Plastic Omnium to build third plant in Russia

Eugene Gerden

Published: September 27, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Automotive, Blow Molding, Injection Molding

LEVALLOIS, FRANCE (Sept. 27, 11:05 a.m. ET) — Plastic Omnium SA of France plans to build its third plant in Russia, in Saint Petersburg, in 2013, amid the ever growing demand for auto parts in the country, the company said.

The implementation of the project will be carried out by the joint venture of Plastic Omnium and the Russian manufacturer of fuel systems Detalstroykonstruktsiya, which was established this April.

Other details of the project, including the exact location of the plant, its capacity and the total volume of investments were not disclosed.

It is planned that the majority of future production of the plant will be supplied for the needs of global automakers, which operate their plants in the region, among which are the Russian factories of Nissan, General Motors and Ford, the contracts with which have already been signed.

According to the company’s plans, by 2015 the new plant will produce more than 1 million fuel tanks, which will allow it to take 40 percent of the regional market.

Currently Plastic Omnium already operates factories in Stavrovo, which produces fuel systems, primarily for Renault, and in Togliatti, which supplies parts for AvtoVAZ.

In addition to two Russian factories, currently Plastic Omnium operates 103 factories around the world.

In recent years St. Petersburg has become a centre of Russian auto parts production. So far, its plants in the region have already been established by such well-known global makers of auto parts as Magna, Gestamp and Antolin.


Comments

Plastic Omnium to build third plant in Russia

Eugene Gerden

Published: September 27, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Vanee Foods adding hot-fill line

September 15, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Vanee Foods Co. expects to have a new hot-fill bottling line operational at its Broadview, Ill., facility by the end of this month.    More

Image

ZF finalizes deal to buy TRW, creating another global auto supply giant

September 15, 2014 1:09 pm ET

TRW Automotive Holdings, in a supply chain megadeal that has been in the works since mid-July, said Sept. 15 it has agreed to be acquired by German...    More

Image

Delphi CEO O'Neal stepping down

September 15, 2014 12:05 pm ET

Delphi Automotive plc announced that Rodney O'Neal will retire as CEO and president on March 1, 2015, ending his 43-year career at the global...    More

Image

Faurecia Seating grows in Kentucky

September 12, 2014 12:00 pm ET

Faurecia Seating LLC, a division of French-based Faurecia SA, will build a new manufacturing facility in Simpsonville, Ky.    More

Image

Behr-Hella set to open Bulgarian auto parts plant

September 12, 2014 10:20 am ET

German automotive components manufacturer Behr-Hella Thermocontrol (BHTC) is set to launch a new 22 million euro ($28.4 million) vehicle air condition...    More

Market Reports

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events