Automobile production in Osnabrück has a tradition spanning over 100 years. Until 2009, the contract assembler Karmann built cars in the production halls steeped in history. Today, Volkswagen Osnabrück covers the entire automotive value stream from technical development, toolmaking and equipment production to vehicle assembly. More than 76,000 vehicles rolled off the assembly line here in 2017. Volkswagen Osnabrück is a multi-brand plant specializing in small production runs and small series models such as cabriolets and roadsters. Final assembly of part of the Porsche Cayenne series began in 2015. Painting and assembly of part of the first generation of the Volkswagen Tiguan started at Volkswagen Osnabrück in spring 2016. Certain components of the ŠKODA Fabia are currently painted at the plant.