SAINT-PETERSBURG, 7 November. / Tass /. The new buyer of General Motors (GM), located in the village of Shushary, Pushkinsky district of St. Petersburg, plans to resume the production of cars at the company, which was discontinued on July 1, 2015. The daily fact was informed by the vice-governor of St. Petersburg Sergey Movchan on the sidelines of the national technological revolution 20.35 barcamp.
"The future buyer will restore the production of cars," he said.
At the end of October, Movchan told reporters that the purchaser of the Shushary automobile plant intends to complete the acquisition by the end of 2018. Shortly before – on 26 October – the Committee on Industrial Policy and Innovations in St. Petersburg he told TASS that the Russian company, and not the Belarussian company, as previously thought, would restart the Petersburg GM plant in Shushary.
The representatives of the Belarusian-Belarussian automobile company Unison CJSC negotiated the use of the General Motors production site in St. Petersburg several years ago.
On July 1, 2015, GM completely stopped and shut down its Russian factory in St. Petersburg. In April 2015 it was reported that GM could return to the Russian market in two or three years.
The GM plant was opened in St. Petersburg in 2008, the investment in the project was estimated at $ 300 million In 2015, it produced the Chevrolet Cruze and Opel Astra, and also led the assembly large Chevrolet Trailblazer, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Captiva and several Cadillac models. In 2015, it was planned to expand the capacity of the enterprise from 98 thousand to 230 thousand machines and by 2018 to reach the location of production in 60%.