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Russian dealers of Ford began sales of updated Mondeo

Ford Mondeo sedan has received a technological upgrade aimed at the safety improving of the car and improving of the intelligent driver assistance systems. People can order updated Ford Mondeo at all official Ford dealers in Russia.

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Supplying VW Group

Supplying VW Group

Date of issue: 25.10.11

Format: A4, 111 pages

Price: 1 750 €

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The Volkswagen group has set clear objectives in its attempt to sustain the global leadership it is set to gain at the end of this year. The company is working towards a 2018 target, while bearing in mind the lessons taught by GM’s recent troubles and Toyota headaches with global recalls. If on one side the carmaker—which boasts control over a galaxy of brands—targets 10 million deliveries by 2018, it also wants to remain faithful to its sustainable profitability credo and ring fence its margins even in a period in which it is working on increasing its overall volumes and gain a more substantial foothold outside its traditional comfort zones, such as North America and the ASEAN region. At the same time, Volkswagen needs to maintain a strong focus on quality and technology to achieve its objective to become a leader in quality and customer satisfaction.

The Purchasing function at Volkswagen, in charge of a procurement budget slated to reach the 100 billion euro mark this year, is expected to deliver its contribution towards the achievement of the corporate targets the company as a whole is geared towards at a group level. The volumes per part created by the carmaker’s well-established cross-brand and cross-platform part standardisation strategy have given more negotiation leverage to the purchasing department with some sizeable contracts which suppliers are eager to win. As the carmaker production base becomes more global, the supply base is expected to follow suit, which will require the purchasing department to scout more suppliers closer to final assembly lines. This radical localisation plan does not rule out a good chunk of business coming from cheap sources in low-cost countries.

However, some alarm bells are ringing with regards to the state of the carmaker’s relationship with its supply base, as some suppliers complain the group has undertaken a less supplier-friendly stance in recent years—as shown in SupplierBusiness’ annual supplier-OEM relations surveys. This applies to a varying extent to all group’s brands, from premium brand Audi to more value-oriented Skoda. An unabated pressure to deliver best product technology and world-class quality, while maintaining substantial productivity gains seems to be a recurring theme of all group brands, particularly when compared to direct competitors.

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  • 23 may 2023 Volkswagen announced the sale of Russian assets to the dealer "AVILON"

    German auto concern Volkswagen has completed the sale of its Russian assets, including the car plant in Kaluga, to the structure of AVILON dealer, Art-Finance. Volkswagen Group completed the sale of its shares in Volkswagen Group Rus LLC, including subsidiaries (Volkswagen Components and Services LLC, Scania Leasing LLC, Scania Finance LLC, Scania Insurance LLC) to the structure of Russian dealer Avilon "- Art-Finance LLC," the automaker said in a statement.

  • 19 may 2023 It became known how much AVILON will pay for Russian assets of Volkswagen

    Russian authorities agreed on a deal to sell Russian assets of Volkswagen auto concern to the structure of the AVILON dealer holding at a price of up to 125 million Euros. This was reported to the Interfax agency by a source in the market, according to which, AVILON company received permission to acquire a 100% stake in the Russian representative office of Volkswagen (Volkswagen Group Rus LLC), as well as Volkswagen Components and Services LLC, Scania Leasing LLC, Scania Finance LLC and Scania Insurance LLC, which are fully controlled by it.

  • 17 april 2023 The court removed the arrest from all Volkswagen assets in Russia

    Arbitration Court of Nizhny Novgorod Region removed the arrest from all assets of German company Volkswagen in Russia in the first claim of the Gorky Automobile Plant in the amount of more than 15.5 billion rubles, and also refused to GAZ to secure the second claim against Volkswagen.


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