|Volkswagen founder||German Labour Front (DAF)|
|Volkswagen headquarters||Wolfsburg, Germany|
|Volkswagen parent||Volkswagen Group|
|Volkswagen official website||www.vw.com
Who makes Volkswagen?
The second largest automobile manufacturer in the world, Volkswagen Group can be seen on the 7th place in the 2016 Fortune Global 500 list of the biggest companies. The main shareholders include Porsche (52.2%), State of Lower Saxony (20%), and Qatar Investment Authority (17%).
Where is Volkswagen made?
In 2015 Volkswagen Group had over 115 factories all around the world. More than a half of them, 70 factories, build passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and motorcycles. All the rest are responsible for making powertrains and components. We should definitely mention that not all of the production sites are actually making Volkswagen models. Some of them focus on other brands that belong to the Volkswagen Group (such as Audi, Bentley, or Bugatti).
There are over 70 Volkswagen manufacturing plants in Europe. Almost 30 of them are situated in Germany. There is a new plant in Wrzesnia, Poland. Over 30 factories are located in the Asia-Pacific region.
In addition to this, there are 4 plants in North America, 9 plants in South America, and 4 plants in Africa.
The newest of Volkswagen manufacturing plants is situated in Changsha, China. The first car rolled off the assembly line in May 2015.