Concern Stellantis, which together with Mitsubishi owns a large car plant PSMA Rus in Kaluga, has stopped production. The reason for this is sanctions and problems with logistics.
“Given the growing number of cross-sanctions and logistical difficulties, the Stellantis concern has decided to suspend production at its plant in Kaluga. Stellantis is taking all measures to comply with international sanctions and protect its employees,” the concern said in a statement.
The PSMA Rus facility is 70 percent owned by Stellantis and 30 percent by Mitsubishi. It produced Peugeot 408 and Citroen C4 sedans, Peugeot, Opel and Citroen light commercials, as well as Peugeot Partner, Citroen Berlingo and Opel Combo mini vans and compactvans. On March 10, Stellantis stopped exporting cars from Russia and supplying cars to the local market from abroad. Earlier, the head of the concern, Carlos Tavares, stated that he allowed for the transfer of production from Russia in case of negative consequences due to sanctions.
As for Mitsubishi, it stopped production at PSMA Rus ten days ago. Thus, the enterprise is now completely shut down.