FAW Volkswagen Foshan Plant Launch - 1

With China being its largest sales market in the world, the Volkswagen Group, through its joint venture FAW-Volkswagen, has recently opened a new vehicle production plant in Foshan, Southern China. The new plant aims to produce about 300,000 vehicles per year, with plans to double its output in the medium term.

“Volkswagen in China stands for both green mobility and sustainable growth. Our new plant in Foshan combines state-of-the-art technology with particularly efficient resource management. This new plant creates 6,500 skilled jobs and will systematically foster new talent. We are thus laying the foundations for an innovative and sustainable automotive industry in Southern China.” said Volkswagen AG Board of Management Member and Volkswagen Group China President and Chief Executive Officer Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann.

FAW Volkswagen Foshan Plant Launch - 2

The new facility claims to be the first car factory in China to receive a Triple-Star Green Building Award, which is the highest state award for environmentally compatible factory design, with the ISO 14001 certification standard. It is also the first production facility in China based on the modular transverse toolkit (MQB) and can simultaneously build Volkswagen and Audi models.

FAW Volkswagen Foshan Plant Launch - 3

The first model, in which production has already started, is the seventh generation Volkswagen Golf, followed by the production of the Audi A3 at the end of this year.

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Apart from the new plant in Foshan, FAW-Volkswagen operates two other vehicle production plants (one in Changchun and one in Chengdu) with plans on building four more over the next few years.

 



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