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The Volkswagen Group with its headquarters in Wolfsburg is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. In 2011, the Group increased the number of vehicles delivered to customers to 8.265 million (2010: 7.203 million), corresponding to a 12.3 percent share of the world passenger car market. The Group is made up of ten brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. The Group operates 94 production plants in 18 European countries and a further eight countries in the Americas, Asia and Africa. Each working day, 501,956 employees worldwide produce some 34,500 vehicles, are involved in vehicle-related services or work in the other fields of business. The Volkswagen Group sells its vehicles in 153 countries. It is the goal of the Group to offer attractive, safe and environmentally sound vehicles.
Products + Services:
- concept cars and technology demonstrator
- Very low volume production of components for premium vehicles
- lightweight operating equipments and handling equipments
Together with Group Research, Volkswagen AG operates the CFRP Technical Centre (the CFK Technikum) in the Technical Development division at Group headquarters in Wolfsburg. The Centre houses the complete chain of manufacturing for fibre-reinforced parts including two hot-air autoclaves with infusion systems, one resin transfer moulding system, two cutters and two trimming systems.
The core competencies in the field of fibre-composite materials include the manufacture of prototypes and very limited production runs for passenger car parts as well as light-weight operating materials.
Employees receive continuous additional training in the field of fibre-composite materials.
The goal is the continuous further development and the transfer of the knowledge gained from research and development projects to volume production.
- technology development
- prototype construction
- economical lightweight construction in high-volume production