Volkswagen do Brasil has three vehicle plants and one engine plant. The three facilities for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles are complete production units.
Anchieta plant. The Anchieta plant in São Bernardo do Campo – about 20 km from São Paulo – was the first Volkswagen plant in Brazil and the first Volkswagen plant outside Germany. The plant was established in 1957 and the headquarters and development department of Volkswagen do Brasil are also located here. The plant was officially inaugurated in 1959. Since its inauguration, the plant has produced more than 13.8 million vehicles. The production site in Anchieta covers an area of 1,000,000 m². A total of 8,680 employees produce the New Polo, Virtus, Saveiro and Saveiro Cross.
Taubaté plant. The plant in Taubaté, founded in 1976, is located on a site with an area of 393,000 m² about 150 km from São Paulo. A total of 3,258 employees produce the up!, cross up!, Gol and Voyage at the plant.
São Carlos plant. The engine plant in São Carlos – which started operations in October 1996 – has an area of 95,000 m² and is located some 240 km from São Paulo. A total of 984 employees produce the entire range of petrol and flex-fuel engines of EA111 1.6l and EA211 1.0l MPI, 1.0l TSI, 1.4l TSI e 1.6l MSI.
Curitiba plant. The fourth and most recently built plant of Volkswagen do Brasil (founded in January 1999) is located in the state of Paraná – more precisely in São José dos Pinhais, about 420 km from São Paulo. At this plant, which has an area of 333,000m², a total of 2,549 Volkswagen employees produce the T-Cross, Fox, Golf, Audi A3 Sedan and Q3 SUV.