The Make In India program has got a lot of positive feedback with many new global companies committing to program and existing companies expanding operations. Germany’s number one auto maker Volkswagen will participate in the upcoming ‘Make-in-India Week’ in Mumbai at the MMRDA Grounds in Bandra Kurla Complex from 13th to 18th February 2016.
Volkswagen will showcase the made in India cars and Dual Mechatronics Apprenticeship Programme at its pavilion during the ‘Make In India Week’ 2016.
Volkswagen has so far made a total investment of approximately €795 million which includes setting up the manufacturing plant in Chakan, Pune. The German company has invested heavily in developing suppliers in India and localising parts and components. These efforts have also been extended into the Engine Assembly Plant where 1.5-litre TDI engines are being assembled.
Volkswagen recently unveiled the all-new Ameo – a car specifically made for India and made in India which further showcases the companies commitments towards the Indian market.
Volkswagen Ameo has been designed keeping in mind the compact sedan segment in India and the needs of an Indian customer. This car, which will be manufactured at the Pune Plant, will take centre stage at the Volkswagen pavilion during the ‘Make In India Week’.
Alongside the Ameo will be the Vento in a left-hand drive configuration which is also manufactured at the Pune Plant mainly for the export market to countries like Mexico where the model is the highest selling Volkswagen there.
Volkswagen produces Polo and Vento at its Pune Plant for domestic market as well as for over 35 export markets across four continents of Asia, Africa, North America and South America.
Volkswagen India will also showcase its efforts undertaken through the Volkswagen Academy at the Pune Plant towards skill development. With the Dual Mechatronics Apprenticeship Programme, Volkswagen is graduating young and talented workforce which is ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow’s modern manufacturing industry.