Volkswagen rolls out it’s One millionth car from Pune plant
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Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 03:27 PM
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Volkswagen Pune Plant rolls out one millionth car in presence of Mr. Gurpratap Boparai, Mr. Steffen Knapp and the Board of Management

Pune : German automaker Volkswagen, on Friday rolled out its one-millionth car, Volkswagen Ameo in Carbon steel colour in India from its Pune Plant.Volkswagen Pune Plant achieved a historic milestone as the one millionth car rolled out of its assembly line. The celebratory car, the made-for-India Volkswagen Carbon Steel Ameo, rolled out in presence of Mr. Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, the top management of Volkswagen Pune Plant and some of the oldest employees who have been part of the production department since a decade at Volkswagen Pune Plant. 

Gurpratap Boparai, MD, Volkswagen India said, “The roll-out of the 1 millionth car is an important milestone for us in our long term commitment to the Indian market. We would like to build further on this milestone and work towards higher localization, ramping up production and manufacturing world-class products for the country and several other markets around the world in the future.”

According to the company release, "The Volkswagen Group is further strengthening its commitment and hold in the market through its regional project INDIA 2.0. The focus of this project is to develop more cars that are relevant to the requirements of the Indian market on a platform that has been localised. They are investing 1 billion Euros (Rs 8,000 crore) in this project and has already set up a Technology Centre at the Pune Plant to start local development."

"With this achievement, we look forward to many more such milestones and commit a stronger product portfolio and heightened customer experience in the years to come,” said Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars.

More than 400,000 cars manufactured from the Volkswagen Pune Plant reach more than 50 different countries across four continents of the world including Asia, Africa, North America and South America, the company claims.

As per the company release, the manufacturing facility became operational in 2009 with the production of the first car, the SKODA Fabia and three other models – Volkswagen Polo, Vento and Skoda Rapid rolled off by the end of 2010.
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