Automobile manufacturing in Osnabrück has a history of more than 100 years. Until 2009, the contract manufacturer Karmann produced in the traditional factory halls. Today, Volkswagen Osnabrück covers the entire automotive value chain at the site: from technical development to tool and plant construction to vehicle production. Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of Volkswagen AG and belongs to the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand.
Volkswagen Osnabrück is a multi-brand site specializing in small and very small-series such as convertibles and roadsters. In the past, production in Osnabrück focused on the Porsche Cayman and Porsche Boxster models (both 2012), among others, after production of the popular Golf Cabriolet was discontinued. The small-series production of the XL1 Hybrid (2014) and the MOIA (2018) represent special milestones for the site. The Osnabrück site took on various partial scopes for other models, ranging from painting to final assembly, including for the Skoda Karoq, the Volkswagen Tiguan or the Porsche Cayenne. In addition to the final assembly of the Arteon Shooting Brake, the current flagship of the site, the T-Roc Cabriolet, also runs off the production line in Osnabrück. From week 17/2023, the phase-out of the Porsche Cayman and Porsche Boxster will start at the site.