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Ukraine has become China for the global automotive industry (PHOTOS)

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Ukraine has become China for the global automotive industry (PHOTOS)

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Ukraine has become an attractive platform for manufacturers of automotive components. Low wages and proximity to carmakers in Europe - good arguments for investors, even with the armed conflict with Russia. "Commander in Chief" managed to count about 20 companies that are already working on the world automotive industry. And in the next few years should see a few plants of international manufacturers.

Basically Ukrainian workers rely on the production of the simplest products - car covers, wiring and the like. However, produce in this country and more complex components. For example, electronics, engine components, systems, climate control and heating.

The lion's share of the enterprises owned by foreigners - mostly Germans and Japanese. But there are also local companies that have managed to establish contacts with European car factories.

Geographical features

International companies that start in Ukraine production of automotive components, rarely go beyond the Carpathian region. Their favorite habitat - Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Transcarpathian region. The easternmost city in which managed to find a company with foreign investments - Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky in Kiev region.

Try to stick to the west, and Ukrainian companies. Although there are producers and the left bank of the Dnieper. For example, a plant of Konotop Sumy region.

In general the geography of production is due to the desire to be closer to our customers in Europe. Although there are some companies that have chosen the place for the construction of the plant, based on the economic characteristics - some plants were built in the settlements, where the beginning of the 2000s acted so-called free economic zones.

Cable hub

Ukraine - a favorite place for on-board cabling manufacturers for cars. In such companies, tens of thousands of Ukrainians are working in our country. In only one plant of the German company "Kromberg and Schubert" in Lutsk, employed about 5 500 people.



In addition, "Kromberg" wiring and all connectors are produced in Ukraine by foreign companies such as Leoni, Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze, Tyco Electronics, Forschner and SEWS.

There are among manufacturers of automotive cables for cars and Ukrainian companies - such as production association "Karpaty". The company, in contrast to most Ukrainian mills operating in the global auto giants, - belongs to the state. Moreover, it is part of the national holding company structure in charge of the defense industry - "Ukroboronprom". So we can say that the Ukrainian defense industry operates on such concerns as Volkswagen and of Daimler, which bought the Carpathian cables.

Although, in fairness, it is worth noting that today the "Carpathians" to the defense industry have nothing to do. The company is trying to explore new markets. And collaboration with global car manufacturers has become one of the achievements of the Ivano-Frankivsk professionals.

Ukrainian business in Europe

Another Ukrainian producer, released on the European market - "Tochprilad" Mukachevo plant. In addition to automotive wiring company produces speakers which established many international car manufacturers. For example, the acoustics, which is produced in Mukachevo, may be found on vehicles such as the Land Rover and BMW.



We managed to gain a foothold in the European market and Dnipropetrovsk manufacturer of batteries "ISTA". In 2007, the company delivered the first battery is international concern Renault-Nissan. Later in the year 20111, "Ista" passed the audit of the Franco-Japanese alliance and began shipping to OEM other European machinery manufacturers.

Deliver Ukrainian enterprises and accessories for European engines. For example, on the website "Motordetal-Konotop" stated that the plant was recognized as the best supplier in 2014 by Rolls-Royce Power Systems. However, representatives of "Motordetali" commentary "Commander in Chief" acknowledge that the engines of luxury British cars, their parts - piston sleeve - do not use. But they are on the Rolls-Royce engines for other vehicles, no less honorable.

"Motordetal" also cooperates with such renowned car manufacturers like Iveco, Mercedes-Benz, Man, Volvo, Renault and Scania.

Heating for the Ferrari and Porsche

In a small town Vinogradov Zakarpattia Oblast is located the factory of German WET Automotive Systems. The company is little known in wider circles. However, its components can be found in virtually any vehicle - from the elite Italian sports cars to cost Russian VAZ.



In Ukraine, the company produces electronic seat heating system for the prestigious brands of cars of famous brands. Among the Ukrainian enterprise customers - BMW, Porsche, Mercedes and Ferrari.

There are in our country and the partners of another premium brand - Audi. In the Lviv region for luxury brands of the Volkswagen Group sews car covers company owned by the German company Bader Automotive. A German company Bosch starters collected in Krakovtse, equipped with cars of many manufacturers.

Gather in Ukraine for expensive cars and electronics - in the Kiev region Ukrainian plant of the German company Kostal produces steering columns and other switches.

New businesses

In the next few years, several companies will appear in Ukraine, which will work to the benefit of the global automotive industry. In particular, recently Delegation of German Economy in Ukraine unveiled plans "to expand the presence of the German automotive business in Western Ukraine." Spare parts for the automotive industry plans to create up to 10 000 new jobs.

Which plants and where will be opened, the Germans are not recognized. However, the "Commander in Chief" managed to find out that it is primarily a question of the enterprises of the two companies - Leoni and Bader. The latter should start in the Lviv region in II quarter of 2016. As well as acting Bader asset in Ukraine, the company sews car covers.

With the second Leoni plant in Ukraine, which will produce automotive cables, is less certainty. Among their plans do not comment. According to the same "Commander", the beginning of the project is scheduled for May 2016. Now the company is actively seeking contractors for its implementation. True, Leoni is not yet decided on the land on which the plant will be built. Although local authorities have already offered us a choice of two platforms.

The plant itself should start within a few years. It will be located in the city of Sokal (Lviv region). Presumably, it will operate up to 5 000 people.

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