Volkswagen builds new plant in Changsha, south-central China

Posted on 16. May, 2013 by in Volkswagen Canada

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• Planned annual ability of 300,000 vehicles
• Contract signing rite and ground-breaking

Today’s ground-breaking noted a commencement of construction work on a new Volkswagen automobile plant in Changsha in a range of Hunan, south-central China. The bureau is being built in team-work with a Chinese corner try Shanghai-Volkswagen (SVW). “We are expanding a ability in China to 4 million vehicles per year by 2018 in sequence to accommodate direct from a Chinese customers”, Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of a Board of Management of Volkswagen AG with shortcoming for “China” and President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China, pronounced during a agreement signing rite and ground-breaking in Changsha.

The new plant in Changsha is scheduled for execution finish of 2015 and will make approx. 300,000 vehicles per year. A finish prolongation trickery with press shop, physique shop, paint emporium and final public is being built. Priority is being given to shortening appetite and H2O expenditure as good as CO2 and well-off emissions, and to slicing behind rubbish volumes in line with a “Think Blue. Factory.” program. According to Heizmann: “We will accommodate a environmental shortcoming in Changsha and set another miracle in resource-efficient prolongation with a new factory.”

The Changsha plant is partial of a €9.8 billion investment module being satisfied by a dual Chinese corner ventures in a duration to 2015. The aim of a investment projects financed from a money upsurge of a dual corner ventures Shanghai-Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen is to connect a Volkswagen Group’s heading position on a Chinese newcomer automobile market. The investments concentration on building new models and expanding prolongation capacity. The Changsha bureau is one of 7 new plants to be built in China this year and over a entrance years. The plants will also emanate new learned jobs.

Shanghai-Volkswagen now operates automobile plants in Shanghai and Nanjing as good as Yizheng in a range of Jiangsu. Further factories are being built in Ningbo and in Urumqi underneath a “Go West” strategy.

FAW-Volkswagen operates automobile plants in Changchun and Chengdu. The bureau in Foshan that is now underneath construction will be FAW-Volkswagen’s initial plant in Southern China.

Together with a partners FAW-Volkswagen and Shanghai-Volkswagen, a Volkswagen Group now builds 20 models of a Volkswagen, ŠKODA and Audi brands in China.

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