As­sem­bled in Be­larus

Economy of Belarus - - PANORAMA -

There are plans to as­sem­ble more than 1,000 Cadil­lacs in Be­larus in 2017, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of GM Rus­sia Luca Pa­trig­nani said.

“The Cadil­lac assem­bly di­vi­sion was set up in Be­larus at the joint ven­ture Uni­son a year ago. It as­sem­bles up to 600 Cadil­lac cars per month. We are plan­ning to ramp up the monthly out­put to 1,000-3,000 cars next year. The pro­duc­tion vol­ume will vary de­pend­ing on the sit­u­a­tion on the mar­ket,” said Luca Pa­trig­nani.

A Cadil­lac deal­er­ship opened in Minsk in Novem­ber. “Now we are re­sum­ing the sales of Cadil­lacs in Be­larus that were ter­mi­nated in 2012. We plan to sell about 150 cars here next year,” Luca Pa­trig­nani said. Be­laru­sian-as­sem­bled cars are bound for the markets of the CIS coun­tries.

Lo­cated in the vil­lage of Obchak, 10km away from Minsk, the car assem­bly en­ter­prise Uni­son was es­tab­lished in 1996 as a Be­laru­sianBri­tish joint ven­ture Ford Union. It was rein­cor­po­rated into the pri­vate joint-stock com­pany (ZAO) Uni­son in 2000. The com­pany has been as­sem­bling a num­ber of au­to­mo­bile brands, in­clud­ing Ford, KIA, and Sa­mand, for over 15 years.

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