Sectors Auto Engineering , Engineering
Posted Jobs 2
Founded Since 1850
Company Size Above 1000
The Volkswagen Group is one of the first and most successful international partners of China’s automobile industry. The Group has grown together with China’s auto industry in the past 30 years of partnership with the country.
The success story started as early as 1978, when the Volkswagen Group first started to communicate with Chinese counterparts. In 1984, SAIC Volkswagen Corporation Ltd, the first joint venture of the Volkswagen Group in China, laid the foundation in Shanghai. In 1991, FAW-Volkswagen Corporation Ltd was established in Changchun, creating the Volkswagen Group’s second joint venture. In 2017, Volkswagen Group launched JAC Volkswagen, a third joint venture with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. for e-mobility in China.
The business scope of the Volkswagen Group in China includes the production, sales and services of vehicles and parts, such as engines and transmissions. The Group is presented by many auto brands of all segments — including Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand, Audi, ŠKODA, JETTA, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, MAN, Scania and Ducati. Since entering the Chinese market, the Volkswagen Group has taken the leading market position. In 2019, together with its joint venture partners, Volkswagen Group China delivered 4.23 million vehicles to customers in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.
Volkswagen Group China has established plants in Shanghai, Changchun, Dalian, Nanjing, Yizheng, Chengdu, Foshan, Ningbo, Changsha, Urumqi and Tianjin, and currently manufactures vehicles and components at 33 plants in China. Two factories purely for electric cars in Anting and in Foshan will start production in 2020, with a combined technically installed capacity of 600,000 vehicles per year.
As of the end of 2019, Volkswagen Group China has more than 100,000 employees in China, including those of the joint ventures. At around 3,000 authorized dealerships across the country, over 330,000 dealer staffs provide professional services to thousands of customers every day. By continuing to bring the most advanced and environmentally sound technologies and products to China, as well as providing professional services for an even higher customer satisfaction, the Volkswagen Group is driving towards a sustainable future with China’s automobile industry.