Feb 23, 2024

On February 22, AGR Automotive Group (AGR) launched production of cars under the Solaris brand at its St. Petersburg plant. AGR also launched sales of these cars. AGR recently acquired this plant from Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus. The plant includes stamping, welding, painting, and assembly shops. At the moment, the total number of employees of the plant is about 800 people.

 The model line includes the Solaris HS sedan, Solaris HC compact crossover, Solaris KRS city sedan, and Solaris KRX cross-hatchback. Cars will be sold through the dealer network of AGR LLC.

Solaris HS is a reliable five-seater sedan. The car with dimensions 4405x1729x1469 mm is equipped with a 1.4-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine with 100 hp power, or a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with 123 hp power. 

The compact crossover Solaris HC comes with dimensions of 4300x1790x1620 mm. It is equipped with a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter engine producing 123 hp power or 2.0-liter engine with a power of 149.6 hp power.

The city sedan Solaris KRS has a dimension of 4420x1740x1470 mm. It is equipped with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine producing 123 hp power. 

Solaris KRX is a maneuverable cross-hatchback. The car with dimensions 4275x1750x1535 mm also comes with a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter gasoline engine producing 123 hp power.

Based on AGR Automotive Group press release

Feb 15, 2024

On February 14, Nissan announced that some local and regional authorities of Castilla y León, Spain, visited the new warehouse located in the CyLOG area.

This 21,600 square meter facility began construction in November 2021 and is now a modern logistics space with 8 rear loading docks and 3 side loading docks and has areas to store special products such as batteries. In addition, the warehouse is managed digitally and is directly connected to the welding, painting, and stamping production plant.

With this new facility and the investments made by Nissan, the Ávila plant focuses on providing better service to its customers using cutting-edge technology to develop products of metal (stamping, welding, assembly, cataphoresis and packaging) and plastic (injection, primer, paint and packaging).

The new warehouse at the Nissan Ávila plant will allow a reorganization of production spaces, freeing up areas for the introduction of new projects and to improve process flows.

(Nissan España press release on February 14, 2024)

Feb 14, 2024

Grammer AG announced that the main structure of a new manufacturing site of Grammer Interior Tianjin Co., Ltd. (Grammer Tianjin) was topped out. Located in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), the new site covers a total land area of around 28,000 square meters and a total floor area of around 21,000 square meters.

It consists of a pre-foaming shop, a stamping and welding shop, an assembly shop, a logistics shop, and functional areas such as an office area, with completion and commissioning expected at the end of May 2024. Registered and established in the TEDA in 2004, Grammer Tianjin specializes in manufacturing driver’s seats, multifunctional armrests, and other products for commercial vehicles such as trucks, agricultural machinery, engineering vehicles, and forklifts.

(From a Grammer AG press release dated February 4, 2024)