Volkswagen India Private Limited rolled out the 100,000th car at its manufacturing plant in Chakan, Pune. This figure of 100,000th car has been achieved in 2 years from the start of production in May 2009. The 100,000th car, a Volkswagen Vento rolled out from the final check point at the plant. The 100,000th car was rolled out within five months of the roll out of the 50,000th car from the Volkswagen plant. The Chakan plant currently produces the Volkswagen Polo, the Volkswagen Vento and the Skoda Fabia.
The Pune plant, with a capacity of 130,000 cars, is one of the most modern in the Volkswagen Group which globally has 62 plants. It covers all stages in the production process from press shop through body shop and paint shop to final assembly. The plant was built in a record time of 17 months, with an investment commitment of INR 3,800 Crores (580 million Euros) by Volkswagen India Private Limited. It is the largest investment to date by a German company in India.
The event had Ms. Supriya Sule, Honorable Member of the Parliament, Dr. John Chacko, Volkswagen Group Chief Representative India, and Mr. Holger Nestler, Executive Director, Technical, Volkswagen India Private Limited.