Volkswagen India Attains Record Breaking Production Growth In 2016

Saicharan Palakurthi

Automobiles giant, Volkswagen has shown a huge progress in its sales and services as far as 2016 is concerned. Sources claim that the record breaking 145145 number of vehicles were sold alone at its Pune facility in India in the earlier year.
Stable growth is observed in 2016 when 2015 sales are taken into account. A mere 17% of growth is seen in the number of vehicles sold comparatively to 2015. It is the highest production numbers that the company has achieved at the facility since 2009.

Meanwhile, the domestic production for the year 2016 was recorded at over 60,500 units from Pune Plant, which is an increase of almost 12% over the previous last year.

Now the international statistics show further widened growth stating the extensive production of export units which includes Volkswagen Polo and Vento stood at over 84,500 cars, a whopping 22% growth over 2015. Tthe Volkswagen Pune plant also crossed the milestone of manufacturing over 250,000 cars for the export market since the production for export markets started in 2010.

The President and Managing Director of Volkswagen India Private Limited, Andreas Lauermann said, “This is the fourth year in a row that the Volkswagen Pune Plant has recorded a growth in its production volume. Despite a challenging year, there was a surge in demand for our cars this year”.

He further added, “The main contributor to the increased production was the high demand from our Indian customers who have appreciated the made-for-India and made-in-India Ameo.”

Statistics claim that Volkswagen Pune Plant has so far attracted an investment of over Rs 5720 crore. The plant has achieved a localization level of approximately 82% not considering engines and transmissions.

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