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Great Wall unhooks " Irito " to sell cars in Russia it is independent

the Chinese autoconcern Great Wall can begin independent distribution of the cars in Russia. It means loss of exclusive rights " Irito " which was distributor Great Wall since 2005. The majority of the Chinese motor-car manufacturers already work in Russia independently. But Great Wall which cars at the price are crossed W a number of schoolmates of the European and Korean autoconcerns, can meet difficulties with attempt to increase sale.
that Chinese Great Wall Motors from next year can begin independent distribution of cars in Russia, have told some sources in the market. Now exclusive distributor Great Wall in Russia is the autodealer " Irito ". " But next year period of validity of the agreement on exclusive distribution expires, and Great Wall hardly will prolong it " — one of interlocutors has informed. The responsible secretary Russian - the Chinese chamber on assistance to trade mashinno - technical and innovative production Sergey Sanakoev has CFMed that at Great Wall " there are plans of independent development in the Russian market from next year, and the company does not intend to prolong the distribution agreement W " Irito " ". Mister Sanakoev has added that the autoconcern has already created own legal person who will be engaged further in distribution in Russia and to conclude contracts W dealers. In " Irito " have informed that " any essential changes has not occurred yet " and " ABT the possible termination of the rights of distribution " Irito " " the companies " it is not known ". To Contact the Chinese office Great Wall on Friday it was not possible.

" Irito " the first has begun deliveries Great Wall to Russia — In 2005 the dealer became the exclusive distributor of the Chinese stamp in the Russian market. Now on off-road cars Great Wall it is necessary the basic sales volume " Irito " besides, the company trades in the Chinese utility trucks Foton both minibuses of Peugeot and Citroen. At " Irito " three dealer CTRs in Moscow, salons in Kazan and Arkhangelsk. According to Association of the European business, sale Great Wall in Russia have made last year 6,7 thousand cars, for nine MTH of this year — 9,5 thousand W growth on 118 %. The price of off-road cars Great Wall Hover H3 makes 669 - 744 thousand rbl., Great Wall Hover H5 — 699 - 855 thousand rbl., Great Wall Wingle 3 — 540 - 559 thousand rbl.

Sales of other Chinese brands in Russia it is ready above. For example, according to AEB, Lifan it was possible to sell in the Russian market for nine MTH almost 15 thousand cars, and Chery — 14,5 thousand " These brands basically specialise on sale in Russia of sedans and crossovers which are cheaper, than off-road cars and pickups Great Wall " — Michael Pak from " explains; Atona ". For example, Lifan Smily costs 279 - 310 thousand rbl., and Chery M11 — 428,5 - 535,5 thousand rbl.

Since 2009 " Irito " and Great Wall conduct joint assemblage of cars in Gzhel situated near Moscow, welding and colouring of bodies is carried out at Circassian factory Derways. Capacity of welding shop Derways makes B4 10 thousand bodies a year. However at Great Wall there were also more scale developments in Russia — in 2006 the company declared ground plans of factory capacity of 50 thousand cars in a year in Tatarstan, in a special economic zone of Alabuga. The volume of investments into the enterprise should make about $100 million However the project and has not been realised. Last year it became known that Great Wall W " Irito " Again plan building of factory of a full cycle, but now in the Lipetsk region. It was CFMed with the regional authorities, but in " Irito " and Great Wall on the project did not make comments. On Friday in " Irito " have informed that " hearings ABT building Great Wall of own factory are exaggerated some years, no essential changes have occurred yet ".

" the Reason on which Great Wall has made the decision to develop in Russia independently, could become in many respects and not taken place projects in Tatarstan and Lipetsk which it was planned to realise it is ashamed W " Irito " " — Sergey Sanakoev considers. As he said, Great Wall saves factory ground plans in Russia, but W/ O the Russian partner. " as potential platforms Great Wall considers both the Lipetsk region, and Nizhni Novgorod " — mister Sanakoev assures. As he said, support to the project at intergovernmental level will render Russian - the Chinese chamber on assistance to trade mashinno - technical and innovative production.

the decision on creation in the country of representations W/ O intermediaries have already accepted the majority of the Chinese companies, Sergey Sanakoev adds. It, for example, Chery, Geely and Lifan. " It is independent Great Wall can perepodpisat agreements W a considerable quantity of dealers on more favourable conditions and expand a network in regions " — Michael Pak considers. He notices that the termination reason for exclusively distribution " Irito " there could be rather low sales, but W/ O the Russian orchestra Great Wall " too it will be difficult enough to increase sharply sales in Russia, considering that at the price a part of its models, for example, are crossed about Renault Duster and Kia Sportage ". 2, according to an analyst, Great Wall will inevitably face complexities W service of cars. Thus, Michael Pak, " underlines; the idea of building of own manufacture can not find support in profile departments in Russia ". Some Chinese brands already tried to develop in Russia independently, but then again have returned 2 the Russian partner, for example JAC which has signed the agreement on distribution W group " in the summer; finasta ".