The Toyota Motor automobile plant in the village of Shushary was bought by FSUE NAMI

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AK&M 31 March 2023 15:12

The Toyota Motor automobile plant in the village of Shushary near St. Petersburg was bought by FSUE NAMI. Kommersant writes about this.

The company took ownership of the equipment and land. The Ministry of Industry and Trade is working on the possibility of resuming production at the plant as soon as possible.

According to Kommersant sources, NAMI will not independently produce cars on it and may transfer the plant to a domestic company by analogy with the Nissan plant. One of the possible buyers may be Almaz—Antey. One of the interlocutors of Kommersant told about the possible launch of the E-Neva electric crossover at the plant of the Almaz-Antey East Kazakhstan Region.

Toyota announced the termination of car production in Russia in September 2022.

Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive corporation. The main office of the company is located in the city of Toyota, Aichi Prefecture (Japan). Toyota Motor Corporation is a core member of the Toyota Group. The company started its activity with the production of automatic looms. The main activity of Toyota Motors Corporation is the production and sale of passenger and trucks, as well as buses under the brands Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Daihatsu, Hino. The main production facilities are located in Japan, and there are also large factories in Thailand, the USA, Canada, and Indonesia.

Toyota Motor LLC has been operating in Russia since April 1, 2002. The Company has the exclusive right to perform operations related to the import and distribution of Toyota and Lexus cars, spare parts and accessories on the territory of the Russian Federation. On December 21, 2007, the opening ceremony of the Russian Toyota plant in St. Petersburg took place.