Groupe PSA starts the production of Citroen Jumpy and Peugeot Expert in the Kaluga plant
• New generation of Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy will join the line-up of cars produced in Russia by Groupe PSA from Q1 2018
• Deep localization rate to leverage Russian supplier network
• First steps in Groupe PSA rebound in the region in line with Push to Pass commitments
Groupe PSA will start the production of Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy to «PCMA Rus» plant in Kaluga from Q1 2018.
This decision, in line with Push to Pass strategic plan, illustrates Groupe PSA objective to offer competitive vehicles to Russian clients, based on high efficiency of local production processes and deep localization - resorting to strong Russian suppliers. This is part of the Group LCV strategy to triple sales volumes outside Europe and double global profit by 2021.
The level of localization is expected to be at 50% for Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy. It reaches 35% for Citroen C4 and Peugeot 408. It results from enhanced cooperation with local suppliers.
These two Commercial vans will join the line-up of cars specially produced for Russia in Kaluga by Groupe PSA, along with of the Citroen C4, and the new Peugeot 408, which are among best selling models in Russia – representing about 40% of Groupe PSA sales in Russia.
"Enlargement of the range is now key for Peugeot and Citroën brands rebound on the Russian market. Our commercial offensive also aims at meeting needs of small / intermediate enterprises emerging again in Russia, boosted by the economic recovery, with medium-sized vans and we will also begin production of Citroën SpaceTourer and Peugeot Traveller passenger vehicles in a few months." - commented Christophe Bergerand, Executive Vice President of Groupe PSA, Operational Director for Russia and the Eurasia Region, and President of PCMA Rus.
"Groupe PSA practically finished technological preparations of production of light commercial vehicles with the full cycle of manufacturing at the factory in Kaluga. As we know, the company has always had strong positions in LCV-segment, so we think that the production of new automobiles promises to be successful. It explains the plans of Groupe PSA to increase the share of local production in Russia and to open the second stage where new vehicles will be produced", - said the governor of Kaluga region Anatoly Artamonov.