French Vans to Come out Sooner
The Uzbek-French automobile plant, Uzbekistan Peugeot Citroёn Automotive, will release its first produce on December 10, 2018, four months ahead of the original deadline.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev instructed to accelerate the implementation of this strategic project and launch the plant on December 10, 2018. Initially, it was planned that the capacities will be put into operation in the first quarter of 2019 year.
The plant will produce two models Peugeot Boxer and Peugeot Expert. The volume of production of the first model will be 3 thousand cars per year, the second - 13 thousand. The product line has also been thoroughly developed. For the Peugeot Boxer, there are 10-12 variants of modifications, Peugeot Expert - 7.
In particular, based on the Peugeot Boxer, it is planned to launch the production of a minibus for 16-18 seats, ambulances and refrigerators, and Peugeot Expert - minivan for 9-12 seats, van, pickup and other modifications. The new cars will be economical. The average fuel consumption will be 7-8 liters per 100 km.
The plant will create 600 new jobs, and annual production will exceed 170 million euros. At the same time, about 50% of production is planned to be exported to Russia and other CIS countries, as well as Iran and France. In general, according to experts forecasts, the annual volume of finished goods exported abroad will amount to approximately 55 million euros, and spare parts - 15 million euros.
It should be reminded that the plant will be located in the «Jizzakh» free economic zone. The design of the facility is carried out jointly with the experienced engineers of the French company in accordance with the standards and requirements of the Peugeot Citroёn.
The enterprise is planned to equip with modern technological lines which will allow to provide for the automated production process and quality control according to the highest European standards. The construction is carried out by the local general contractor under the supervision of the French partners. In the plans The joint venture is to ensure a level of localization of at least 50% from the first year of production.