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Construction of a TAKATA Rus car parts plant

Construction of a TAKATA Rus car parts plant Goal:

The company's main goal was to expand its sales market.

According to data from TAKATA, in the first post economic crisis year, the Russian car market grew by 31% and for the first quarter of 2011 by 60%.

Takata Corporation chose Russia after conducting research which forecast car demand growth in Russia as well as for car safety systems for the next few years.

Shigehisa Takada, President of Takata Corporation (Japan)

«With the establishment of our first plant in Russia we are strengthening our supply structure, and also hoping to contribute to the car industry in Ulyanovsk Region, paying particular attention to road safety and helping to reduce fatalities as a result of traffic accidents.»

About the company

TAKATA is a leading global developer and producer of automotive safety systems. Head Office – Tokyo.

President: Shigehisa Takada

Established: 1933

Main business:

  • Manufacture and sale of car seat belts, airbags and steering wheels;
  • Interior trim;
  • Fabrics;
  • Child restraint systems

Main clients:

Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, Fuji Heavy Industries, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Toyota, VW.

TAKATA (Europe) GmbH has 11 plants in four European countries (as of March 2011). The plant in Ulyanovsk will be the company's 12 in Europe.

Heinrich Binder, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Takata-Petri AG (Germany)

«In Ulyanovsk, three important points coincided: the governor's invaluable support, a good logistics situation and great staff».

Alexander Koepke, General director Takata Rus LLC (Russia)

«Many Russian regions were interested in building such a plant. A team from TAKATA visited them and carefully studied the conditions in each region. Our management also met the heads of different regions and as a result Ulyanovsk Region was chosen because of its qualified approach to resolving issues, a good infrastructure, qualified staff and a convenient location. We also received a lot of administrative support from the government and development corporation of Ulyanovsk Region».