German President Joachim Gauck visits Volkswagen in Brazil

Posted on 14. May, 2013 by in Volkswagen Canada

German President Joachim Gauck currently visited Volkswagen’s Brazilian plant in Anchieta in a state of São Paulo. He was perceived by Dr. Michael Macht, Member of a Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft obliged for Group prolongation and a South America region. Accompanied by Thomas Schmall, President of Volkswagen do Brasil, Gauck noticed a Volkswagen Gol public line and gained an overview of a innovative products and prolongation processes of Volkswagen do Brasil.

Up to 2016, a Volkswagen Group is investing €3.4 billion in Brazil in new products and technologies as good as a enlargement of prolongation capacities. “We place sold importance on tolerable prolongation during a 6 plants in Brazil and a enlargement of renewable appetite era in Brazil. Through these investments, we will be creation a plants even some-more environmentally concordant and efficient,” pronounced Dr. Macht.

President Gauck visited a vocational training centre during a Anchieta plant. The centre is operated by Volkswagen do Brasil and SENAI, a National Service for Industrial Apprenticeships. Since 1973, some-more than 6000 learned workers have been lerned during a plant on a basement of a German twin indication of vocational training.

Gauck afterwards sensitive himself about a many sustainability projects of Volkswagen do Brasil. The President was welcomed by “Coral da Gente”, a choir consisting of children from a deprived districts of São Paulo. Another building section of Volkswagen’s extensive amicable joining in Brazil is a beginning “A Chance to Play”, a module instituted by a Group Works Council of Volkswagen and assist classification terre des hommes. The plan aims to urge a destiny prospects of children and immature people in deprived areas of Brazil. Sport, training and investigate opportunities for tens of thousands of immature people are supported. In addition, Volkswagen do Brasil is installing H2O pumps in a driest regions of Brazil within a horizon of a “Bomba d’Água Popular” project,. Since 2005, some-more than 1000 pumps have been commissioned to supply H2O giveaway of assign to 140,000 people in Brazil.

Volkswagen has turn a engine for environmental sustainability in Brazil. In Mar 2003, a association already launched flex-fuel vehicles. More than 86% of all new cars in Brazil now underline this powertrain record that allows operation regulating gasoline and/or bio-ethanol, that cuts CO2 emissions.
As one of a initial automakers in Brazil, Volkswagen is also investing in a era of appetite from renewable sources. Since 2010, Volkswagen has taken roughly 20 percent of a appetite it needs from a possess Anhanguera hydropower plant, also located in a state of São Paulo. Volkswagen skeleton a construction of a second hydropower plant in Brazil and by this association intends to lift a share of immature appetite to some-more than 90 percent in a future, with around 40 percent being granted from a possess facilities.

Volkswagen do Brasil is also concerned in a vast series of inlet refuge projects in a São Paulo region. For example, around a fountainhead for Anhanguera hydropower plant, Volkswagen has combined a immature belt with a length of 5.8 kilometers and an area of 116 hectares. This wooded area forms partial of a reforestation module for over 100 inland tree species.

On Mar 23, 2013, Volkswagen do Brasil distinguished a 60th anniversary. With a sum of some-more than 20 million vehicles produced, Volkswagen is a largest automaker in Brazil and also a largest exporter in a Brazilian car industry. To date, Volkswagen has exported some-more than 3 million vehicles to 147 countries. In 2012, a Volkswagen Gol was Brazil’s best-selling car for a 26th year in succession.



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