Volkswagen Group has been building their new engine facility for the past three years. This new facility will take care of several of their vehicles engine needs for the future.
Their Kaluga plant in Russia has been inaugurated on 4th of September, 2015. It has a capacity of producing over 1,50,000 engines per year from this new engine facility in Russia.
Thomas Schmall,Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand responsible for Components, said, "The development of Volkswagen in Kaluga, starting with the vehicle plant and continuing with the engine plant, symbolizes the strength of this region."
He further added, "We intend to continue this development in future because we believe in the considerable potential offered by the Russian automobile industry."
At the Russian facility they will manufacture engines for both Volkswagen and Skoda models. They will soon commence production of their futuristic 1.6-litre EA211 gasoline engine.
Volkswagen Group has invested 250 million Euros in their Russian Engine manufacturing unit. The German brand is the only four-wheeler manufacturer to own and operate its own engine plant in Russia.