Volkswagen Opens New Plant in China

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Volkswagen has commenced automobile production at its brand new plant in Ningbo, south eastern China, the German automaker revealed today. Located 150 kilometers south of the greater Shanghai area, the new facility creates 5,700 new jobs and has a capacity of 300,000 vehicles per year.
Production at the Ningbo plant will start with the new Skoda Superb, with other Volkswagen and Skoda models based on the company’s MQB platform to follow. The Ningbo factory is Shanghai-Volkswagen’s fifth vehicle plant and the Group’s 16th facility in China. Overall, the Wolfsburg-based automaker has 105 plants globally.

“This new, state-of-the-art factory is further proof of the Volkswagen Group’s comprehensive commitment in China. Here in Ningbo and together with our partners, our pioneering spirit is once again driving economic and technical progress in the Chinese automotive industry. We are working hard to offer our customers in China the best vehicles and most efficient technologies – engineered and made in China,” said Prof. Dr. Winterkorn, president of the Volkswagen Group.
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