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VW India rolls out one millionth car from Chakan

08/05/2019 | Author: Autoguide | 0 Comments Back To Home   < Previous News   |   Next news >

Volkswagen Pune plant rolls out one millionth car

Volkswagen’s Pune plant at Chakan achieved an important milestone as one millionth car rolled out of its assembly line on April 19.
 
The celebratory car, the made-for-India Volkswagen carbon steel Ameo, rolled out in the presence of Mr. Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, the top management of Volkswagen Pune plant and some of the oldest employees who have been part of the production department since a decade.   
 
The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility became operational on March 31, 2009 with the production of the first car, the Skoda Fabia. Three more models – Volkswagen Polo, Vento and Skoda Rapid soon started rolling off the production site by end of 2010. 
 
The plant which was initially set up for catering to the Indian market, also started exporting cars to various other markets beginning with South Africa in 2012. Mexico went on to become one of the most important destinations for the made-in-India cars and the Vento quickly became the highest selling Volkswagen in that market. Today, more than 4,00,000 cars manufactured from the Volkswagen Pune plant have reached more than 50 different countries across four continents, including Asia, Africa, North America and South America. 
 
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Boparai said, “Volkswagen India’s production facility is a global benchmark in quality and technological advancement in manufacturing, and it has remained the backbone of our growth narrative in India. On behalf of the entire management, I would like to congratulate the team at Volkswagen India who have worked relentlessly on achieving this milestone today.” 
 
Mr. Knapp commented: “The one millionth roll-out of a Volkswagen carline is a testament of our strong brand equity in a dynamic and evolving market like India. This milestone is dedicated to all our employees, customers and strong network that have contributed significantly for the growth of our brand in India.”
 

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