Russian Automotive Forum

The premier international gathering for the Russian automotive industry

19 - 20 March 2019

RAF Awards Winners in 2019

  • Mazda Sollers - Investment Project of the Year
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross - Best Market Newcomer
  • DLA Piper - Best Contribution to the Industry
  • Yandex.Auto - Best Innovation (Auto Components)
  • Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus - Best Innovation (Automakers)
  • LUKOIL Lubricants Company - Best Exporter
  • R&P POLYPLASTIC - Best Supplier
  • Aurus - Product of the year
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Investment Project of the Year
Mazda Sollers

10th September 2018 – Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus conducted a grand opening ceremony of a new joint factory in Vladivostok. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the Prime-Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe attended the ceremony. 
The engine factory will produce 50 000 units a year and the specification will be petrol 4-cylinder Mazda Euro-5 engine SKYACTIV-G.
Assembling of the technological on-line manufacturing system was designed by Russian and Japanese engineers in collaboration with top Japanese machine-building specialists. 
The production line of the factory was developed as modern robotic stands with no manual labour required.
The CEO of Sollers company Vadim Shevtsov said: ‘This project is unique, because the manufacturing of Mazda engines will be the first high-tech project on the Far East, which is completely integrated into the chain of value creation of a large international auto-concern. This is a significant step in the recognition of the Far East’s competence, investment attractiveness and competitiveness’.
The Chairperson of Mazda Motor Corporation Masamichi Kogai said: ‘Today Mazda makes a huge step forward in manufacturing engines in Russia. Here in Vladivostok we will produce the most effective engines in the world – Mazda SKYACTIV. This factory will be developed as one of our international manufacturing projects. We will continue investing in Russia’s Far East production.’


Best Market Newcomer 

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross


Best Innovation (Automakers)

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus


Best Exporter

LUKOIL Lubricants Company

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Best Supplier


What does entering involve?

The entry system is very straightforward – nominate who you think is the most deserving recipient of the Award in 2019, based on their performance or progress over the last 12 months. Provide rationale of why you think your nominee deserves the Award:
* Name of the company/person you are nominating 
* Describe the product/service offering 
* What are the achievements and progress indicators relevant for the nomination you are applying for? 
* Any further information that you feel judging experts should know
Please submit your nominations by February 16th, 2019

What does winning the Award mean?

  • Generate a great marketing and PR story with contents worth sharing
  • Engender increased confidence in your brand, product or service amongst your clients
  • Take home some great success stories to inspire and influence future performance and product development
  • Use it as a chance to recognise and acknowledge the employees who have contributed to the win

Sponsorship opportunities at RAF Awards 2019

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  • Benefit from our extensive marketing programme.
  • Align your brand with excellence and innovation.
  • Present the award category of your choice.
  • Hand over the trophy to a deserving category winner.
  • Highlight your brand to Russian Automotive industry
  • Position yourself as a key supplier to the sector by being profiled at the awards ceremony
  • Network and win new business with the elite of the Automotive sector in Russia
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All awards sponsors receive:

  • Official awards sponsor status
  • Opportunity to hand over the trophy to a deserving category winner.
  • Branding on the event web site awards dedicated page
  • Branding on all invitations sent out to attendees

To find out more about sponsorship options please contact

Dmitry Srybny

T +44 777 400 6056