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  • 10/17/18
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    SEAT Tarraco production starts in Wolfsburg

    For the first time in about 20 years, Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant is producing a model of another Group brand: the SEAT Tarraco. The Spanish SUV, which was designed and developed in Barcelona, exploits the synergy effects of the MQB production platform. In Wolfsburg, the Spanish model will roll off the production line together with the Volkswagen models Tiguan and Touran. The step towards multi-brand production will boost the capacity deployment of Volkswagen’s main plant. The production of the Tarraco in Wolfsburg is part of the Pact for the Future concluded by the company and the Works Council at the end of 2016. The pact is a far-reaching timetable for improving the economic viability of the Volkswagen brand and placing the company on a firm footing for the future
  • 09/27/18
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    Volkswagen targeting further boost in factory productivity

    The Volkswagen brand’s TRANSFORM.TOGETHER production strategy targets a 30 percent increase in productivity worldwide by 2025 compared to 2018. Production is therefore making a major contribution to achieving the profitability target of over 6 percent for the brand. “We want to rank among the best for productivity. We need to generate competitive returns to enable us to make key investments in the future and thus safeguard today’s jobs tomorrow and beyond. Together, we are ushering in a new era in Production for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. This is about nothing less than a paradigm shift: from a product-oriented company to a production-and process-oriented company. For Prodution, that means our department will be more important than ever going forward”, Dr. Andreas Tostmann, the Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Production, commented at an event held at the Berlin Motorwerk location attended by 500 managers from Volkswagen’s 17 vehicle manufacturing plants.
  • 09/11/18
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    Works meeting in Wolfsburg: team praised for improving efficiency and productivity

    At today’s works meeting held at the Wolfsburg plant, Board Member for Human Resources Gunnar Kilian, Group and General Works Council Chairman Bernd Osterloh and Group Board of Management Member Oliver Blume thanked employees for their commitment in the first half of 2018. 34 special shifts were worked at the Wolfsburg plant in the first two quarters alone, and several thousand vehicles were produced and stored on an interim basis due to the WLTP test procedure ready for delivery once approvals have been issued by the authorities. Kilian underscored that Volkswagen will not let up in its efficiency efforts. Osterloh called for clarity for the workforce about plant operation in the 4th quarter. Blume emphasized that Group Production sees itself as a driver for efficiency, and gives the Group a clear competitive edge.
  • 09/11/18
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    Ready for mass production: Volkswagen uses the latest 3D printing process for production

    Volkswagen is the first automotive manufacturer using the latest 3D printing technology: the “HP Metal Jet” process simplifies and speeds up metallic 3D printing. The biggest advantage: productivity improves fifty times compared to other 3D printing methods and depending on the component. Hence, for the first time, three-dimensional printing is mass production ready in automotive industry. Together with printer manufacturer HP and component manufacturer GKN Powder Metallurgy, Volkswagen is therefore pressing ahead with the development of the technology for mass production. The partners presented the new process for the first time at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago.
  • 09/07/18
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    Volkswagen sends out a clear signal in Chemnitz against xenophobia, discrimination, exclusion

    Volkswagen Board members, Works Council members and employees sent out a clear signal against discrimination, xenophobia and exclusion at an information event at the Chemnitz engine plant on Friday. At the same time, they spoke up clearly respectful in favor of diversity and a respectful partnership with one another. For Volkswagen, these are unshakeable principles.
  • 09/05/18
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    Volkswagen's incubator program goes international: six new start-ups move into the Gläserne Manufaktur

    The start-up program in the "Future Mobility Incubator" at the Gläserne Manufaktur is striking out in new directions. For the first time, Volkswagen has only selected international start-ups, at pitch competitions held in Tel Aviv, Prague, London, Riga, and Hanover: CarPay-Diem comes from Luxembourg, Zouzoucar from France, carVertical from Lithuania, ToporAuto from Russia, Make My Day from Israel, and Go To-U from Ukraine. They are now working at the Gläserne Manufaktur where they are able to develop their ideas to market readiness with support from Volkswagen and the city of Dresden’s business development team.
  • 08/17/18
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    Volkswagen plans to produce some 1 million vehicles in Wolfsburg

    Looking to the future, production volumes at the main plant in Wolfsburg are to rise to around one million. Higher productivity will enable higher capacity utilization. The groundwork is being laid in Wolfsburg in order to bundle Golf production at one location as set out in the Pact for the Future. Coinciding with the launch of the Golf 8, Golf production in Zwickau and Puebla is to be relocated to the main plant. The new SEAT Tarraco will also begin rolling off the assembly line in Wolfsburg soon. Dr. Andreas Tostmann, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand responsible for Production and Logistics, commented: “We are planning to increase productivity by 25 percent at all German factories by 2020 as agreed. Further efforts are needed at Volkswagen in future to remain competitive, particularly post-2020.”
  • 07/18/18
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    Volkswagen’s main plant in Wolfsburg wins the Automotive Lean Production Award for the first time

    Volkswagen’s main plant in Wolfsburg is heading for greater productivity and efficiency with an exemplary pace of change. This is the assessment given by a team of independent experts in its European competition study for the Lean Production Award 2018. The internationally renowned award for slim and agile production systems in the automotive industry has gone to the Wolfsburg plant for the first time. At Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant, the jury assessed solutions at more than 50 stations in the press shop, body shop, paint shop, assembly and logistics as well as with respect to Industry 4.0.
  • 07/12/18
    Models

    The new T-Cross will be manufactured in Volkswagen Navarra

    Volkswagen Navarra will manufacture the T-Cross, the new compact SUV of the Volkswagen brand. This was announced by Dr. Andreas Tostmann, Head of Volkswagen Production & Logistics today. Thus, the plant, which is producing the Polo since 1984, will build a second model for the first time in its history.
  • 06/29/18
    Technology

    80th anniversary of Wolfsburg: CEO Herbert Diess presents an electrifying gift from Volkswagen to the city of Wolfsburg

    The CEO of Volkswagen AG, Dr. Herbert Diess, congratulated the city of Wolfsburg on its 80th anniversary today and gave it a truly electrifying gift to celebrate the occasion. The executive presented the city with 12 mobile charging stations and a long-term investment of in Wolfsburg’s electronic charging infrastructure that will be expanded step by step in accordance to the city’s needs – for a total amount of €10 million. Residents of the city can already see one of the charging stations: at Volkswagen’s booth set up as part of the festival being held on Porsche Street.
  • 06/27/18
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    The production process of the future: exoskeletons provide support for employees at the Bratislava plant

    At its Bratislava plant, the Volkswagen brand is forging ahead with the modernization of its production processes with a project focusing on the future of work. This includes physical and behavioral ergonomic support systems which are firmly anchored in corporate strategy in connection with the topic of demographics and ergonomics. Ergonomically unfavorable workplaces are being continually reduced. Where the ergonomics of an operation cannot be improved, devices such as “exoskeletons” can provide support for production workers. These external supporting structures, which are worn somewhat like a rucksack, are currently being tested by Volkswagen in series production at its Bratislava plant. 30 workers are benefiting from a considerable reduction in physical effort in their assembly work.
  • 06/14/18
    Technology

    Volkswagen’s incubator programme: three international innovative start-ups move into the Gläserne Manufaktur

    Three more start-ups have been decided on for the founders programme in the Future Mobility Incubator at the Gläserne Manufaktur: At CEBIT, the international digital trade fair in Hannover, and at a founders competition in Riga (Latvia), the start-ups CarPay-Diem from Luxembourg, Zouzoucar from France and carVertical from Lithuania were chosen as the winners. They will begin work in the Gläserne Manufaktur in September 2018, where they will have the opportunity to develop their ideas for market readiness with the support of Volkswagen and the city of Dresden’s business development team. Thus with the third founders class, exclusively international start-ups are moving to the capital city of Saxony.
  • 06/08/18
    Technology

    Prince Albert II of Monaco finds out more about e-mobility at the Gläserne Manufaktur

    Prince Albert II of Monaco visited Volkswagen’s Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden today (Friday). The head of state met with Thomas Ulbrich, member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management responsible for e-mobility and spokesperson of the management team at Volkswagen Sachsen, CFO Kai Siedlatzek and plant manager Lars Dittert. The discussions focused on Volkswagen’s route to e-mobility as well as the transformation of the automotive industry, digitalization and new mobility. Prince Albert II – who was accompanied by Dresden’s Mayor Dirk Hilbert – is visiting Saxony’s capital city to receive the “Taurus” European Culture Prize on behalf of his foundation at a ceremony in the Frauenkirche. He is being recognized for his commitment to the preservation of the world’s oceans.
  • 06/01/18
    Models

    Electric offensive: Volkswagen trains top experts for the production of the ID. family

    The Volkswagen brand is moving ahead with preparations for its major electric offensive and launching a comprehensive e-mobility competence program. Within the framework of the “Future Electronic Engineer Program” (FEEP), 100 young engineers and skilled workers throughout the world will be trained as top production experts. As start of production specialists, they will occupy future-oriented positions in planning, the pilot hall, the e-mobility model group, the pre-series center and electronics development. The first participants to complete the three-year program will support the run-up phase of the ID. family, the new generation of full-electric vehicles based on the modular electrification toolkit (MEB) in Zwickau.
  • 05/24/18
    Technology

    Israeli Startup enters the “Future Mobility Incubator” at the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden

    Volkswagen supports innovative business ideas for future mobility. A young founder team was selected at the EcoMotion international mobility fair in Tel Aviv, Israel for the startup programme in the Future Mobility incubator at die Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden: the Make My Day startup was chosen as the victor following a pitch competition. The startup is developing an innovative app, a kind of personal assistant for your car which looks for the optimal route for the driver, the optimised charging for electric vehicles and integrates necessary daily shopping into the route planning. The user will save time and money with Make My Day. The startup will begin work in Die Gläserne Manufaktur in September 2018, where they will have the opportunity to develop their ideas to market readiness with the support of Volkswagen and the City of Dresden’s business development team.
  • 05/24/18
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    Information issued by Volkswagen: Audit in Ukraine

    Volkswagen AG has been informed of irregularities in issuing homologation certificates for 2,800 Golf Variant models in Ukraine.
  • 05/11/18
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    Volkswagen announces a recall for the current Polo generation due to issue with rear seat belt lock fixtures

    Volkswagen has confirmed a technical issue on the new Polo  (model year 2018). There is the possibility that in rare situations (e.g. sudden quick lane changes with five passengers on board) and when the rear center seat and the rear left seat are occupied at the same time, the left seat belt lock could be unintentionally released. At Volkswagen safety remains a main priority and the brand has identified a technical solution: a redesigned belt lock fixture, which will prevent this from happening.
  • 05/09/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen Group supports “The Future Starts Here” exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London

    The V&A explores the cultural effects of new technologies and design in its major spring exhibition The Future Starts Here, opening on 12 May until4 November 2018. Visitors to the museum will also be able to take a seat in Volkswagen’s autonomous concept car SEDRIC and experience how it interacts with passengers.
  • 05/03/18
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    Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH The Transparent Factory, Dresden

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  • 04/26/18
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  • 04/17/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    The Volkswagen Group makes Lisbon a software development center

    The Volkswagen Group is further strengthening its international IT competence. In future, the Portuguese capital Lisbon will play a key role in these efforts. In Lisbon, the Volkswagen Group is developing a software development center for Volkswagen Group IT and MAN Truck & Bus AG. In the medium term, about 300 IT specialists, especially software engineers, web developers and UX designers, are to work at the new facility. They are concentrating on the development of cloud-based software solutions for the further digitalization of corporate processes within the Group and for the connected vehicle.
  • 04/06/18
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    Karen Kutzner to be Board Member for Finance of Volkswagen Slovakia

    Karen Kutzner, previously Head of Accounting and Payroll Accounting of the Volkswagen brand has been appointed as Board Member for Finance of Volkswagen Slovakia a.s. with effect from June 1, 2018. In this position, she succeeds Jens Kellerbach, who is to be Head of Controlling, Vehicle Production and Logistics of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand.
  • 04/05/18
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    Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH Chemnitz Plant

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  • 03/20/18
    Models

    Volkswagen is reinforcing its SUV campaign in the USA by adding another model

    After the successful market launch of the Atlas on the American market, Volkswagen is extending its model range with another SUV. This new SUV is based on the Atlas, has five seats and sports a coupé-like roof line. Already offering a preview of the new model is a near-production concept car that will be presented at the New York International Auto Show next week. Like the seven-seat Atlas, this new five-seat version will also be produced at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and it was specially designed and developed for the American market.
  • 03/11/18
    Technology

    Innovative sensor jacket trains industrial robots – Transparent Factory establishes partnership with Dresden-based start-up Wandelbots

    Volkswagen's Gläserne Manufaktur (Transparent Factory) and Dresden-based start-up Wandelbots have established a novel joint venture in human-robot collaboration (HRC). This was announced today at the "South by Southwest" technology festival in Austin, Texas (USA). It aims to establish and operate an innovative testing station at the Gläserne Manufaktur in order to test new HRC applications in vehicle end assembly to prepare them for serial production. The plan: to efficiently train industrial robots using an innovative sensor jacket fitted with sensors and actuators. The activities in Dresden will cover the assembly, logistics and maintenance of Volkswagen's electric Golf production.
  • 03/01/18
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    Volkswagen de México, S.A. de C.V.

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  • 03/01/18
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    Volkswagen do Brasil Indústria de Veículos Automotores Ltda.

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  • 03/01/18
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    Volkswagen India Private Ltd. Pune

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  • 03/01/18
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    Volkswagen Motor Polska SP. Z o.o.

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  • 03/01/18
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    Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH Zwickau plant

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  • 03/01/18
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    Volkswagen AG Plant, Emden

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  • 03/01/18
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    Volkswagen Navarra, S.A.

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  • 03/01/18
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    Volkswagen Autoeuropa Lda.

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  • 03/01/18
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    Volkswagen Slovakia, a. s. Bratislava and Martin plants

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  • 03/01/18
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    LLC Volkswagen Group Rus Kaluga Plant

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  • 03/01/18
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    SITECH Group – Seat systems from Volkswagen

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  • 03/01/18
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    Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH

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  • 03/01/18
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    Volkswagen Plant in Wolfsburg

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  • 03/01/18
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    Volkswagen AG Kassel plant

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  • 03/01/18
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    The Volkswagen AG Brunswick plant

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  • 02/27/18
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    Works meeting in Wolfsburg: Brand CEO Diess thanks the Volkswagen workforce for a successful 2017

    During today's works meeting held at the Wolfsburg plant, Dr. Herbert Diess, the CEO of the Volkswagen brand, praised the work done by the company's approximately 200,000 employees around the world. The year of 2017 was a strenuous and difficulty one, Diess said. Nonetheless, Volkswagen was able to turn it into a very successful one, he added. The company must now remain on this course in months to come and speed up its efforts, the executive said. With 6.23 million deliveries, the brand set a sales record last year. In the process, it played a major role in the success of the entire Group as well.
  • 02/23/18
    Models

    Volkswagen brand's first SUV cabriolet: Supervisory Board confirms cabriolet version of T-Roc

    Green light for a new cabriolet based on the T-Roc: within the framework of its major model offensive, the Volkswagen brand is launching its first convertible SUV. The new model is to be produced from the first half of 2020. At its meeting held today, the Volkswagen Group Supervisory Board confirmed the investment of more than €80 million in the Osnabrück plant which is required for this purpose. With this decision, the brand will be continuing the cabriolet success story of the Osnabrück team and safeguarding employment at the plant.
  • 01/26/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen Group opens Future Center Asia in Beijing to create mobility for beyond tomorrow

    Volkswagen Group officially opened Future Center Asia today, one of three such centers worldwide that will take a whole new approach to envisioning people's mobility needs of the future and creating visionary solutions. "With these centers, we are breaking down the traditional barriers by bringing together exterior and interior designers, user experience experts and specialists for Artificial intelligence, Smart City, Start-up scouting and Engineering. Inspired by people we want to develop visionary products and services to give our customers a feeling of being home even when they are on the road", says Jochem Heizmann, member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG as well as the President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China.
  • 01/19/18
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    Volkswagen launches pre-series stage of next Golf

    Together with its suppliers, the Volkswagen brand is making intensive preparations for the next Golf generation. At the "Golf 8 Supplier Summit" held at the Volkswagen Arena, the Board Member for Procurement Ralf Brandstätter and Karlheinz Hell, Head of the Compact series group, underscored the importance of the new generation for the brand and for the Wolfsburg plant. At the same time, they also indicated to the "Golf Community" the opportunities and responsibilities resulting from sustained partnership.
  • 01/18/18
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    New market potentials in Africa – Volkswagen founds company for mobility solutions in Rwanda

    Volkswagen is taking the next step to develop the African sub-continent: as planned, the brand has founded "Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda", a company based in Rwanda. The objective is to provide modern integrated mobility services in Africa in future. As part of its worldwide regionalization strategy, Volkswagen is planning to expand its business presence significantly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agreements to that effect were signed in Kigali just over a year ago in the presence of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand.
  • 12/31/17
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    The Volkswagen Plant in Salzgitter

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  • 12/29/17
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    New record: Volkswagen produces six million vehicles throughout the world by year-end

    By the end of the year, Volkswagen will produce more than six million vehicles, setting a new record. The largest model offensive to date in the history of the Volkswagen Group's core brand and growing demand from customers across the globe have led to the new record. The Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, Santana, Passat and Polo lead the brand's global production rankings.
  • 12/28/17
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    Successful product campaign in 2017: Volkswagen on course for the future

    Volkswagen launched one of the most successful product campaigns in the company's history. It saw the debuts of new models such as the compact T-Roc SUV, the sixth-generation Polo, the avant-garde Arteon and the Atlas (USA) / Teramont (China) large SUV model series. One of the most important cars on the world market, the Golf, was also raised in all versions to a new, technical level. Meanwhile in Brazil a totally new compact saloon was launched: the Virtus. This transcontinental product campaign contributed to Volkswagen Passenger Cars being able to increase its number of vehicles supplied in the first eleven months of the year to 5,417,900, up 4.0 per cent. In addition, Volkswagen firmed up in 2017 the time frame for the introduction of the all-electric models of the new ID. Family. The Volkswagen highlights of the year in a nutshell:
  • 12/27/17
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    Again in a class of their own in 2017: Volkswagen's successful models Golf, Tiguan and Touran from Wolfsburg

    The success story of the Volkswagen Golf, Tiguan and Touran has entered the next round. With almost a million deliveries to customers over the past 12 months, the Golf, with its different body variants, continues to be the Volkswagen brand's most successful model. The Golf hatchback is especially popular and has a strong lead in its segment in Germany and Europe. This year, the Tiguan also convinced many customers, with about 730,000 units delivered throughout the world, representing remarkable growth of 40 percent compared with the previous year. The long version, the Tiguan Allspace, which was introduced this year, also played its part in this growth. The Touran was handed over to about 150,000 customers throughout the world and continues to be by far the leading model in the German MPV segment.
  • 12/21/17
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    Volkswagen Sachsen reduces environmental footprint using Naturstrom® hydropower

    The Volkswagen brand is stepping up the use of renewable energy in production with a view to further reducing its environmental footprint. Starting this year, the three production plants of Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH have been supplied with Volkswagen Naturstrom® electric power from 100% renewable sources by VW Kraftwerk GmbH. This measure is playing its part in meeting the target of Volkswagen's Think Blue. Factory environmental program to produce each vehicle and component in a way which is 45 percent more environmentally compatible in 2025 than in the base year of 2010.
  • 12/12/17
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    Volkswagen's incubator programme: six innovative mobility start-ups move into Die Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden

    Volkswagen supports innovative business ideas for future mobility. Six young founder teams have recently been selected for the manufacturer's "Future Mobility Incubator" start-up scheme. The winners were drawn at the international trade fair for semiconductor products, SEMICON EUROPE, in Munich, and in Die Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden. The start-ups are ChargeX, keysurance, EcoG (all from Munich), S O Nah from Aachen, Embotech from Zurich, and Novum from Dresden, all of whom won their places following two rounds of pitching. They will begin work in Die Gläserne Manufaktur in March/April 2018, where they will have the opportunity to develop their ideas to market readiness with the support of Volkswagen and the City of Dresden's business development team.
  • 12/07/17
    Technology

    Media Workshop Digitalisation in Production and Logistics at Volkswagen

    The Volkswagen brand is facing one of the biggest revolutions in its history: Computers, robots and the internet penetrate all areas of work and life. Our environment has changed dramatically and rapidly in recent years – socially, politically and technologically. And this trend continues: Digitalisation and the internet will revolutionise the automotive industry. However, not only the product will be affected, but vehicle production will also be transformed in the future.
  • 12/01/17
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    Volkswagen starts countdown to start of production of first ID. model

    The largest product and technology offensive in the history of the Volkswagen brand is now taking shape. 100 weeks ahead of the planned start of production of the first model in the ID. family, the brand Board of Management agreed on milestones in the run-up to production with key suppliers at the "MEB Supplier Summit". The first vehicle based on the new modular electric drive kit (MEB) is to be the compact all-electric Volkswagen ID.1) which is to roll off the production line at the Zwickau plant in Saxony from the end of 2019.
  • 11/23/17
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen Group supports next year's headline exhibition, ‘The Future Starts Here' at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 

    The Volkswagen Group is the lead sponsor of ‘The Future Starts Here' exhibition, which will be a major show in the 2018 programme at the internationally renowned Victoria and Albert Museum.
  • 11/18/17
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    Volkswagen to invest €22.8 billion in the future viability of its plants throughout the world

    The Volkswagen brand is consistently implementing its Transform 2025+ strategy. The main focus is on the further development of modular production, the continuation of the model offensive and further orientation towards e-mobility. For this purpose, the core brand of the Volkswagen Group will be investing about €22.8 billion throughout the world from 2018 to 2022.
  • 11/17/17
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    Positive interim assessment after one year of pact for the future

    The Volkswagen brand is on track for success with the pact for the future. This is the interim assessment given by the Board of Management and the General Works Council 12 months following the signature of the agreement. To date, €1.9 billion of efficiency savings have already been achieved, corresponding to 96 percent of the target set for 2017. As regards partial early retirement, Volkswagen is also on the right track, having already reached 94 percent of the target for 2020. The pact for the future lays the foundation for the Volkswagen brand's "Transform 2025+" strategy. From 2020, this strategy is to have a positive impact of €3.7 billion per year on earnings and to make the brand significantly more efficient and competitive.
  • 11/16/17
    Models

    Volkswagen provides further impetus for South America strategy with compact model Virtus

    The Volkswagen brand is setting a further milestone in its South America strategy. With the world premiere of the entirely newly developed compact sedan Virtus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Volkswagen is forging ahead with the realignment of the brand in South America. The new model, developed especially for the South American market, offers the latest features based on innovative MQB technology and is among the most spacious cars in its segment.
  • 11/11/17
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    South America strategy: Volkswagen invests €560 million at plant in Argentina

    Volkswagen is investing some €560 million over the next five years in the production of a new SUV in Pacheco, Argentina. From 2020, the plant will deliver the new model built in Argentina to the entire South American continent. The new vehicle project will create some 2,500 jobs. Volkswagen is thus bringing further momentum to its South America strategy.
  • 11/06/17
    Technology

    Heat, cold and wind speeds up to 250 km/h: Volkswagen inaugurates new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Center

    In the course of its largest model and technology offensive to date, the Volkswagen brand today opened a new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Center in Wolfsburg, which is one of the most modern and efficient in the industry. The center, with a floor area of 8,800 m², is also certified for measurements in accordance with WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedures). Vehicles can be tested at wind speeds of up to 250 km/h, simulating real traffic conditions with a view to reducing drag, fuel consumption and emissions. In addition, driving simulations under all the climatic and environmental conditions normally experienced throughout the world can be conducted – at temperatures between -30°C and +60°C.
  • 10/19/17
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    From Wolfsburg to Norway: 150 millionth Volkswagen delivered

    The 150 millionth Volkswagen will be driving along the roads in Norway from now on: the anniversary vehicle – a Golf GTE – left the assembly line at the main plant in Wolfsburg in August. Now, Volkswagen has delivered the car to a customer in the town of Lier not far from the Norwegian capital Oslo. Dr. Wolf-Stefan Specht, Head of Sales Europe at the Volkswagen brand, commented: "The 150 millionth Volkswagen symbolizes the brand's long tradition. At the same time, the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers a glimpse of the future of mobility at Volkswagen. That is why we are delighted the GTE has been delivered to a customer in Norway, the frontrunner for e-mobility in Europe."
  • 09/28/17
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    Volkswagen's incubator programme goes into its next round: innovative mobility start-ups wanted

    Volkswagen supports innovative business ideas on the topic the mobility of the future. That is why the start-up incubator programme is kicking off its second round. Starting today, the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden invites young entrepreneurs to apply for the second round, the 2018 spring session, with their innovative mobility ideas. In coordination with the Office for Economic Development of the State Capital of Dresden and the Ideation Hub of Volkswagen Group IT, Volkswagen is looking for companies in the future-oriented fields of fleet management, car-sharing, concierge and navigation/park services, and smart home services. The website (https://ideationhub.de) will be active today from 11 a.m. for registration. New start-ups can apply here. The aim is for start-ups to develop their ideas into market-ready concepts directly at the Gläserne Manufaktur.
  • 09/12/17
    Volkswagen Group News

    The Volkswagen Group provides an insight into the SEDRIC model family

    The Volkswagen Group is consistently developing its own vision of mobility as SEDRIC. The company is presenting its latest evolution stage of the SElf-DRIving Car at the preview night on the evening before the start of the International Motor Show (IAA) 2017 in Frankfurt/Main. In future, this car will form the platform for a diverse model family. SEDRIC is the first concept car from the Volkswagen Group and it symbolises the transformation of the company from a thoroughbred vehicle manufacturer to an integrated provider of hardware, software and digital mobility services. The concept for mobility of tomorrow combines fully automated driving at Level 5, electrification and digital networking. It permits simple, convenient, sustainable and safe mobility for everybody at the touch of a button. The Volkswagen Group will achieve this vision within the concept of urban mobility and in numerous other vehicle concepts from sports cars, through luxurious touring saloons to lightweight commercial vehicles and trucks.
  • 08/24/17
    Models

    Production anniversary: 150 millionth Volkswagen leaves assembly line at main plant in Wolfsburg today

    A milestone production anniversary: over eighty years ago Volkswagen was founded. Since then, 150 million vehicles, including icons such as the Golf or the Beetle, have been built around the world at over 50 production sites in 14 countries. The brand's current product portfolio includes over 60 models worldwide. Volkswagen moves people – across the globe. Today the anniversary car, a blue Golf GTE, rolled off the assembly line in Wolfsburg. The plug-in hybrid is a symbol of the future of mobility at Volkswagen - and at the same time, it is testimony to a powerful team performance.
  • 08/01/17
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    Start-up incubator programme from Volkswagen starts with six mobility teams in the Transparent Factory

    The Transparent Factory from Volkswagen is starting a new chapter: six innovative mobility teams will today begin the new start-up incubator programme in Dresden. They now have 200 days to take their innovative ideas and develop mobility products or services which are ready for the market. Alongside Volkswagen mobility experts they will be supported by Group It's Ideation:Hub as well as experts from the SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator-Programm of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management – and with financial support from the state capital city of Dresden.
  • 06/16/17
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    Volkswagen supplies Russian GAZ Group with engines from Salzgitter 

    Volkswagen and the GAZ Group signed a contract for the supply of engines from Salzgitter to the Russian manufacturer. From 2019 onwards, the 2.0 TDI engine is to be installed on light commercial vehicles produced by GAZ. It is planned to deliver a total of 200,000 engines to Russia over a period of five years.
  • 05/24/17
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    Volkswagen intends to almost halve environmental impact of production by 2025

    The Volkswagen brand has set itself new, ambitious targets for reducing the environmental impact of production. By 2025, vehicles and components are to be produced in a way which is 45 percent more environmentally compatible than in 2010, the reference year for the current Think Blue. Factory. environmental program. This was announced by Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Brand Board of Management responsible for Production and Logistics: "We reached our environmental target of producing our vehicles 25 percent more sustainable by 2018 before the date set. We now intend to reduce environmental impact by a further 20 percent by 2025. We are on the way to the resource-optimized factory at all the locations of the brand."
  • 05/23/17
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    Wolfsburg apprentices present first GTI that also features electric drive system at Wörthersee meeting

    Tomorrow, a very special Golf GTI is to make its world debut at the Wörthersee meeting. 13 apprentices from Volkswagen and Sitech are waiting anxiously as they will be presenting the first GTI that also features electric propulsion: the Golf GTI First Decade. The name indicates that this show car is the 10th apprentices' GTI to be presented by talented young people from Wolfsburg at the traditional GTI fans' meeting in Austria. The Golf GTI First Decade was created in slightly less than nine months on the basis of ideas provided by apprentices in six vocations. In the interior and exterior design, the five women and eight men were inspired by the many and varied blue tones of water and sky on the Wörthersee.
  • 05/19/17
    Technology

    This summer, six innovative mobility teams are launching Volkswagen's start-up incubator programme

    The first six teams for the new start-up incubator at Volkswagen's Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden have been chosen: the start-ups Smart City System from Nuremberg, LoyalGo from Dortmund, Tretbox from Berlin and Ekoio from Leipzig were declared winners on Thursday evening following a pitch competition at the factory. They will move into the Gläserne Manufaktur in summer, together with the start-ups Geospin from Freiburg and CarlundCarla.de from Dresden. There they will be able to develop their ideas for the market with support from Volkswagen experts and financial support from the state capital, Dresden.
  • 05/19/17
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    Wörthersee GTI 2017, preview, part 2: 10th apprentices' GTI is "seaworthy" for Wörthersee premiere

    Volkswagen plant Wolfsburg, Quality Assurance, Final Vehicle Inspection. 13 apprentices from Volkswagen and Sitech are really wired up: this is the final quality audit for their Wörthersee GTI 2017. Experts are closely scrutinizing their unique Golf GTI. The budding skilled workers from six training vocations have equipped the car with optical and technical refinements selected in line with their own tastes – for example with an intuitive app control feature for the driver's seat using a tablet PC. The apprentices with project manager Holger Schülke are relieved and rather proud when the quality assurance people raise their thumbs appreciatively. The apprentices' GTI 2017 is "seaworthy" for its premiere on the Wörthersee on Wednesday, May 24.
  • 05/17/17
    Models

    The Wörthersee GTI 2017: Apprentices design unique car fast and efficiently using digital technologies

    The Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Vocational Training, Hall 103. Screened off by partitions, Volkswagen and Sitech apprentices are completing their work on a unique vehicle: the Wörthersee GTI 2017. The 13 apprentices in six vocations have designed, developed and built the show car in accordance with their ideas using digital technologies. In a few days, they will be presenting it at the 36th GTI meeting, which is to be held at Maria Wörth on Wörthersee from May 24 to 27.
  • 04/03/17
    Models

    Following modifications to plant, first e-Golf rolls off production line at Transparent Factory in Dresden

    Following six months of work on modifications to the Transparent Factory, the first e-Golf rolled off the production line today. In the presence of Kai Siedlatzek, Managing Director of Volkswagen Sachsen responsible for Finance, the plant management and the Works Council of the Volkswagen plant in Dresden, the first vehicle was released for delivery to a customer in Norway. The first e-Golf, painted in "oryx white pearlescent", h as a power output of 100 kW (136 PS). The power consumption is 12.7 kWh/100 km. In the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC2), the vehicle has a range of 300 kilometers. Production is to continue at the main Golf plant in Wolfsburg as well as in Dresden. Volkswagen has invested €20 million here. In addition, Dresden's most powerful public solar-powered e-mobility charging station has been commissioned in front of the Transparent Factory. For one year, four electric vehicles will be able to recharge their batteries here at the same time free of charge.
  • 03/22/17
    Technology

    At CeBIT 2017: Transparent Factory launches start-up incubator program in Dresden

    Volkswagen's Transparent Factory in Dresden is supporting innovative business ideas connected with the future of mobility. Together with the Economic Development Department of the City of Dresden, start-ups in future-oriented fields such as fleet management, car sharing, concierge and navigation/parking services as well as smart home services are to be supported. For this purpose, the Transparent Factory launched a start-up incubator program at CeBIT 2017 in Hanover today. This program is being implemented together with the Volkswagen Group IT Ideation Hub. In the presence of Dr. Martin Hofmann, CIO Volkswagen Group, Kai Siedlatzek, Managing Director of Volkswagen Sachsen responsible for Finance & Controlling, Dr. Robert Franke, Head of the Economic Development Department of the City of Dresden, and Dr. Jennifer Sarah Geffers, Head of Ideation Hub, launched the website (https://ideationhub.de) on which young start-ups can submit their applications by symbolically touching a button. The objective is that the start-ups should develop their ideas right through to market maturity at the Transparent Factory.
  • 03/03/17
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    Volkswagen Group Future Center Europe: Interdisciplinary team for the mobility of the future

    The Volkswagen Group has taken an additional important step with their digitalization strategy to create the mobility of the future by opening the Future Center Europe located in Potsdam, Germany. Launched at the Geneva Motor Show 2017, the Center has started working in its innovative team structures. Initial ideas and concepts are already there to see.
  • 03/02/17
    Company

    Focus on economy markets: Volkswagen establishes new "Sub-Saharan Africa" region

    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.
  • 03/01/17
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    Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations LLC

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  • 02/24/17
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    Milestone at Volkswagen's main plant in Wolfsburg 44 million vehicles produced

    Precisely 44 million vehicles have left Volkswagen's main plant in Wolfsburg since production started about 72 years ago. The record vehicle, a Dark Iron Golf GTE, rolled off the production line today in the presence of the plant management, the Works Council and employees.
  • 02/01/17
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    Site symposium in Wolfsburg: Focus on safeguarding the future of Vehicle Production and Components

    The site symposium held today at Volkswagen's main plant in Wolfsburg focused on aligning the plant for the future. Brand and plant management were joined by the Works Council to review 2016 and discuss concrete projects for the future at the Wolfsburg site.
  • 12/22/16
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    Developing new market potentials: Volkswagen plans integrated mobility concept in Rwanda

    Volkswagen is taking a further step to develop market potentials in Africa. On Wednesday evening, Hon. Francis Gatare, Director of the Rwanda Development Board, and Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Group South Africa, signed a memorandum of understanding for a new integrated mobility concept in Kigali in the presence of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand.
  • 12/21/16
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    Developing new market potentials: Volkswagen inaugurates vehicle production facility in Kenya

    Volkswagen is forging ahead with the regionalization of its worldwide automobile business and today inaugurated a vehicle production facility in Kenya. Together with the President of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand, was present when the first locally produced Polo Vivo rolled off the production line. With the CKD production of the bestselling car model in the sub-Saharan region, Volkswagen is stepping up its commitment to Africa. This is a key step in the development of new opportunity markets – with the right products, local partners and training in the region.
  • 11/22/16
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    TRANSFORM 2025+ Volkswagen presents its strategy for the next decade

    Volkswagen is comprehensively repositioning itself. The Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand has decided on the TRANSFORM 2025+ program which will set the course for the brand over the next decade and beyond. The new strategy focuses on clearer brand positioning across the various regions and segments, backed by significant improvements in efficiency and productivity. At the same time, the brand will be making massive investments in e-mobility and connectivity. Enthusiastic customers, earnings power ensuring a secure future, sustainable mobility and a new team culture will lay the foundation for the Volkswagen brand's journey to the future. The new vision which is valid throughout the world is: "Volkswagen: Moving People Forward".
  • 11/18/16
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    Volkswagen concludes pact for greater economic viability and a more secure future

    The Board of Management and General Works Council of Volkswagen have signed a pact for the future in Wolfsburg following constructive negotiations. This pact will initiate the return of the Volkswagen brand to a path of profitable growth. The program for the German plants with about 120,000 employees is to significantly improve the competitiveness of the Volkswagen brand and to make the company fit for the future. It will lay the foundation for the transformation of Volkswagen from a pure automaker into a successful mobility service provider in the age of digitalization and increasing e-mobility. The main focus is on reorientation across the entire value stream. By 2020, the Volkswagen brand intends to be completely repositioned. Compulsory redundancies are to be excluded and the workforce is to be reduced in a socially compatible way. At the same time, new jobs are to be created in future-oriented areas. Specifically, the pact for the future is to have a positive impact on earnings of €3.7 billion per year by 2020. Of this figure, the German facilities will account for €3.0 billion. Over the next few years, investments of about €3.5 billion in future-oriented areas of these facilities are planned. This will result in the creation of 9,000 jobs. On the other hand, there is to be a loss of up to 23,000 jobs in conventional areas in Germany, which will be accomplished in a socially compatible way.
  • 11/17/16
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    Volkswagen is to produce the new e-Golf in Dresden, too

    The Volkswagen brand is converting the Transparent Factory in Dresden into a production facility again. From April 2017, the new e-Golf is to be produced there. This was announced in Dresden on Thursday by Dr. Frank Welsch, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management responsible for Development, in the presence of Stanislaw Tillich, Prime Minister of Saxony, Martin Dulig, Minister of Economic Affairs of Saxony, and Dresden's Mayor Dirk Hilbert. In the New European Driving Cycle, the new e-Golf offers a range of up to 300 kilometers. In future, the model is to be produced at the facility in Dresden, Saxony, in addition to the main Golf plant in Wolfsburg.
  • 09/07/16
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    Volkswagen expands Africa strategy - Vehicle production in Kenya planned

    Volkswagen continues to drive forward with the regionalisation of the global automotive business. The brand is planning to start CKD production of the Polo Vivo in Kenya at the end of 2016. An agreement to that effect was signed in Nairobi today by the Kenyan Government and Thomas Schäfer, Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa in the presence of H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya. This is an important step by the Volkswagen brand towards engaging further in new emerging markets – with the right products and know-how from the region.
  • 05/30/16
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    Anniversary at Volkswagen Slovakia: 25 years of multi-brand manufacturing expertise

    Over the past 25 years, Volkswagen Slovakia has become a mainstay of the Volkswagen brand production system. On the occasion of the anniversary of the company's foundation, the Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand responsible for Production and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Slovakia, and Ralf Sacht, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Slovakia, praised the outstanding achievements of Slovakia's largest automaker at an anniversary celebration. "The Volkswagen brand needs shining examples like Volkswagen Slovakia who show how we want to produce and will produce in the future – efficiently, free from defects, flexibly and in a customer oriented way. It is worth remembering that conditions here in Bratislava are especially complex; production of six Group brands at one location is unique. This bears witness to our extremely high level of technical production expertise," Production Board Member Ulbrich emphasized in a speech to the employees in Bratislava.
  • 04/20/16
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    Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg opens competence center for technology and innovation

    Plant Manager Jens Herrmann, Head of Plant Planning André Kleb and Works Council member Jürgen Hildebrandt today opened a competence center for technology and innovation at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg. Volkswagen employees will develop and test new production technologies on-site in the center's near-production environment. The center will foster the culture of innovation at the plant still further.
  • 04/08/16
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    The Transparent Factory (Die Gläserne Manufaktur) is opening its doors today as a new showcase for electric mobility and digitalisation

    After closing for 10 days to carry out the necessary modifications, the Transparent Factory in Dresden has opened its doors today as a new showcase for the Volkswagen brand, focussed on electric mobility and digitalisation. Around 50 interactive exhibits and vehicles allow visitors to experience future mobility first-hand in a fun and informative environment. The highlight for visitors is a half-hour test drive with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The test drive is included in the ticket price for the Transparent Factory and, if pre-booked, is also offered on Sundays.
  • 04/01/16
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  • 03/18/16
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    Transparent Factory to be realigned: showcase for electromobility and digitalization to be developed

    The Transparent Factory ("Gläserne Manufaktur") is to be realigned: Volkswagen's Dresden location will open a new Volkswagen brand showcase for electromobility and digitalization on April 8. Visitors will be able to experience the future of mobility at close quarters in a playful, interactive and informative way. From March 29, the Transparent Factory will be closed for 10 days for modifications.
  • 01/10/16
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    Matthias Müller: "The USA is and remains a core market for the Volkswagen Group."

    The Volkswagen Group is firmly standing by its commitment and investment plans in the US. "The US is and remains a core market for the Volkswagen Group," CEO Matthias Müller affirmed at a press conference in Detroit on Sunday. On the eve of the North American International Motor Show which takes place there, Müller also expressed his regret about the events relating to the emissions issue. "We know we deeply disappointed our customers, the responsible government bodies, and the general public here in the US. I apologize for what went wrong at Volkswagen," Müller said, and promised: "We are totally committed to making things right."
  • 12/27/15
    Models

    Production launch for an icon: The first VW Beetle rolled off the line at the Wolfsburg plant 70 years ago

    It was shortly after the first post-war Christmas 1945 that the first of the Volkswagen Type 1 – the model which, as the Beetle, would subsequently be sold more than 21 million times – rolled off the production line. By the end of 1945 only 55 vehicles had been produced in total however. The start of mass production was a highly improvised undertaking, and material shortages hampered operations over the subsequent months. Yet the early vehicles were visible symbols of hope; a new beginning for the car plant under British control.
  • 10/06/15
    Technology

    Matthias Müller: "We will overcome this crisis"

    Speaking at a works meeting in Wolfsburg today the CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Matthias Müller, promised employees "swift and relentless clarification" of the emissions scandal. He said that what had happened went against everything the Group and its people stand for and that there was no excuse. At the same time he encouraged employees to take heart: "We can and we will overcome this crisis, because Volkswagen is a group with a strong foundation. And above all because we have the best automobile team anyone could wish for." He added that the company would do everything it could to ensure that Volkswagen continues to stand for good and secure jobs in the future.
  • 09/29/15
    Technology

    Volkswagen AG announces action plan to update diesel vehicles with EA 189 EU5 engines

    Volkswagen AG is announcing its action plan to correct the emissions characteristics of diesel vehicles.
  • 09/25/15
    Company

    Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, explains: "We are working at full speed on a solution."

    In the press release dated September 22, 2015, the Volkswagen Group announced that Volkswagen Group vehicles worldwide are affected by the current issues regarding emissions.
  • 09/22/15
    Company

    Volkswagen AG has issued the following information:

    Volkswagen is working at full speed to clarify irregularities concerning a particular software used in diesel engines. New vehicles from the Volkswagen Group with EU 6 diesel engines currently available in the European Union comply with legal requirements and environmental standards. The software in question does not affect handling, consumption or emissions. This gives clarity to customers and dealers.
  • 09/20/15
    Company

    Statement of Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG:

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board (EPA and CARB) revealed their findings that while testing diesel cars of the Volkswagen Group they have detected manipulations that violate American environmental standards.
  • 09/04/15
    Company

    Volkswagen Group inaugurates its own engine plant in Russia

    Following three years of construction, the Volkswagen Group today inaugurated its new engine plant at Kaluga in the presence of the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Thomas Schmall, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand responsible for Components, and the Governor of Kaluga Region Anatoly Artamonov. In future, the plant will produce the newly developed 1.6-litre EA211 gasoline engine, representing the most modern engine technology of the Volkswagen Group. The engines are to be used for the Volkswagen Polo and the ŠKODA Rapid produced in Kaluga, as well as for the Volkswagen Jetta and the ŠKODA Octavia and Yeti, built jointly with GAZ in Nizhny Novgorod. The annual production capacity of the engine plant will be about 150,000 units. The total investment in the plant has been about €250 million and 400 jobs in the region have been created. Volkswagen is the first foreign automaker to operate its own engine plant in Russia.

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09/28/18
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Plant productivity to increase 30 percent

Volkswagen has set itself ambitious goals with its new TRANSFORM.TOGETHER production strategy. The Board of Management sees efficiency potential of EUR 2.6 billion by 2025.
09/27/18
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“We will be one of the best in productivity”

The Volkswagen brand aims to achieve a competitive return of at least 6 percent through increased efficiency to finance key future investments from operating activities. In this way, the company will secure today’s jobs for the future. One of the biggest efficiency levers for the brand is found in production. Today in Berlin, the Volkswagen brand is presenting its new TRANSFORM.TOGETHER production strategy. The central goal is to increase productivity by 30 percent by 2025. Find out more in the interview with Dr. Andreas Tostmann, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Production, and Dr. Robert Cisek, Head of Production Strategy.
08/22/18
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“Efficient production is the key to our future success”

The Volkswagen brand is setting itself ambitious goals, with plans to increase productivity by 25 percent at all German factories by 2020. An interview with Dr. Andreas Tostmann, member of the Board of Management responsible for Production and Logistics.
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