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12/13/19

Review of the Year: How we are expanding our model range

The year 2019 was dominated by transformation and product offensives. Volkswagen is thus pursuing the major goal of transforming its fleet to e-mobility while at the same time, further expanding its market share and profitability.
11/20/19

Knowledge is power

The Volkswagen Educational Institute: Founded in 1990 with economic foresight and political backing, is now a highly professional institution. Initially, a lot of improvisation was necessary. Today, the wholly owned Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH subsidiary is moving in global circles.
11/13/19

Transparent garages and a black cube

The Autostadt puts the Volkswagen Group’s values into visual form. Guided tours of the exhibition give visitors an overview of what there is to experience – and that goes beyond hands-on mobility.
11/08/19

Volkswagen in Eastern Germany: 30 facts

Thirty years ago, the people of East Germany brought down the Berlin wall. The anniversary is an occasion to look back at the automotive industry in the eastern Federal states.
11/06/19

High-tech in production

Volkswagen is converting the Zwickau plant into a modern high-tech facility. We take a look at the automotive production of the future. We have been to the sheetmetal shop, the body shop, the paint shop, and talked to the experts.
11/05/19

The largest training camp in the automotive industry

Volkswagen is training all their 8,000 employees at the Zwickau plant to be ready for e-car production by 2021. The cost and effort are enormous – but also justified. After all, Zwickau will be the trailblazer for production of the Volkswagen ID. family.
10/30/19

For millions, not for millionaires

Volkswagen Group has been converting its Zwickau factory in the Free State of Saxony to e-mobility since 2018. It will be completed in 2020. 1.2 billion euros is the investment in the state-of-the-art location. The three-year conversion is very challenging since it is taking place while production is continuing.
10/29/19

From Trabbi to ID.3

Bernd Perfölz knows them all. And does so intimately: the Trabant, the Polo, the Golf, the Golf Estate, the Passat – and now the ID.3. The reason is that the now 64-year-old technical expert at the Volkswagen plant Zwickau started his apprenticeship as a communications technician at VEB Sachsenring Zwickau in 1972 when he was 17. A journey through time
10/28/19

Car city Zwickau: From Horch to e-mobility

Zwickau has been considered the cradle of the Saxon automotive industry for 114 years. By 2020, the Volkswagen Group will develop the site to become Europe’s largest competence center for electromobility. A chronicle.