As early as 1978, Volkswagen Group started contacts with China. The first Santana was produced in Shanghai in April 1983. In October 1984, SAIC Volkswagen Corporation Ltd, the first joint venture of Volkswagen Group in China, laid foundation in Shanghai. In February 1991, FAW-Volkswagen Corporation Ltd was established in Changchun, creating Volkswagen Group’s second joint venture in China.
The business scope of Volkswagen Group in China includes the production, sales and services of complete vehicles and parts, such as engines and transmissions. All of the Group auto brands have a business presence in China through Volkswagen Group China and its subsidiaries.
Since entering the Chinese market, Volkswagen Group has taken the leading market position in China. In 2016, together with its two joint ventures – SAIC VOLKSWAGEN and FAW-Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group China delivered 3.98 million vehicles to customers in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.
In order to adapt to the fast development of China’s automobile market, Volkswagen Group will invest EUR 22 billion in China from 2015 to 2019, among which two thirds of this figure will be spent on projects relating to sustainable development, such as developing more efficient products and powertrain technologies, as well as achieving more environment-friendly production.
As the most reliable partner of China, Volkswagen not only provides high-quality products and reliable services to Chinese customers, but also spares no effort in carrying out its corporate social responsibilities. In 2014, Volkswagen Group China announced initial funding of RMB 50 million for its CSR Projects in China. In November 2016, Volkswagen Group China announced a further RMB 50 million to continue to support its CSR Projects in sustainable mobility, environment protection and social care, and to expand the group’s contribution to China’s society and economic development.
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, Volkswagen Group is driving toward a sustainable future with China’s automobile industry.
“We at Volkswagen Group China are enhancing our efforts in terms of e-mobility to meet the demands of the customers.”
Being aware of our internal and external stakeholders’ needs and expectations is a crucial precondition for business success. Volkswagen Group China seeks and maintains dialogues with our stakeholders. Our stakeholders include governmental organizations, public organizations, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, local communities, business partners, customers, suppliers, employees, analysts and investors – a network of relationships that grows with the market presence.