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Chancellor Merkel and India's Prime Minister Modi are Volkswagen's guests at Hannover Messe 2015

Wolfsburg / Hanover, April 13, 2015 – Chancellor Angela Merkel and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi found out more about technological innovation at Volkswagen on their visit to Hannover Messe 2015. The visit focused on the Group’s commitment in India. During their tour of the exhibition stand, the guests learnt more about production of the Volkswagen Vento, which is built at the Indian plant in Pune and exported to over 30 countries worldwide. The delegation was welcomed by the CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, together with two apprentices from the Volkswagen factory in Pune.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Page 1 of 2 German Chancellor Merkel and India’s Prime Minister Modi are Volkswagen’s guests at Hannover Messe 2015  Merkel and Modi find out more about vocational training at Volkswagen in India  One main topic: Volkswagen Vento exports from Pune Plant  Human-robot co-operation gives glimpse of tomorrow’s workplace Wolfsburg / Hanover, April 13, 2015 – Chancellor Angela Merkel and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi found out more about technological innovation at Volkswagen on their visit to Hannover Messe 2015. The visit focused on the Group’s commitment in India. During their tour of the exhibition stand, the guests learnt more about production of the Volkswagen Vento, which is built at the Indian plant in Pune and exported to over 30 countries worldwide. The delegation was welcomed by the CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, together with two apprentices from the Volkswagen factory in Pune. "India is and will remain an important strategic growth market for the Volkswagen Group. We are convinced that Volkswagen will take on a key role in the Indian automobile market in the long term. We are driving localization in India forward with our new engine assembly plant in Pune”, said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft. One of the exhibits presented to the guests was a Volkswagen Vento, a model specially designed for the Indian market and built at the Volkswagen plant in Pune. Prime Minister Modi and Chancellor Merkel also talked to two young Indian apprentices who are training at the Pune site, and were particularly interested in Volkswagen’s approach to developing young talent in India. Dual vocational training is a key to good skilled workmanship, not just in Germany, but worldwide. Today, the Volkswagen Group already trains three quarters of its 18,500 apprentices worldwide based on the German dual vocational training principle.
  • 2. Page 2 of 2 About Volkswagen Group India: With its headquarters in Pune, Maharashtra, the Volkswagen Group is represented by five passenger car brands in India: Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche, ŠKODA, and Volkswagen. The Volkswagen Group has been present in India for the last 14 years and began its India journey with the entry of the ŠKODA brand in 2001. The Audi brand and Volkswagen brand entered India in 2007, while Porsche brand and Lamborghini brand followed in 2012. Each brand has its own character and operates as an independent entity in the market. Volkswagen Group India has over 25 models in India and over 240 dealerships and is operating through two plants – Pune and Aurangabad. The Pune Plant has a manufacturing capacity of 130,000 cars per year (in current two-shift system) and is currently manufacturing Volkswagen Polo and Vento and ŠKODA Rapid. The Aurangabad Plant caters to various premium and luxury models of Audi, ŠKODA and Volkswagen sold in India and has an annual capacity of approximately 89,000. Volkswagen Group India is a part of Volkswagen AG, which is globally represented by 12 brands - Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati, Lamborghini, Porsche, Scania, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge), MAN and Volkswagen Passenger Cars. For more details, please contact: Volkswagen Group India Communication Contact: Hermann Prax / Adhish Alawani Phone: +91-8554997356 / +91-7875557435 E-mail: hermann.prax@volkswagen.co.in / adhish.alawani@volkswagen.co.in 6-Degrees PR Contact: Naina Shetty / Nanditha Harnath Phone: +91 9819703379/ +91 9619855092 E-mail: nainas@sixdegreespr.co.in, nandithah@sixdegreespr.co.in