Volkswagen India recently rolls-out 100,000th car from its manufacturing plant in Chakan, Pune. The production of the 100,000th car has taken the German automaker 2 years from the start of production in May 2009. The 100,000th car to roll out was a Volkswagen Vento from the final check point at the plant.
Just five months after, Volkswagen rolled out the 50,000th car from their Chakan plant, currently the plant produces the Volkswagen Polo, Vento and the Skoda Fabia. Volkswagen’s plant in Aurangabad assembles the Jetta, Passat, Laura and Superb.
The Chakan plant covers all stages in the production process from press shop to body shop and paint shop to final assembly and it has a capacity of 130,000 cars. The plant was built in a record time of 17 months, with an investment commitment of Rs 3800 crores, the largest investment to date by a German company in India. Volkswagen Group has 62 plants globally.
“We inaugurated the plant in March 2009 and our India journey since then has been exciting and enriching. I would like to thank our strong team of committed and experienced employees for their relentless efforts in achieving the completion of 100,000 cars in such a short time period. With this remarkable figure, we have proved that the cars built at the Pune plant demonstrates the excellence created when German engineering prowess interacts perfectly with Indian skills,” Mr. Holger Nestler, Executive Director, Technical, Volkswagen India, said.
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