It is no secret that Volkswagen is looking to drastically improve sales this year, hoping to take the number one spot in the United States. They are working tirelessly to achieve this goal while looking even further ahead into the future and setting lofty goals to aid in sales and profit. According to the Volkswagen Group they are planning on increasing the production of their vehicle by having 100 production locations around the world by 2018. They are even considering opening an American production plant for their Audi brand, as well as in Southeast Asia and China. They currently have 70 production locations. The addition of these locations is a result of Volkswagen’s overtaking of the MAN, Germany’s largest truck maker. Their Southeast Asia expansion of production plants is highly anticipated as is the part production expansion in Mexico. These additions and expansions are one of the avenues Volkswagen is taking in order to achieve their 10 million production goal by 2018.
Volkswagen’s production chief, Michael Macht commented:
“In China, we are working on new production locations in Foshan, Yizheng and Ningbo,” Macht said. In addition VW will develop components works in the region.
“The total is about 28 billion euros by 2016 in Germany alone. That makes it more than clear that Germany is at the forefront as a Volkswagen manufacturing center compared with other countries.”
“With our groupwide production strategy and by maintaining strict discipline in implementing our modular platforms strategy, we will master this Herculean task,” Macht said.
Taking part in this expansion will be lucrative in order for the company to keep moving in the intended direction. You can do so by choosing to shop at your local MO new and used Volkswagen dealer.