Volkswagen partners with Tata in India


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In the Hall of Geneva has announced the signing of an agreement by which Volkswagen and Tata will work together to mutually benefit in India. Between the two will optimize all processes to give the market the right car at the right price. India has a huge growth potential.

Suffice it to quote from these data. In 2008 was a market of 1.2 million units, in 2016, rose to 3.4 million (nearly triple) and can get to almost 7.1 million in 2025, again the double of the current figure. With similar expectations of growth, take positions. PSA and Renault Nissan are groups that have also seen the opportunity to do business here.

Volkswagen and Tata are going to develop local models from the existing platform AMP of Tata, which is more economic than the MQB of the Volkswagen Group. The engines of German origin, given its price, are not the most suitable, so that the supply of Tata. Yes, the electrical system itself will be an origin teutonic.


The Volkswagen Polo is manufactured in India since 2010

Volkswagen already attempted a greater degree of involvement in India in the wake of his affair with Suzuki, but it was not a good idea. The agreement was broken and in 2015, ended up finishing what little I had advanced. Both Volkswagen as Suzuki was accused of not fulfilling their respective parts.

Both Tata as VW will create a range of products to a common base

One of the strengths of the indian group is its large commercial network, while the German group is a specialist in the optimization of processes and costs on a large scale, though by his account they come out quite expensive for indian standards, lack of integration with local suppliers. This is an operation mutually beneficial.

platform AMP is of type variable, such as the MQB. That means you can make more models with the same development base. The engineering firm EDAG assessed the suitability of the platform, and proved to be adequate in terms of structural strength and passive safety, while efficient in terms of cost.


The tests by Global NCAP revealed to Volkswagen, which withdrew the Polo without airbags on the market

we Speak of a market in which the middle class is growing, but still
it is very sensitive to variations of price, so the cost should be
be as low as possible. Spent something like in China, in the phase of
transition from communism to the economy of cutting more capitalist. Now
the chinese spend with more joy and not look at both prices, earn
more money.

Volkswagen is already the first manufacturer in the world and has an ambitious strategy for the year 2025. Aspires to be one of the main manufacturers of electric cars and a leading provider of mobility solutions, while leaving behind the bad reputation given to him by the diesel engines souped-up from 2015.

For its part, Tata Motors is an empire, but their cars do not have the fame of being good in terms of quality and are associated with not-so-good, not-so-nice, and cheap. Tata needs to improve its image and to improve the optimization of their processes, for this will reduce its range of platforms from six to two. This group is the owner of Jaguar and Land Rover, which are working very well since it began investing money in the trade names ex-Ford.


Volkswagen Factory in Pune, Maharashtra

Brief history of Volkswagen in India

We go back to 2001, when it began local production of the Volkswagen Group in the indian subcontinent. Was founded the factory in Aurangabad, which began with cars of the brand Skoda. In 2006, agreed to invest in the country 580 million euros in a new plant in Pune, the largest investment of a German company in the country to date.

Pune became the plant number 61 of the Group in 2009, when today there are more than 100 factories. The production capacity was established at up to 110,000 units a year, all to meet the local demand. The first model produced was the Skoda Fabia, followed by the Polo in 2010. Pune has the capacity to put together the cars full: production, body, paint and final assembly.

right Now, Volkswagen is celebrating its tenth anniversary of official presence in the country. The range consists of Polo, Polo GT, Cross Polo, Ameo (Polo sedan), Vento, Jetta and Beetle, although other models are available through import from the outside. Work for the Group more than 5,000 people, of which 3,500 are in Pune, 1,000 in Aurangabad and other 300 performing other office tasks.