Support The Moscow Times!

YAPP Opens in Kaluga

KALUGA — YAPP Automotive Parts of China on Wednesday opened a $20 million plant in Kaluga for the making of gas tanks and lines and related parts.

"Our products are already being supplied to Volkswagen's plant in Kaluga for Volkswagen, Skoda Fabia and Octavia automobiles," YAPP general manager So Deng Hua said during the opening.

Hua said the Kaluga plant can make 250,000 fuel tanks annually, but if the project is successful he is prepared to open another line with 200,000-tank capacity.

This is YAPP's first factory in Russia. The facility is located in the Grabtsevo industrial park just outside Kaluga alongside the Magna and Volkswagen plant there. Kaluga Governor Anatoly Artamonov said Grabtsevo anticipates the opening of a plant by China's Fuyao Glass that will make automotive windows.

(Interfax)

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.