in the group.

In the case of the dissemination of similar sanctions on the entire industry, the absence of its own components can block the work of all Russian automotive industries.

However, the current situation is a regular result of national policies conducted since 2005, as a result of which the dependence of Russian factories from the supply of parts, aggregates and nodes from abroad turned out to be proceeded. If sanctions were imposed against our country, then this dependence would not even have to say. Indeed, in the modern globalized world of deliveries from abroad autocomponents, quite everyday phenomenon. Such autocomponents tons are transported from one continent to another, from one country to another. Recently, the crazy in Novosibirsk Airport Tolmachevo Airport-truck An-124 transported 84 tons of components from Asia to Europe. But for the Russian Federation, which has been under the sanctions since 2014, such a dependence may be critical.

In the global automotive industry in a similar situation was Iran. The administration of American President Trump has tightened sanctions against the Islamic Republic. And as a result, such foreign automakers like Peugeot, Renault, Volvo, Scania were forced to minimize activities in Iranian car market. True, Iran has its own automobile companies that can independently produce cars. Our channel recently talked about

But back to my native fenats. It is impossible to say that the Russian state does not see the risks that arose for the plants of the automotive company oligarch Oleg Deripaska, the owner of the Gas Group. Previously, he had to reduce his share of shares in the enterprises of Russian aluminum (RUSAL) and EN + energy company and refuse to manage them.

To avoid such fate for the automotive unit, a part of the Group’s assets of Oleg Deripaska Group passed to the United Engineering Group (OMG) Dmitry Strezhnev.

In the GAZ group, they explained that it was long been going to focus on key areas of business and considered the ability to realize assets that occupy niche market positions. But any sensible is clear that

That is, another car concern appeared in the country, with a vertical structure.

And that’s what’s interesting. Each domestic automotive vertically integrated concern has its own bus asset. The KAMAZ is nefhaz in Neftekamsk, where the production of passenger engineering has been established at the very beginning of the marks of the last decade. The Gas Group also has a passenger engineering division, which includes Pavlovsky, Linkinsky and Kurgan bus plants.

And the United Engineering Group will now have a similar bus asset. The most young bus production in Russia is the Volgograd manufacturer «Volgabas». His owners are bakulin family. The automaker has two assembly sites: one in Volgograd, the other is built in a clean field «from scratch» quite recently, and is located next to the city of Vladimir. This is modern production, designed to produce 6000 buses per year (quite comparable to Likinsky bus can produce 8,000 buses per year).

However, for a long time, the «Volga» coped to problems, including financial debt creditors. The main among which was the East Bank. Debt to the Eastern Bank is not the only Bakulin, the total amount of their debts is estimated at about 7 billion rubles. Now there are difficult negotiations on debt repayment. But the most valuable in this information is that according to unofficial data, Dmitry Strezhnev plans to receive a controlling stake of the manufacturer of buses.

Why is the bus asset so attractive for the construction of a new Russian automotive holding? The fact is that today officials turned to the problem of updating urban passenger transport. Within the framework of the national project «Safe and high-quality roads 2.0.» A subprogramme on updating passenger transport of urban agglomerations has been adopted. In addition, the Institute of Development of the VEB.RF (Vnesheconombank) proposed a large-scale program for updating urban passenger transport. The funds to which will be allocated from the National Welfare Fund (FNB). Therefore, to participate in such programs, along with old bus technology manufacturers there is a real chance.

Over the years of its work, VolgaBas has mastered the model line of urban passenger and long-distance travel buses of the tourist class. City buses Models «Sitimm» have a length of 10-, 12-, 15 meters. Also produced the articulated 18-meter model and fit into their parameters to the requirements for updating the city-class buses with low floors. And the equipment of their eigen production engines will allow competing in the price game.

Now we will follow the successes of the new car «monster» of Russia.