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COMMENT: Post Soviet unions no zest for strikes

One of the aspects that genuinely surprised me about the recent visit to Russia organised by Renault and AvtoVAZ was the almost complete abs...

COMMENT: From the Russian shop floor

Last week Simon Warburton visited the Moscow Motor Show with Renault Russia and had the opportunity to talk with senior executives, as well...

COMMENT: Russian stoicism a valuable tool

Eating a stone's throw from Moscow's notorious Lubyanka was an unusual experience last week, but then as so much of Russia is unexpected, it...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: And what a week...

I submit, yeronner, brain fade, the leap straight from summer holiday to Swedish presser and an exceptionally busy week for the delay in thi...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Agromash Holdings on PSA in Kazakhstan 26 Mar 2013

Simon Warburton

PSA Peugeot Citroen recently inked a partnership with Agromash Holding, for the assembly and distribution of the French automaker's passenger cars and LCVs in Kazakhstan. Simon Warburton was in contact with the trailer and agricultural machinery manufacturer based in the huge country on Russia's southern border.


Chevrolet UK chief a fan of the brand and football 16 Oct 2012

Graeme Roberts

Andy Higgins, the new managing director of Chevrolet UK from 1 October, is full of enthusiasm for both the brand and football - handy as his appointment coincided with news of Chevrolet becoming Manchester United's shirt sponsor starting with the 2014/2015 season.

Latest News

Avtovaz to spend US$2.62bn on technology, models 16 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

Avtovaz plans to spend RUB100bn (US$2.62bn) modernising technology and updating its model range in the next three years, OAO Avtovaz president Bo Andersson told a business forum.


AvtoVAZ eyes Aeroflot as perception benchmark 8 Sep 2014

Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ says it is looking to the success of airline, Aeroflot, as a benchmark to improve its image and change consumer perception of its products.


AvtoVAZ cuts "difficult" but productivity up: CEO 5 Sep 2014

Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ CEO, Bo Andersson, concedes the scale of the redundancies he is implementing is "difficult," but points to already vastly improving productivity levels among the workforce at the automaker's Togliatti plant 520 miles South East of Moscow.


Renault bullish on future Russia prospects 4 Sep 2014

Simon Warburton

Renault Russia says its domestic market still remains one of huge opportunity despite the current political crisis raging between Moscow and Western capitals concerning Ukraine.


AvtoVAZ mulls more component production 1 Sep 2014

Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ says it could generate a "couple of billion Roubles" in parts sales if it further leveraged its expertise in component manufacture.

Latest blogs

Lockdown in St Petersburg 23 May 2014

Simon Warburton

It's perhaps no huge surprise security is taken so seriously at this year's Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, but the sheer scale of the precautions is overwhelming.

Company research

AvtoVAZ OAO - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

AvtoVAZ OAO - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & A

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Truck Manufacturing in Russia

Truck Manufacturing in Russia

Truck Manufacturing in Russia industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2008-12, and forecast to 2017)....

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Automotive Manufacturing in Russia

Automotive Manufacturing in Russia

Automotive Manufacturing in Russia industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2008-12, and forecast to 2017). The prof...

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