German automaker BMW will build a plant in the Kaliningrad region, told “Interfax” the representative of the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation.
“BMW made a decision on the construction of their automobile plant in the Kaliningrad region”, – he said.
The decision was expected in January, it was reported that the Russian division of BMW, company “BMW Rusland trading” at the end of 2017 has created a subsidiary in Kaliningrad OOO “BMW Russland automotive” show system data “SPARK-Interfax”.
Date of registration of the company – December 25, 2017; the place of registration – Kaliningrad. The main activities provided “renting and operating of own or leased real estate”. In the list of activities also, in particular, are the production of passenger cars, motorcycles, body of cars, internal combustion engines, electrical and electronic equipment for vehicles, seats and other parts and accessories for motor vehicles, etc.
In the BMW “Interfax” then confirmed that the company registered a subsidiary, OOO. “We confirm that in December 2017 was the company “BMW Russland automotive”. The creation of this company is a planned step as part of our work on the development of production in Russia, which was previously reported,” – said “Interfax” the head of the Russian division of BMW Maximilian Kellner.
Thus, according to him, the company is seriously considering Kaliningrad as a suitable site for construction of the plant, “given the long-term presence of BMW in the region and an attractive investment climate and plans of the Kaliningrad authorities for its further improvement”. “Over the past few months, we are in talks with the Kaliningrad government to assess the existing opportunities and prospects, and to determine the optimum configuration for a potential BMW plant in the region,” he said, refraining from further comment.
BMW for several years discussed the location of their production facilities in Russia, the timelines of the project has repeatedly postponed. Initially it was assumed that the plant will be built in the Kaliningrad region on the basis of the planned cluster of factory “Avtotor”. However, according to Minister of industry and trade of Russia Denis Manturov, has already formed a list of regions candidates – as was mentioned by the Minister, the group discussed the construction of a plant of Kaliningrad, the Moscow region, as well as the use of GM plant in St. Petersburg.