21 Jun 2022 13:42

Turkey's Martur stops making car seats in Ulyanovsk for Avtovaz-built Renault

ULYANOVSK. June 21 (Interfax) - Turkey's Martur is halting production of car seats in Ulyanovsk for Renault vehicles assembled by Russian automaker Avtovaz , Ulyanovsk Region Governor Alexei Russkikh said on Tuesday at a meeting of the taskforce for the region's comprehensive development.

"Yesterday we received alarming news that Turkish company Martur, which produced seats for Renault automobiles built by Avtovaz, is leaving. [...] As far as I understand, Martur is not the last that, probably, will not be able to continue to exist in conditions where, according to preliminary information, Avtovaz will no longer produce Renault automobiles," Russkikh said.

The governor said he discussed issues concerning cooperation between Ulyanovsk businesses and Avtovaz with the automaker's new director Maxim Sokolov. "We agreed that Sokolov will come here to us next week. We will continue consultations with him," Russkikh said.

"The thing is that we have 19 businesses in the region that worked for the assembly line, both in Dmitrovgrad and Ulyanovsk. We need to [think] now already about what we're going to do with these businesses, with employees, what the prospects are," Russkikh said.

He also gave orders to send a delegation from the regional government to an Avtovaz conference with suppliers scheduled for June 23.

Martur launched production of seats for Renault automobiles at its plant in Ulyanovsk in January 2016.