Volkswagen will expand its production capacity in Africa

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The Group Volkswagen does not stop to expand its operations by the world. The other day os we reported that was already operating its factory in Kenya (Africa). With the opening of this plant, its presence in the african continent is strengthened, as it served as a support to the one they already have in Uitenhage south Africa. However, now the German consortium announces that will open a new production plant in Rwanda to manufacture locally the models most in demand have in the countries of the region.

This new plant is part of the project Think Blue, which seeks to ensure that the manufacture of cars to be as respectful as possible with the environment. The place chosen for its construction is the city of Kigali (capital of Rwanda) and once it has been built will count with services to improve mobility of the citizens such as for example car sharing and car rental by the hour.

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The agreement was signed by Francis Gatare, Director of the Development Council of Rwanda, and Thomas Schäfer, managing director of Volkswagen Group south Africa. In addition, the act carried out for this purpose were also present the president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, and the president of Volkswagen, Herbert Diess. All of this gave last December in the capital of the country and until now has not been made public by the brand.

According to the Volkswagen Group “Rwanda is an ideal location for being a pioneer in new mobility solutions, with a population of young technology experts and Kigali is regarded as the city most connected to Africa. In addition, we have committed to “to create employment, transfer knowledge and generate a sustainable long-run growth”.

To achieve these objectives Volkswagen wants the car that participate in the project are of local manufacture. All this will provide the country a development not known before and will improve the economic situation of thousands of families.

Source – Volkswagen Group AG