MOSCOW -- Lear Corp., the U.S. number three auto parts maker, is building a factory at Tolyatti in Russia to supply carseats to GM-AvtoVAZ, a newspaper said on Friday.
Lear already supplies interior parts to the Gorkovsky (GAZ) factory, where the Volga is made.
Lear will provide seats for two Chevrolet models produced by the joint venture between General Motors and Russia's largest carmaker AvtoVAZ, a member of the Tolyatti mayoral office told business daily Vedomosti.
Neither Lear nor GM-AvtoVAZ made any comment on the report, which gave no value for the investment.
Lear is third on the Automotive News ranking of top suppliers to North American automakers in 2003 with $9.4 billion in sales.