Annual Report 2010

Adecco Kaluga, Russia
Intense staffing and training provision with
total support in a high-growth market

Adecco began operating in Russia in 2002 and now has branches in Moscow, the Moscow region, St. Petersburg, Lipetsk, Kaluga and Klin.

The Kaluga plant started up in 2007, marking a decisive step by VW Group into one of the markets of the future. Russia is set to become one of the world’s leading vehicle producers. Volkswagen is at the forefront, with its Kaluga plant already building 150,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda brand vehicles every year. As lead agency and a key strategic partner for VW’s expansion plans in Russia, Adecco has hired over 2,500 workers for the plant. Many have already moved to the VW staff. After running TV and press ads, Natalia Kulakova’s team at the local office are interviewing 30 to 60 candidates daily. The complexities of the brief include a large number of positions, diversity of skills and urgency. The on-site delivery model includes training and development. A recent recruit is Oleg Lugovets, who previously worked on the railways as a shunting master and station operator. Now, after full training, Oleg works in the logistics department at the Kaluga plant with responsibilities ranging from accepting incoming supplies to in-plant transport.