Volkswagen Group intends to figure digital change together with partners from a supply industry

Posted on 18. Oct, 2016 by in Volkswagen Canada

Members of a Boards of Management of a Volkswagen Group and code visited comparison partners in a FAST (Future Automotive Supply Track) commencement during a International Suppliers Fair (IZB). The sign of this year’s heading attention showcase for suppliers was “Digitalization of mobility”. The Volkswagen Group is heightening a efforts to master digital change and a compared mutation in a automotive attention together with suppliers in a future-oriented way. Following a successful launch, a Volkswagen Group is expanding a FAST commencement to other materials groups such as components for a connected car. To date, 55 vital partners for 61 fields of cunning have been named underneath a FAST initiative.

Matthias Müller, Chairman of a Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, is convinced: “The digitalization of mobility is one of a pivotal trends in a industry. It is therefore usually judicious that this subject should be a categorical concentration here during a International Suppliers Fair over a subsequent few days. Digital networking is changing a business and their expectations concerning ‘mobility’. It is changing a products. And it is changing a approach we develop, source, furnish and marketplace these products. We intend to figure this epoch-making mutation together with a partners from a supply industry.”

In June, a Group launched a “TOGETHER – Strategy 2025”, that defines a extensive mutation routine for a Volkswagen Group. Together with digitalization, foundation and mobility services, one of a cornerstones of this plan is a stronger importance on partnerships to place a innovative energy of a Group on an even broader footing.

With anxiety to a sign of this year’s IZB, Johann Jungwirth, Chief Digital Officer of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, said: “As a outcome of a digital mutation of mobility, a automotive attention is experiencing a biggest intrusion given a invention of a automobile. We are transforming ourselves from a hardware association into an integrated hardware, program and services company. We contingency keep adult a efforts in a margin of hardware though will also need to move program and services adult to a same high level. It is a extensive rival advantage for us that we already rivet in tighten house not usually internally, with a 12 clever Group brands, though also outwardly with a vast series of efficient partners. This also characterizes a TOGETHER Strategy 2025.”

Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, Member of a Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft obliged for Purchasing and enthusiast of a IZB, pronounced with courtesy to team-work with suppliers: “The technological megatrends in a automotive attention such as unconstrained driving, foundation of powertrains and a fast augmenting gait of networking can usually be mastered together with a suppliers. We need to work palm in hand, to pool a strengths and to emanate synergy effects. This is a usually approach to keep sideways of digital change. Close and constructive partnership with a suppliers will be a pivotal to success. The Future Automotive Supply Tracks (FAST) commencement offers an suitable framework.”

To date, Volkswagen has nominated 55 vital partners as FAST suppliers in 61 areas of competence. These partners are concerned in product origination cycles within a Group during an progressing theatre than was formerly a case. In addition, prolongation networks are being meshed even some-more closely with any other to emanate synergy effects and to make a best probable use of these networks. Following a successful start, a series of partners is to be increased, generally in perspective of a hurdles acted by digitalization. Qualification discussions are now underway.

“Thanks to a early impasse of suppliers in a processes, we have already been means to take adult some ideas of a suppliers over a past few months and to take them into comment from a commencement of a product origination process. This will move innovations onto a highway and to a business faster,” Garcia Sanz added.

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