FinnvedenBulten and GAZ sign final agreement
Dec 20, 2012
The Automotive Components division of GAZ Group, which is
Russia's largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, and
FinnvedenBulten announce today that they have signed a final
agreement to form a company for manufacturing fasteners at GAZ
Group's plant Gorky Automobile Plant. FinnvedenBulten thereby
establishes its first production facility in Russia.
FinnvedenBulten's division Bulten will through investments of
approximately EUR 7 million become the majority shareholder in the
company. The operations to be included in the company currently
have a turnover of about EUR 11 million annually and are expected
to have significant growth potential both short-term and long-term.
The company will be a consolidated subsidiary within the
company will develop and produce fasteners for the automotive
industry in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States
(CIS). The company will also supply fasteners to Bulten's global
customer base with existing production facilities in Russia.
Production is planned to start by the end of 2013.
Automobile Plant, which manufactures fasteners for Russian
customers, will provide the infrastructure for production while
Bulten, which supplies fasteners to the global automotive industry,
will be responsible for developing new products, new technology and
potential of the Russian market is expected to be significant. We
have noticed a great interest from new and existing customers since
the announcement of the Letter of Intent in the spring of 2011. The
trend among international OEM's is to establish production in
Russia", says Tommy Andersson, CEO of Bulten.
collaboration may be subject to approval by the appropriate
For further information, please
Tommy Andersson, CEO,
Tel: +46 (0)31-734 59 00, e-post:
Holtback, Chairman of the Board, FinnvedenBulten AB
Tel: +46 (0)70-548 68 18
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