The 1st International Auto Forum took place in Moscow on Thursday. Representatives of the largest Russian and international car and auto components manufacturers as well as governmental officials took part in the event.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Alexander Morozov opened the discussion and presented an optimistic view for the development of national auto industry. In 2018, production of cars in Russia is growing. Additionally, export is also gaining pace. Cars from Russia are exported to 34 countries.
One of the main issues for the near future is further boosting of the localization level. President of AVTOVAZ Yves Caracatzanis mentioned that the level of domestic autocomponents at the moment is 75%. It has to reach 80% in the nearest prospective.
Research and production enterprise POLYPLASTIC is a long-standing partner of AVTOVAZ and the main supplier of polymer compound materials used in Lada automobiles supports the company’s intentions. Deputy Head of sales of R&P POLYPLASTIC Ekaterina Smirnova noted: “Our company has everything necessary to meet the growing demand for polymer materials. Success of the Russian automakers has a positive effect on our activities and allows us to feel confident about the future”.