When in 1937 the company known as "Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH" was founded, no one could have guessed that it would one day be Europe's largest carmaker. The history of the company - with all its trials and tribulations - is first and foremost a story of impressive success.
The Volkswagen Pune Plant.
Headquartered in Pune, Maharashtra, the Volkswagen Group in India is represented by five brands: SKODA, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini. The Indian journey began with the launch of SKODA in 2001. Audi and Volkswagen entered in 2007, while Lamborghini and Porsche were introduced in 2012. Today, the Group upholds its mantle of superior engineering, with plants in Pune and Aurangabad working seamlessly to manufacture the world's most loved cars. From low-consumption small cars to luxury class vehicles, each car is convincingly worthy of its place on the road. This benchmark, that is truly gold standard, has helmed the group in its operations across 100 production plants around the world. More than 500,000 employees are involved in vehicle-manufacturing services and their related processes. Together, they produce about 30,000 vehicles each working day.
Indian Spirit Meets German Excellence
The plant has a production capacity of up to 200,000 vehicles a year in a full three shift system. The Honourable Governor of Maharashtra, His Excellency Shri. S. C. Jamir and Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, officially inaugurated the new plant on March 31, 2009, in the presence of nearly 500 international guests.