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Volkswagen Group South Africa to invest in excess of R4.5 billion by 2017 for new products and infrastructure

Thomas Schaefer, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) announced the next phase of major new investments in the factory in Uitenage, its supplier base and the training of employees for the next generation of products to be manufactured in South Africa. Volkswagen Group South Africa announces plans to invest over R4.5 billion for […]

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Volkswagen South Africa is THE Top Employer to work for in South Africa

For the fourth consecutive year, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has been certified by the Top Employer Institute as a Top Employer in South Africa.

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Volkswagen wins International Communication Award

Volkswagen Group South Africa accepted the *International Association of Business Communicator’s (IABC) highest award for Internal Communication Research in Toronto, Canada earlier this month.

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VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA RELEASES 2013 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

Report highlights company’s sustainability and philanthropic efforts in the United States, and commitment to diversity and inclusion Herndon, VA (March 6, 2014) – Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) today released its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, “At Home in America.” The report provides an update on the Volkswagen family’s environmental sustainability initiatives, commitment to […]

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Carla Wentzel Volkswagen South Africa Sales and Marketing

Carla Wentzel appointed to head Sales and Marketing of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand Volkswagen Group South Africa has appointed Carla Wentzel to the position of General Manager: Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand with immediate effect.

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Volkswagen Group South Africa’s Contact Centre rated best internationally

Volkswagen Group South Africa’s Customer Interaction Centre (CIC) walked away with two gold awards at the prestigious international customer service industry awards held recently in Las Vegas, USA. The Uitenhage-based contact centre, was awarded gold in the categories of Best medium-sized Contact Centre and Best Human Resources Practices.  The awards were a culmination of three […]

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Mike Glendinning and Petra Hoffmann Volkswagen South Africa Marketing

Volkswagen Group South Africa announces changes at Board Level Mike Glendinning Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) Sales and Marketing Director appointed as Vice President Sales and Marketing at Volkswagen Mexico Petra Hoffmann Head of Volkswagen Sales and Marketing, Group Genuine Parts and Service in Kassel appointed as Sales and Marketing Director for Volkswagen Group South […]

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Start of 2013 pay negotiations at Volkswagen

Chief negotiator Rosik: Dramatic deterioration on European market, competitiveness must not be compromised Wolfsburg/Hanover, 06 May 2013 – The negotiating committees of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and the IG Metall trade union met today in Hanover for the start of pay negotiations.

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Volkswagen Group honors its best apprentices from all over the world

“Best Apprentice Award 2012” for 29 young talents from 13 countries Wolfsburg/Munich, 30 November 2012 – The Volkswagen Group today presented its “Best Apprentice Award 2012” to its top young achievers from all over the world. The award for excellence and professional competence during their vocational training was conferred on six women and 23 men […]

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Jacques Rivoal to head Volkswagen Group France effective January 2, 2013

Marie Christine Caubet to retire Wolfsburg, 29 November 2012 – Jacques Rivoal (54) will become President of Volkswagen Group France, effective January 2, 2013. He takes over from Marie Christine Caubet (61), who is set to retire.

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Volkswagen South Africa Manufacturing in Uitenhage

Volkswagen introduces a holistic programme for environmentally responsible manufacturing Volkswagen South Africa has introduced a holistic programme for environmentally responsible manufacturing at its plant in Uitenhage. Think Blue. Factory is the extension of Think Blue. philosophy into Volkswagen production plants worldwide. Think Blue. is Volkswagen’s global initiative that intends to address how individual mobility and […]

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Volkswagen Group South Africa recognised for its outstanding employee offerings

Volkswagen Group South Africa has been certified by the CRF Institute as a Best Employer South Africa for the second year in a row. Volkswagen was one of 74 organisations recognised in the 2012/2013 research into the Human Resources policies and practices of leading South African employers.

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VOLKSWAGEN DELIVERS MORE CARS IN PERIOD TO JULY +10.4 PER CENT

Wolfsburg, August 22, 2012 – The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand handed over 3.26 (January-July 2011: 2.95; +10.4 per cent) million vehicles to customers worldwide from January to July. The brand recorded an increase of 11.9 per cent to 468,300 (July 2011: 418,600) units for the month of July. “The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand has grown […]

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Volkswagen opens new vehicle plant in China

Production of Volkswagen Polo starts in Yizheng New plant sets environmental standards Wolfsburg / Yizheng, 26 July 2012 – The Volkswagen Group is creating new capacities in the growing market of China. Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, who is to be responsible for the new “China” Board […]

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Volkswagen Group South Africaawarded a Level 4 rating for the third consecutive year

Volkswagen Group South Africaawarded a Level 4 rating for the third consecutive year Volkswagen Group South Africa has again been awarded Level 4 rating (100% contribution level) in its 2011Broad-Based Black EconomicEmpowerment (B-BBEE) scorecard. Nonkqubela Maliza, Director of Corporate and Government Affairs at Volkswagen Group South Africamade the announcement today, saying the rating by an […]

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VOLKSWAGEN AND PORSCHE CREATE INTEGRATED AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

Accelerated integration model permits combination of automotive business with expected effect as from August 1, 2012 Porsche’s automotive business will be contributed in full to the Volkswagen Group ahead of schedule for around €4.46 billion plus one Volkswagen ordinary share Net synergies of approximately €320 million from the accelerated integration will be split 50:50 between […]

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VOLKSWAGEN GROUP UK AND VOLKSWAGEN FINANCIAL SERVICES ARE GREAT PLACES TO WORK – AND THAT’S OFFICIAL

Volkswagen Group and Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) are well known for producing a great range of award-winning vehicles with affordable finance packages.  But today they have also been officially recognised as great employers, having been ranked in the winning list of large companies in the 2012 Great Place to Work®survey.

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Volkswagen partners with Numsa to launch John Gomomo Bursary Fund

Volkswagen Group South Africa has partnered with Volkswagen’s National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) to launch the John Gomomo Bursary Fund. The funding for this bursary scheme comes from the Work Security Fund which provides training to retrenched employees and unemployed persons. The fund also provides scholarships and bursaries as well as adult […]

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VOLKSWAGEN GROUP CREATES NEW CUSTOMER QUALITY DIRECTOR ROLE

Alison Jones promoted to Board of Management in drive for customer focus With effect from June 1, Alison Jones is promoted from her current position as Head of Operations at Audi UK into the newly created role of Customer Quality Director on the Volkswagen Group UK Board of Management. Alison will lead the Group-wide drive […]

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Volkswagen Group continues to be number one in European key account business

Wolfsburg, 11 May 2012 – The Volkswagen Group has confirmed its leadership in the five largest individual EU markets, Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain and Italy. According to Dataforce, a total of 155,433 vehicles from the Wolfsburg-based Group’s passenger car brands Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT and ŠKODA were registered in the fleet market (true fleet >1) […]

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AMAROK ASSEMBLY TO BEGIN AT VOLKSWAGEN’S HANOVER PLANT

Future European Amarok contingent to be made in Hanover Series production to start end of June 2012 Hanover, May 3, 2012. Today Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony David McAllister, and the Lord Mayor of Hanover Stephan Weil, together with Chairman of […]

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Volkswagen Group South Africa maintains its top position in the passenger car market

Volkswagen Group South Africa has maintained its top position in the passenger car market with total sales of 8 239 units and market share of 21.1% in March 2012. In March 2012, a total of 38 970 new passenger cars were sold in South Africa, an increase of 7.2% when compared to February 2012 and by 10.8 […]

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Jost Capito to Head Volkswagen Motorsport

Wolfsburg, March 29, 2012 – Jost Capito (53) is to head Volkswagen Motorsport effective May 1, 2012. He takes over from Kris Nissen (51), who will support his successor during the transition phase and subsequently assist the Group in an advisory capacity. Jost Capito moves to the Volkswagen Group from Ford Motor Company USA. He […]

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Bram Schot to Head Sales and Marketing at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Wolfsburg, March 14, 2012 – Bram Schot (50) has been given executive responsibility for sales and marketing at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles effective April 1, 2012. Schot succeeds Harald Schomburg, who will leave the company by mutual consent once the transition to his successor has been completed. Bram Schot joined the Volkswagen Group in 2011, initially […]

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