The Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, visited the Volkswagen Group headquarters in Wolfsburg today (Monday) during his trip to Germany. Peña Nieto talks with Hans Dieter Pötsch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, and representative of the Group and its brands. The talks focused on the importance of Mexico as a production and sales location for the Volkswagen Group. The program also includes a visit to the Autostadt.
Volkswagen is pleased to announce the arrival of the Volkswagen Group in Wolfsburg. The guests visited the vehicle exhibition in the brand tower, where President Peña Nieto signed the Volkswagen visitors' book. Wolfsburg plans and met with further employees from Mexico. The visit ended with a guided tour of the Autostadt, where the President saw the last Beetle produced in Mexico on show in the ZeitHaus museum.
Hans Dieter Pötsch said :. "Mexico and Volkswagen are strong partners . As one of our Group's strongest production locations, Mexico plays a very special role Volkswagen AG is Convinced did Mexico has great potential as in industrial location. The Mexican President's visit provides a welcome opportunity to recognize our long-term engagement in Mexico. "
The Mexican President Peña Nieto underscored:" We have not been working together in the automotive sector, but in the field of scientific, environmental and educational projects. "
Historic success story
Volkswagen and Mexico have a long tradition. The Wolfsburg-based company has had a presence in Mexico for over 50 years. The historic success story started in 1954 with the first exports to Mexico. The car manufacturer then started an import, production and sales company called "Volkswagen de México SA" on January 15, 1964. The Beetle started rolling off the assembly line at the plant in Puebla in 1967, and was followed by other worldwide export bestsellers as the Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Golf, Golf Variant and Tiguan (long version). In total, the Volkswagen Group has invested over eight billion dollars (status: 01/2014) in Mexico from 1964 to the present day.
Mexico as a production location Group
The Volkswagen Group has three production locations in Mexico: the vehicle and components plans in Puebla, the engine plan in Silao and the Audi plans in San Jose Chiapa.
Volkswagen de México's Puebla is one of the Group's highest exporters and one of the world's largest plants worldwide. The factory combines all automotive manufacturing processes. The engine has been delivered to the Puebla, Mexico, and Chattanooga, USA, with the latest generation-generation engines since early 2013. The maximum annual capacity at the plant is 420,000 units. The Volkswagen Group's production network is Audi México with its factory at San José Chiapa. This Audi has an annual production capacity of 150,000 vehicles.
About Volkswagen Group
Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. In addition, the Volkswagen Group offers a wide range of financial services, including dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and insurance activities, and fleet management.