LADA Izhevsk plant: 50th Anniversary of the first car

    10 December LADA Izhevsk plant being the part of AVTOVAZ Group, celebrated 50th Anniversary since the production of the first car in Udmurtia. In 1966 it was Moskvich-408, its production was transferred to Izhevsk from Moscow AZLK.

    Today LADA Izhevsk plant is the modern automotive production complying with highest international requirements. Very popular LADA Vesta, Granta liftback, Japanese Nissan are produced here.

    XX thousands guests visited the Anniversary celebration, they got the opportunity to see the plant, to acquaint with the advanced car production processes and to take part in competitions and contests.

    In the official ceremony the authorities of the Republic and the city, as well as AVTOVAZ management congratulated the plant team and guests of the celebration.

    The Head of Udmurtia Republic Alexander Solovyov highlighted: ''The release of the first automobile, here in Izhevsk, fifty years ago, signified the industrial capacity of the Republic of Udmurtia. LADA Ihevsk has a rich and storied history, industrial might and great working tradition. Today our plant is at the forefront of the automobile production industry in Russia. The plant is modern, technologically advanced and forward thinking. The success of the cars made here can be attributed to these facts. I would like to thank the leadership, workers of LADA Izhevsk and veterans of the plant for your work and the contributions you have made. I wish you good luck in your future growth and development. ''

    The Head of the City Yury Turin said: ''Today is a real celebration for our city. Half a century ago the first car produced by the Izhevsk Plant rolled off the production line. This event began the automobile production history of Izhevsk. Today the modern cars that are made here are among some of the best-selling in Russia. We are very happy that in the history of the plant a bright, new chapter has begun. I wish the team at the plant new production victories, veterans the best of health and all the residents of the city wealth and happiness''.

    While congratulating the people VP for HR and Social Policy Dmitry Mikhalenko pointed out: ''We have a lot of hopes related with the further development of LADA Izhevsk. The company team is real professionals in their scopes. In record timelines and with right quality they launched LADA Vesta, the first model of the new generation of LADA. In spring time this year Vesta entered TOP-5 in the Russian automotive market. In September we celebrated the production of 50-thousandth car. It demonstrates that our customers have more trust in us. We are changing the brand impression, proving that our cars could be modern, stylish, competitive. The next and no less important task for us will be the production of new Vesta SW and Vesta SW Cross, which is planned for second half of 2017. We are already actively working in this direction and we have everything to succeed: competent and coherent team, advanced production, Renault-Nissan Alliance technologies and support by our Shareholders''.

    General Director of LADA Izhevsk plant Mikhail Ryabov highlighted in his welcoming speech: ''LADA Izhevsk team was always striving to fulfill its tasks with maximum feedback. It is industrialization of new models, quality improvement and currently we are facing ambitions targets. I would like to thank the veterans, plant team for their work and achieved successes and express the gratitude to the management of AVTOVAZ Group, authorities of the Republic and the city for their support to our company''.