Wednesday, May 20, 2009


The Volkswagen Group with it’s headquarter in Wolfsburg is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest car producer in Europe. In 2006, the Group increased the number of vehicles delivered to customers to 5.734 million (2005: 5.243 million), corresponding to a 9.7 percent share of the world passenger car market.

In Western Europe, the largest car market in the world, nearly every fifth new car (19.9 percent) comes from the Volkswagen Group. The turnover increased in 2006 to 104.9 billion Euro (2005: 95.3 billion). The result according to taxes amounted to 2.75 billion Euro in the last financial year (2005: 1.12 billion).
The Group consists of eight brands: Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

Each brand has its own character and operates as an independent entity on the market. The product range extends from low-consumption small cars to luxury class vehicles. In the commercial vehicle sector, the product offering spans pick ups, busses and heavy trucks.

The Group operates 44 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries in Europe and in a further six countries in America, Asia and Africa. A workforce of over 325,000 people all around the globe produces over 24,500 vehicles per working day, as well as providing vehicle-related services. The Volkswagen Group's models are sold in more than 150 countries.
The aim of the Group is to offer attractive, safe, environmentally friendly vehicles which are competitive on increasingly tough markets and represent the global benchmark in their respective classes

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