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03/02/17
Uitenhage / Wolfsburg
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Focus on economy markets: Volkswagen establishes new "Sub-Saharan Africa" region

Volkswagen plant Uitenhage (South Africa)
  • Thomas Schäfer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa, to assume responsibility for developing and networking 49 states to form the new region
  • Volkswagen already has three strong pillars in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya
  • Integrated mobility concept in Rwanda also planned

The Volkswagen brand is progressing with its regionalization strategy: the company has established the "Sub-Saharan Africa" region to develop and strengthen the African market. Sub-Saharan Africa is a geographical term used to describe the area of the African continent which lies south of the Sahara. The new fourth region joins the existing regions of North America, South America and China and is the next logical step in the Volkswagen brand's strategy to position itself in focus areas.
The region will be headed by Thomas Schäfer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa. Organizational details will be elaborated in the coming weeks. Sub-Sahara comprises 49 African states with a total population of some 920 million.

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Spokesperson Volkswagen of South Africa
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