Gradual approach is vital
Taking steps towards car production in Belarus, co-ordinated with General Motors
Belarus’ Prime Minister, Mikhail Myasnikovich, has told journalists in New York that production capacity for the cars should be 30 percent localised by January 1st, 2017, reaching at least 50 percent by July 1st, 2018. This will be in line with agreements within the Customs Union and the Eurasian Economic Union. Besides SKD assembling, work may include body welding and painting.
Annual production aims to reach 20,000-25,000 passenger cars. “Since GM already has production plants across Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation, we won’t repeat those model lines,” added the PM. Belarusian production will orient towards affordable new models in small volumes.
Mr. Myasnikovich noted that General Motors recognises the advantages of working in Belarus, which boasts highly-qualified specialists in the relevant area.