Stadco and Gestamp Automoción have announced a so-called "ground-breaking" joint venture JV that will result in both companies owning an equal share of Stadco's dedicated body in white (BIW) stampings and assembly facility, currently under construction on a 15-hectare site in Vsevolozhsk, Saint Petersburg, a region home to a number of established or under-construction car assembly plants that is fast becoming the 'Detroit of Russia'.