MOSCOW (May 25, 2011)—Sibur-Russian Tyres has begun shipping Cordiant-brand tires to Volkswagen A.G.'s Russian subsidiary for original fitment on VW Polo compact cars produced at the unit's plant in Kaluga, Russia.
The decision to use Cordiant brand came after extensive laboratory and road tests, Sibur-Russian Tyres said, as well as auditing of production facilities and business processes of the Holding Company Sibur-Russian Tyres. The first cars equipped with Cordiant tires will come off the assembly line in June.
Talks on the supply of Cordiant tires for other brands in the Volkswagen Group Rus, are ongoing. Total deliveries by year-end may amount to 100,000 units, the Russian tire maker said.