Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 444 – Brother Ki, do you want to buy cars?
Feng Yu will not be satisfied with only the Chinese market. No businessman would be happy with just breaking even and not make any profits. There was a vast market nearby waiting for him to penetrate.
“Hello? Brother Ki? You want to buy cars?”
Kirilenko received a call from Feng Yu and was puzzled by his question. He has a lot of cars sitting in his garage. Sports cars, off-roads, MPVs, and even a long limousine. Why would he still need to buy more cars?
Feng Yu also knew about his cars. But why was Feng Yu still asking him if he wants to buy cars? Could it be Feng Yu have some special cars to introduce to him? Kirilenko was interested.
“Feng, what car is it? What brand?”
“Songjiang Motors brand.”
Songjiang Motors? Cars?
Kirilenko knocked his head and wondered what company Songjiang Motors was. He had never heard of any automobile company with this name. This name, Songjiang, sounds Chinese. Could this company introduce by Feng Yu, a Chinese company?
Kirilenko suddenly remembered that Feng Yu had bought a few Volga production lines from him. This car was manufactured by Feng Yu’s factories?
“Feng, is this car manufactured by your company?”
“That’s right. I guarantee the quality of this car is better than your Volga.” Feng Yu smiled and answer.
“Feng, tell you honestly, although the Volga is my country’s brand, its quality is only so-so. If not, why would we import so many cars from England.”
Kirilenko did not tell Feng Yu everything. Other than England cars, there were also a lot of Japanese cars in Russia and the rest of the former Soviet Union countries. These Japanese cars were smuggled into Russia. Japan was a country Russians dislike.
They rather drive the cars produced from their enemies than buy their own Russian vehicles. This could tell how bad Volga cars were.
The production lines bought by Feng Yu were not some advanced production lines. Those were the former Soviet Union second-hand production lines. Feng Yu had also purchased some related technologies from him. This shows that Feng Yu does not have any good technologies in hand. Those technologies bought by Feng Yu were also out-dated Volga technologies. It was even worse than those lousy Volga cars. Kirilenko had lost interest.
“Brother Ki, I know that the Volga cars are not good. But my Songjiang Motors cars can be compared with Audi and Cherokee.” Feng Yu mentioned two prominent automobile brands to get Kirilenko’s attention.
“Feng, are you sure you are not drunk?”
Feng Yu: “……” You think everyone drinks vodka the first thing in the morning when they wake up like you? I do not like to drink!”
“Brother Ki, I am very sober. I think you should make a trip here when you are free. Come and visit my factory in Bing City. Let me show you how great my products are. This is also an opportunity for you to make money!”
Russia’s automobile market was a vast market. With Kirilenko’s abilities, his market will not only be Russia. He still has lots of connections in the former Soviet Union countries.
Don’t think that those former Soviet Union countries were impoverished. These countries might be poor, but this does not mean that its people were poor too. The former Soviet Union was very corrupted, and after the dissolution, there were many tycoons. Their purchasing power should not be disregarded.
In the coming years, most of the cars in Russia were imported. Although Russia’s industrial had recovered rapidly, its automobile manufacturing industry was not doing well. This continued until before Feng Yu’s rebirth.
Even the Russian government does not use Volga cars. This showed how bad their cars were! Feng Yu had heard that Volga’s technologies remain stagnant for many years. It had dropped from being one of the best automobile manufacturers to one of the worst performing manufacturers in the world. There were even some people who joked that it was a compliment if Russia’s automobile industry was as good as Fatty Kim’s country!
Feng Yu had thought about this before. In China, there were many competitors like those joint-partnership cars and also those imported Japanese, European and US cars. It will be hard for Songjiang Motors to establish a strong foothold in China within a short time.
But Russia was different. Their cars were mainly imported, and most of the imported cars were from England. German cars? US and Japanese cars? Haha, the former Soviet Union and Russia’s current relationship with these countries were worse than China’s relationship with Japan!
Russia had over 100 million population, and the number of vehicles in Russia was more than China. There was potential in all the consumer demographics.
Feng Yu’s last sentence had sparked Kirilenko’s interest.
Opportunity to make money?
Kirilenko had never doubt Feng Yu’s ability to make money. Since Feng Yu said that this could make money, he knows he will make a fortune from this deal with Feng Yu.
Now, Kirilenko had a high status among the Russian businessmen. Just his imported goods from China, no other businessmen could replace him.
But there were still many people wealthier than him. Although Kirilenko had bought many mines and natural resources before the disintegration, he did not start to mine because of Feng Yu’s suggestion. There were no profits from his mines yet.
Also, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Kirilenko could no longer sell industrial equipment and technologies. The only business he has left was the commodities trade with China.
There was a significant difference with the money available to him and his total assets. He was not happy with this. He felt that he was the owner of several mines, but his life was still the same as before.
The thing that troubled him the most was the depreciation of Rubles. The depreciation had been continuing all this while. Yeltsin had implemented some measures to try to stop the depreciation, but it failed.
Kirilenko should be happy with this depreciation as the money he owes were all in Rubles. As the value of Rubles drop, the amount he needs to repay will be lesser. However, this depreciation also affected his commodities trade with China. Those Chinese goods he was selling were in Rubles, and this means that he was losing a significant portion of his profits.
These were the reason why Kirilenko was interested in making more money.
“Feng, you should have told me about this earlier. I am free these few days. I will give you a call before I board my flight.”
“No problem. I will take care of you when you are here. There will be sufficient liquor and nice Chinese cuisine for you. But I cannot arrange any Chinese girls for you.”
Feng Yu does not want his fellow Chinese ladies to be ruined by this big polar bear!
“Hahaha. Oh, do you want me to bring Elena over to you? The last time I met her, she was asking about you.” Kirilenko joked.
When Elena’s name was mentioned, her youthful and sexy body immediately comes to Feng Yu’s mind. Feng Yu shook his head and said: “Never mind. I will go visit her in Moscow when I have the time.”
“That’s right. I will be very disappointed with you if you ask me to bring her over. How can a woman lead a man by the nose? Don’t you Chinese have this saying? ‘A woman’s bosom is a hero’s grave’”
Damn, where did this Kirilenko hear this saying?
“Fine. I will be waiting for you in China. I promise you will not be disappointed!”