Association of Russian Automarkers



About  The Association of Russian Automarkers

It was on 28 January 2003 that a number of leading automobile manufacturers in Russia including AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, RusPromAvto (now GAZ Group) and Severstal Auto (now Sollers), established a nonprofit partnership named Association of Russian Automakers.

In 2020, the nonprofit partnership was transformed into an association.

Partnership members are the following companies: AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, GAZ Group, Sollers,  MAZ, RENAULT RUSSIA, AVTOTOR Holding, NAMI State Research Centre, and Cummins Inc.

 OAR is a member association of the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA).

 Goals of the Association of Russian Automakers:

-       Development and uprise of the domestic automotive industry on the basis of quality and competitiveness improvement of its products;

-       Representation and protection of vehicle manufacturers’ interests in the state legislative authorities and executive bodies, as well as in international organizations;

-       Coordination of the members’ activities in attraction of investment for modernization and development of capacities for production of motor vehicles, components and materials, and efficient use of advanced scientific and technological achievements;

-       Implementation of a unified policy for development and strengthening of mutually beneficial cooperation links between enterprises within the industry, as well as with companies in allied industries and with foreign partners, including those in CIS countries;

-       Creation of a uniform statistical and information data base harmonized with data bases of vehicle manufacturers in the leading automotive countries.

 To achieve the above goals, the Association performs the following activities:

-       works up proposals and measures for realization of the national strategy of automotive industry development adopted by the Government of the Russian Federation and coordinates execution of such measures by the OAR member companies;

-       prepares proposals on legislative and other legal acts stipulating requirements for motor vehicle safety with the purpose of implementation of the Law “On Technical Regulation”, as well as legal acts aimed at creation of a favourable investment climate in the country; coordinates activities of the OAR member companies in the field of standardization and certification of compliance;

-       organizes execution of new R&D and engineering projects with the use of joint potentials of the OAR member companies, and promotes adoption of innovative technologies;

-       represents interests of the domestic automotive industry in international organizations, associations and alliances, concludes relevant agreements and treaties, develops cooperation with automobile manufacturers in CIS countries and abroad;

-       organizes and runs seminars, symposia, exhibitions, trade shows and fairs;

-       renders assistance to mass media in objective and comprehensive media coverage of progress in reforming the Russian auto industry.

Membership in OAR

Corporate bodies and natural persons sharing goals of the Association and contributing to fulfilment of its statutory tasks can be members of the Association.