Uwe Höhn, Thuringian Minister (Left) and Hans-Georg Festing, Executive Director – Corporate Purchase, Volkswagen India (Right) at t Volkswagen Pune Plant

Uwe Höhn, Thuringian Minister (left) and Hans-Georg Festing, Executive Director – Corporate Purchase, Volkswagen India (right) at Volkswagen Pune Plant

In a move to improve ties between Thuringian companies and their Indian counterparts, Thuringian Minister for Economy, Labour and Technology, Uwe Höhn, alongwith a 25-member strong official Thuringian delegation, visited Volkswagen’s manufacturing plant in Chakan, Pune. The delegation is visiting New Delhi, Pune and Bengaluru from 22nd to 27thApril.

The delegation, which includes members of the Thuringian Government and several top Managers of Thuringian companies, witnessed German engineering in several advanced automotive manufacturing processes in the Body Shop and Assembly Shop of the Volkswagen Pune Plant.

The delegation was informed about the various manufacturing processes some of which are unique in India. The visitors were highly impressed with the multi-brand production on the same manufacturing line and the international standards of quality followed at this facility.

The main aim of the delegation is to improve ties between Thuringian companies and their Indian counterparts, explore new opportunities for collaborations and for further extending economic relations.

The Volkswagen Pune Plant in Chakan is the biggest investment of a German car manufacturer in India so far. Since 2007, Volkswagen has invested approximately 700 Million Euro in this manufacturing facility in Chakan where currently the Volkswagen Polo and Vento models and the ŠKODA Rapid model are being manufactured.

In 2013, more than 100,000 cars were manufactured at this facility for the domestic market as well as for exports to more than 32 countries across three continents.

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