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VW Signs Contracts for another Chinese Plant

Another 300,000 vehicles annually from Eastern China.

by on Jul.16, 2010

The biggest maker in China plans to get bigger.

The Volkswagen Group will build a new vehicle production plant in Jiangsu Province, China. The contracts were signed today by Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, and Dr. Winfried Vahland, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China, together with representatives of Shanghai Volkswagen.

The plant in Yizheng, Eastern China, will start operating in 2013 and has a maximum annual production capacity of 300,000 vehicles.

VW is already the largest maker in China, and it will double production capacity there to 3 million vehicles by the end of 2014.

“China is one of the most important automotive markets of the future and a dynamic growth driver for the Volkswagen Group”, Heizmann said at the signing ceremony. “Together with our Chinese partners we plan to double our production capacity to three million vehicles by 2013/14.”


“With more than 950,000 vehicles delivered in the first half of 2010, Volkswagen Group China has exceeded deliveries in the record year of 2009 by 45.7 percent”, Vahland added. “This strong performance further confirms the success of our young and efficient model range. The new plant in Yizheng makes sure we will be able to meet growing demand from our Chinese customers in future, too.”


Volkswagen to Build a New Plant in Southern China

Planned capacity of Foshan complex is 300,000 cars annually.

by on Jun.09, 2010


"By 2013/2014, we intend to double our capacity in China to three million vehicles per year."

The Volkswagen Group is expanding its production in China, the world’s largest auto market.

Contracts for the construction of a new plant at Foshan, in the Southern Chinese region of Guangdong, were signed today by Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Management Board of Volkswagen, AG, and Dr. Winfried Vahland, President and CEO of VW Group China, together with representatives of the partner FAW-Volkswagen in Foshan.

FAW is a government owned automaker, and Chinese industrial policy requires joint ventures to gain access to a market that some experts say could easily reach 20 million units annually by the end of the decade. The U.S. auto market, once the world’s largest and once the source of enormous wealth and job creation, is languishing at 11 to 12 million units annually as the Great Recession and a jobless recovery continues.   (more…)