AvtoVAZ will stop production for a month

Assembling cars in Togliatti will stop for a month from December 18, but people continue to go to work.
Production of cars to "AvtoVAZ" will be suspended before the Christmas holidays, told "Vedomosti" two providers of "AvtoVAZ" and two close to the car factory man. In Togliatti, all pipelines, including assembly machines for Renault-Nissan, rise from 18 December to 18 January. The factory in Izhevsk, where issued including new Lada Vesta, work longer: here the issue will be put on hold after December 28 to January 18, said one of the interlocutors. Orders unavailable - the documents are likely to appear by Monday, knows one of the sources. But suppliers of schedule in December have already received, says another. Start of series production in Tolyatti Lada Xray, scheduled for December 15, is not tolerated, says one of the interlocutors. A year earlier, "AvtoVAZ" has stopped production of machines from 31 December to 18 January.

The representative of "AvtoVAZ" to questions "Vedomosti" on Friday did not answer. His colleagues from Renault and Nissan declined to comment.

On the possibility of the suspension of "AvtoVAZ" production from December 18, it became known in November of that appears in the letter head of the Internet by the tradeHughes "AvtoVAZ" Sergei Zaitsev president of Bo Andersson. The representative of "AvtoVAZ" then said that the plant will operate until the end of the year, idle (when people are sent on forced leave with payment of 2/3 of the salary) is not. Formally, what will happen: cars edition will be suspended, but people continue to come to work, illustrate the two sides "Vedomosti".

According to them, it is expected that employees will be engaged in but not limited to production optimization.

Suspension of production - a necessary measure, does not allow the plant to accumulate reserves in low demand conditions, explain the interlocutors "Vedomosti". In January - October 2015 sales of passenger cars and LCV in Russia fell by a third, sales of Lada - by 30%, says the AEB data. If demand continues to decline, whereas in the I quarter of "AvtoVAZ" can use another anti-crisis measure that was announced recently as a possible - a four-day work week, said a person close to the company.

Now there is a global challenge to "AvtoVAZ" - with furtherincrement costs for entering positive margins, including by optimizing the state, emphasizes the analyst "VTB Capital" Vladimir Bespalov. However, recently, the general director of "Rostec" (which owns a blocking stake in the company) Sergey Chemezov Andersson criticized, saying that optimize the number of needed care. In 2014, the factory staff was reduced by 20% to 52 000 people, over 10 months in 2015 - by 13% to about 45 000 people.

Due to the market decline in November for two months suspended car production at two of its major car factories Ford Sollers, on the third machine production will be stopped in December for a month.

Production of cars UAZ will be suspended from December 31 and will resume Feb. 1, 2016 (for about a month, he got up, and a year ago), says a company spokesman. "In January, it is expected to complete the full investment project on relocation and start a new welding line in the assembly building complex production, as well as routine and preventive work will be done during this period", - he said.

The plant "Hyundai Vehiclesp Manufacturing Rus "in St. Petersburg will run through December and will resume production on January 21, his spokesman said. After the Christmas holidays will changeover of equipment for the production of a new model. Holidays on the Nissan plant in St. Petersburg will last from 1 to 10 January at the Moscow factory Renault - from 28 December to 11 January inclusive, say their representatives. "Kamaz" will also run throughout December and corporate holiday will last from 11 to 22 January. Schedule GAZ determined at the end of December, said the representative of the group.