PSA and Mitsubishi Begin Full Scale Production at the PCMA Rus Plant image

Today, July 4th, PSA and Mitsubishi’s PCMA Rus plant celebrated the beginning of full-scale production in the Kaluga region.

PCMA Rus is an assembly plant owned by PSA Peugeot Citroen (70%) and Mitsubishi Motors (30%), and located in the Kaluga region, Russia. The first model to be produced in the Peugeot 408 in July 2012, followed by Mitsubishi’s Outlander SUV in November 2012, and later Citroen models.

The plant has sustainable features in order to reduce impact on the environment, save power, lower carbon dioxide emissions and also the quantity of production waste. Until now the companies invested about €550 million in this plant.

“The Russian automotive market offers car-makers a wide range of opportunities for development. The launch of full production capacities at PCMA Rus will allow us to increase significantly the production volume on the Russian market and strengthen the positions of our brands,” said Thierry Peugeot, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PSA Peugeot Citroen.

The facility was opened in 2010 and since then it has been producing five car models: the Peugeot 308, the Peugeot 4007, the Citroen C4, the Citroen C-Crosser and the Mitsubishi Outlander, assembling until now 99,000 vehicles.