Assembled in Belarus
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.