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 […]
Following the recent announcement that Chris Craft will become Managing Director of Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd. on 1 April, it has been confirmed that Robert Hazelwood will move from his current role as Director of ŠKODA UK to replace Chris as Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars. He will take over his new responsibilities on […]
Andy Stuart has been appointed to the role of Planning and Strategy Manager for Volkswagen Fleet Services. He succeeds Trevor Phillips who has taken on a new position within the ŠKODA brand of the Volkswagen Group. Andy, 36, joined the Volkswagen Group in 1998 as a Graduate Trainee. He has held a number of roles […]
Sielaff will also assume responsibility for Group Interior Design Wolfsburg, December 21, 2011: Stefan Sielaff (49), currently Head of Audi Design, has been appointed Head of the Volkswagen Design Centre in Potsdam effective February 1, 2012. He succeeds Thomas Ingenlath, who is leaving the company. Sielaff will also assume responsibility for Group Interior Design at […]
Dr. Thomas Steg appointed Volkswagen Group General Representative for External Relations and Government Relations
Wolfsburg, 19 December 2011 – Dr. Thomas Steg (51) has been appointed the Volkswagen Group General Representative for External Relations and Government Relations effective February 1, 2012.
7.51 million vehicles delivered from January to November / +13.9 per cent* 15.3 per cent increase for month of November / 711,400 vehicles delivered* Group Board Member for Sales Klingler: “Target to top annual eight million units for first time within reach” Wolfsburg, December 16, 2011: Global vehicle deliveries by the Volkswagen Group grew further […]
Rise of 22.5 per cent achieved by November 2011 High growth in South America and Europe Hannover, 15 November 2011: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles continued to record rising sales figures over the last eleven months with Europe’s market leader delivering 479,000 light commercials during this period around the world – a rise of 22.5 per cent […]
7.51 million vehicles delivered from January to November / +13.9 percent* 15.3 percent increase for month of November / 711,400 vehicles delivered* Group Board Member for Sales Klingler: “Target to top annual eight million units for first time within reach” Wolfsburg, 16 December 2011 – Global vehicle deliveries by the Volkswagen Group grew further in […]
Wolfsburg, December 13, 2011: The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand handed over 4.69 (January-November 2010: 4.18) million vehicles to customers worldwide from January to November 2011. The company therefore grew deliveries by 12.4 per cent compared with the comparable prior-year period.
Pavilion open to visitors again since July 17 The Volkswagen brand pavilion has now been officially handed over by Christian Klingler, Management Board Member of the Volkswagen Passenger Car Brand Responsible for Sales and Marketing, to Otto Ferdinand Wachs, Managing Director of Autostadt. The brand pavilion reopened to visitors in mid-July following six months of […]
38 extra shifts and 50,000 more vehicles produced at main plant in Wolfsburg Winterkorn: “Successful year in 2011, expectations for 2012 more cautious” Wolfsburg, 06 December 2011 – The CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, highly commended the performance of the workforce in 2011.
Since 2001 Volkswagen has combined the production of the Phaeton in Dresden with commitment to culture. Volkswagen opened Transparent Factory on 11 December 2001 in the centre of Dresden. To this day, the Factory and the Phaeton which is built here stand for top quality, traditional craftsmanship and timeless elegance.
Rob Taylor is to join the Volkswagen Fleet Services team as Marketing Manager from 16 December, replacing Cheryle Kateley who is leaving the business temporarily after 15 years to take a sabbatical. Rob is no stranger to the Volkswagen Group, having held the position of National Communications Manager within the SEAT brand since 2006. He […]
Wolfsburg, November 15, 2011 – The Volkswagen Group is to expand its Government relations and liaison with associations in the United Kingdom. Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen has agreed to perform these duties. He was latterly Chairman of Bentley and has close ties with the British market. He will be supported by Mike Hawes who will assume […]
Acquisition of majority shareholding in MAN SE completed All parties convinced of industrial logic Annual synergies in triple-digit million range possible Wolfsburg, November 9, 2011: The Volkswagen Group has moved a key step closer towards realising its goal of an integrated commercial vehicles group consisting of MAN, Scania and Volkswagen by the acquisition of the […]
XAVIER CHARDON TO BE NEW HEAD OF SALES EUROPE OF THE VOLKSWAGEN PASSENGER CARS BRAND FROM JANUARY 1, 2012 Alain Favey to become CEO of Porsche Holding Salzburg Porsche Holding CEO Wolf-Dieter Hellmaier to retire Wolfsburg, November 3, 2011: Xavier Chardon (40) is to be the new Head of Sales Europe of the Volkswagen Passenger […]
VOLKSWAGEN RECEIVES APPROVAL FROM CHINESE COMPETITION AUTHORITIES TO INCREASE ITS SHAREHOLDING IN MAN All completion conditions for acquiring the majority shareholding have therefore been fulfilled Wolfsburg, November 03, 2011: The Volkswagen Group has realised a further decisive step on its way towards an integrated commercial vehicles group consisting of MAN, Scania and Volkswagen: The Chinese […]
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has appointed a new director, Alex Smith, 37, who will take up the role on 1 November, replacing Simon Elliott who recently accepted a new position as Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Ireland. Alex is currently Head of Retail Operations for Volkswagen Passenger Cars.
Important milestone towards an integrated commercial vehicles group Wolfsburg, September 26, 2011: The Volkswagen Group has reached a further important milestone on its way towards an integrated commercial vehicles group consisting of MAN, Scania and Volkswagen. Volkswagen AG has received approval from the EU Commission to increase its holding in MAN SE in line with […]
Sixty years ago today, the first Volkswagen Beetle was produced in Uitenhage, South Africa. The date 31 August 1951 is a significant date both for Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) and the many South Africans who have either owned one of its cars or been employed at the Company. Since then, VWSA has produced over […]
As Volkswagen Group South Africa readies to celebrate its 60th anniversary in the country on Wednesday (31 August 2011), it took stock of its position in the industry in Centurion today. Volkswagen Group South Africa Managing Director, David Powels, spoke at the opening of the Company’s new Training Academy at its Centurion site in Gauteng. […]