The delegation of
the largest manufacturer of passenger vehicles in Europe, visited "Zastava" yesterday (March 19, 2008) and talked with the management of the Kragujevac factory and the authorized
people in the Ministry of Economy behind the
closed door about forthcoming privatization of the Automobile factory.
been introduced to the tender terms, the representatives of "Volkswagen" were
presented the production potentials of the units.
This visit put an end to the mystery of
who hides behind “large European company interested in procurement of Zastava’s
automobile factory". The mystery was even greater if we know that, in the
meantime, Zastava reestablished cooperation with Fiat, as well as with General
Opel), and that Zastava will start producing Opel’s model "astra classic"
There were also some contacts with Toyota and some other Japanese companies and Ford, but that US company recently bought a company in Romania and gave up its visit to Kragujevac. Mercedes, Audi and similar companies were not the options because these are the companies that produce vehicles of higher class.