11,111,111th Polo leaves assembly line at Volkswagen Group
German President Köhler is guest at production anniversary in Pune
Wolfsburg / Pune, February 4, 2010 – On his first state visit to India, Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, today visited the Volkswagen plant in Pune. The German President joined Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG with responsibility for ‘Group Production’, and Jörg Müller, President and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group
Heizmann welcomed the German President to the plant which was opened in 2009 and is a key element in Volkswagen’s growth roadmap in the Indian subcontinent. As Heizmann emphasized: “The scale of investment to date and the sustainable employment opportunities for people from the region underscore Volkswagen’s long-term commitment to
Only two weeks ago, the Polo was named “Car of the Year 2010”, one of the most prestigious awards in
At the event celebrating the roll-out of the 11,111,111th Polo, the German President toured the new Volkswagen plant in
The Pune plant is one of the most modern in the Volkswagen Group and covers all stages in the production process from press shop through body shop and paint shop to final assembly. It has a maximum annual capacity of 110,000 vehicles. In addition to the Volkswagen Polo, the Pune plant also builds the Škoda Fabia.
With a total financial commitment amounting to 580 million euros, the Volkswagen plant in Pune is the largest investment to date by a German company in