18
February
2013
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01:00
Europe/Amsterdam

Toyota land cruiser prado assembly begins in russian far east

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that OOO Sollers-Bussan (Sollers-Bussan), a Russia-based vehicle-assembly company, has begun assembly of the Toyota-brand "Land Cruiser Prado" SUV at its plant in Vladivostok, Russia. Initial production capacity is approximately 1,000 vehicles a month.

TMC is supplying assembly components as well as maintaining a product-quality management support structure that includes quality control training and personnel support. Vehicles assembled by Sollers-Bussan are to be shipped mainly via the Trans-Siberian railway and sold through Toyota's dealer network in Russia.

With the start of Land Cruiser Prado assembly in Russia, TMC aims to better meet Russian consumer needs. Under its founding philosophy of contributing to society through the manufacture of automobiles, TMC is committed to conducting business that will contribute to the development and growth of Russia's economy and automobile industry while continuing to provide high-quality products that satisfy Russian consumers.

Overview of OOO Sollers-Bussan

Location

Vladivostok, Russia

Establishment

August 2010

Representative

Alexander Korneychuk

Equity participation

Mitsui & Co., Ltd.: 50% Sollers: 50%

Products

Land Cruiser Prado

Production capacity

Approx. 1,000 units/month

Employees

Approx. 300

Overview of Open Joint Stock Company "Sollers"

Location

Moscow, Russia

Establishment

March 2002

Representative

Vadim Shvetsov

Main business activities

Automobile manufacturing and sales in Russia

Brands handled

Russian

UAZ, ZMZ

Non-Russian

Ford (U.S.), Ssangyong (South Korea), Isuzu (Japan), Mazda (Japan), others