The headquarters and the vehicle and component plants of Volkswagen de México are located in Puebla, the capital of the federal state of the same name, 74 miles south east of Mexico City. A Volkswagen engine plant was opened in Silao in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato in January 2013. The Volkswagen plant in Puebla is the largest automobile factory in Mexico and also one of the largest vehicle plants in the Volkswagen Group. All the production processes needed, including the stamping of body parts and the production of engines, axles and catalytic converters, take place here. The Puebla plant produces the models: Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Cabriolet, Golf, Golf SportWagen and Tiguan Long Version.
The engines plant in Silao started its operations in January 2013. This factory supplies the third generation of EA888 engines family to the Volkswagen vehicle plants in Puebla, Mexico, and Chattanooga, USA; Audi plant, in San Jose Chiapa, Puebla, and VW do Brasil. It is designed for an annual capacity of 420,000 engines and the plant site has a total area of 60 hectares.