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12/06/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2018 02:16

Audi gives starting signal for production in Algeria

The production line for the local production of the Audi A3 and Q2 model series was started by Peter Will, Head of Planning and Steering of CKD/MKD/SKD Projects at AUDI AG, and Mourad Oulmi, CEO of SOVAC S.P.A.. 'This entry into the Group's multi-brand factory is a logical step into the Algerian growth market,' stated Will. 'By specifically training local employees, we are ensuring Audi quality and utilizing synergies with the other Group brands in production and logistics, laying the foundation for continued growth in North Africa.'

Mourad Oulmi, CEO of SOVAC S.P.A., said: 'We are very proud that we will produce premium automobiles for the first time with Audi in Algeria, thus meeting the demand from our customers. I am particularly grateful to Audi, which has been working for months to relaunch the brand in the Algerian market together with Sovac. After more than ten years of partnership, we are entering a new era of cooperation.'

In 2017, SOVAC Production S.P.A. Algerie built a production facility on a 150-hectare site in the Relizane region, 220 kilometers west of Algiers. Daily production capacity has gradually increased to approximately 200 cars. The models Volkswagen Golf, Polo, Tiguan, Passat and Caddy, Škoda Octavia, Rapid and Fabia and SEAT Ibiza, Arona, Leon and Ateca are assembled at the plant.