On 5th August 2013, Volkswagen India has rolled out its historic 3,00,000th car from its Pune Plant. The car was a left hand drive version of VW Vento that will be exported to the AGCC market. Volkswagen India’s Pune facility is producing high-quality cars which are not just fulfilling the domestic demand but also catering to export demands from more than 30 countries spread across two continents – Africa and Asia.
Mr. Andreas Lauenroth, Executive Director Technical, Volkswagen India Private Limited said: “It is a double celebration for Volkswagen India. We have achieved a new milestone with 3,00,000 cars being produced at our Pune facility. Also, the Vento is a left-hand drive car for export which highlights the acceptance of an Indian product worldwide.”
Volkswagen achieved another milestone in its young history with the roll out of the 3,00,000th car from its Pune Plant. The company has been manufacturing Volkswagen’s other models - Polo & Vento and Skoda Fabia and Rapid, from the Pune Plant. Started in 2007, the Pune Plant successfully rolled out its first car in May 2009. Within a short period of time, the Pune Plant has manufactured 3,00,000 cars for domestic and export markets. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Andreas Lauenroth said: “The roll out of the 3,00,000th car is indeed a matter of pride for us. The left hand drive Vento is a proof of the international quality products being manufactured at our plant in India. The Vento and Polo are being exported to over 30 countries from our facility in Pune. I would like to congratulate the entire team of Volkswagen India which has contributed greatly to achieve this landmark today.”
Mr. Mahesh Kodumudi, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited, said: “The Vento in itself is a milestone for Volkswagen in India. Though it was a car designed and built for India, it got wide acceptance in the international market as well and slowly grew to reach even the left-hand drive markets. Today, this car has achieved another milestone by being the 3,00,000th car to roll out of Pune Plant.”