Bo Andersson

AvtoVAZ chief Andersson in struggle with Soviet-era suppliers

June 23, 2015 13:23 CET

AvtoVAZ Chairman Bo Andersson is fighting back against Russian suppliers he says are hindering his efforts to improve quality and cut purchasing costs at Lada, the country's best-selling car brand. AvtoVAZ resumed production today at its plant in Togliatti after output was suspended because of problems with the supply of parts....
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Most Russian car plants are uncompetitive, AvtoVAZ CEO says

June 15, 2015 06:01 CET

Most car plants in Russia are not cost competitive because they are not producing enough vehicles, AvtoVAZ chief Bo Andersson said....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Andersson is set to speak at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015

Bo Andersson, CEO of Russian automaker AvtoVAZ and General Motors' former head of global purchasing, will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 10 in Birmingham, England....
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Lada proves popular in Crimea's vacated car market

Feb. 26, 2015 13:40 CET

Lada, Russia's biggest car brand, has become a favorite in Crimea after its annexation by Vladimir Putin's government. The first official Lada dealership opened in October and local customers are now ordering up to 300 cars a month, compared with the 155 sold in 2013, when Crimea was part of Ukraine....
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Lada prices will rise 9% on ruble weakness

Jan. 13, 2015 13:54 CET

AvtoVAZ will increase the price of Lada cars by 9 percent as Russia's biggest carmaker becomes the latest automaker to push up prices in a worsening economy hit by low oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis....
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AvtoVAZ blames supplier woes for Lada's loss of No. 1 spot

Dec. 20, 2014 06:01 CET

AvtoVAZ blamed supplier problems for Ladas failure to have the No. 1-selling car in Russia last month after the Kia Rio outsold the Lada Granta....
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Lada sales rise in Russia as scrappage program helps to counter Western sanctions

Nov. 6, 2014 10:57 CET

AvtoVAZ said Russian sales of its Lada brand increased in October, the first rise in 19 months, as a scrappage program to counter Western sanctions over Ukraine helps to boost demand....
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AvtoVAZ CEO sees 'massive' room for improvement at Lada

Oct. 7, 2014 06:30 CET

Bo Andersson, who became CEO of Russia's AvtoVAZ in January, has been working to turn the carmaker into a profitable part of the Renault-Nissan alliance. Andersson shared some of his early accomplishments with Automotive News Europe....
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AvtoVAZ rebound key to Ghosn's grand plan for Renault-Nissan

Oct. 6, 2014 06:01 CET

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's plan to make the alliance one of the top three global automakers by 2016 could be derailed if Russia's largest automaker, AvtoVAZ, fails to recover from the country's latest market collapse....
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AvtoVAZ mulls in-house parts production to halt monopolies, corruption

Aug. 30, 2014 10:06 CET

AvtoVAZ, the Russian carmaker controlled by Renault-Nissan, may bring some parts production in-house to gain more competitive pricing and stamp out corruption in its local supply chain....
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AvtoVAZ aims to win back market share to return to profit, CEO Andersson says

Aug. 27, 2014 10:54 CET

AvtoVAZ plans to return to profit by cutting costs and rolling out new models to claw back market share that has been slipping away from the producer of Lada vehicles since the end of the Soviet Union....
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AvtoVAZ CEO Andersson aims to restore pride to Lada

July 29, 2014 13:12 CET

Bo Andersson, a former top purchasing manager at GM, aims to turn around the struggling Russian automaker AvtoVAZ through cost reductions and launching new Lada cars that can compete with Western competitors....
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