The Chemnitz plant produces engines for the entire Volkswagen Group. The portfolio includes low-consumption direct injection gasoline engines and CNG engines as well as engine components such as balance shafts and integrated valve gear modules. Some 15 million engines have been produced there since the plant was founded. Chemnitz has already been recognized with many accolades for its innovative manufacturing technologies and efficient products. The reductions in the weight of fast-moving parts such as crankshafts and integrated balance shafts play a key role in lowering fuel consumption.