Hannover, May 7th, 2020 – On 1 June 2020 Stefanie Hegels will take over management of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plant in Września. Hegels will succeed Christiane Engel, the first woman to take charge of a plant in the Volkswagen Group in 2018. From 1 June, Engel will assume responsibility for quality assurance of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand in Wolfsburg.
Hannover, 5 May 2020: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is extending the warranty periods for new vehicles. This applies globally to all Amarok, Caddy, T6/T6.1 and Crafter series vehicles with new-vehicle or extended warranties expiring in the period 1 March to 31 May 2020. The extension is valid for three months after expiry of the original new-vehicle or extended warranty. VWCV Board of Management Member for Sales Heinz-Jürgen Löw: “Traditionally, we offer our customers flexible solutions, so we're therefore extending the warranty period by three months.”
Hannover, 15 April 2020 – The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plants in Hannover and in Poland at Poznań and Września are to gradually start production again at reduced capacity levels from Monday 27 April after a shutdown of what will by then be just over five weeks. The start-up process will be based on the latest availability of parts, the conditions set out by the German Government and the EU, developments in the sales markets and the operational approach in production that arises from this. Independent of these factors, adherence to extensive measures to protect workers’ health will always be the top priority.
Hannover, 26 March 2020 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is extending the production shutdown at its German plant in Hannover and at the Polish plants in Poznań and Września by a further four days through until 9 April. The brand is thus reacting to the continued drop in demand for light commercial vehicles and the risks in the supply chains. Short-time working for the workforce at the German site is planned to end at the end of the night shift from 9 to 10 April.
Hannover, 19 March 2020 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) globally presents for the first time the e-BULLI, an all-electric vehicle that produces zero emissions on the road. Equipped with the drive system components of the latest Volkswagen electric vehicles, the concept vehicle is based on a T1 Samba Bus produced in 1966 and comprehensively restored. The stage for the world premiere was to have been Techno Classica 2020. As it has been postponed, VWCV is now presenting all the facts about the e-BULLI in virtual format in words and pictures. An important message for all fans of the Bulli and of electric mobility: the combination of high-end classic and high-tech electric vehicle will be available to buy for real. VWCV partner eClassics is planning to offer T1 conversions and T1 complete vehicles in the style of the new e-BULLI.
Hannover, 17 March 2020 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is taking action in response to the coronavirus pandemic and will be suspending vehicle production. This applies from Thursday (19 March 2020) for an anticipated ten working days. The production sites affected are those in Hannover (T6.1, Amarok and eCrafter), Poznań in Poland (Caddy and T6.1) and Września in Poland (Crafter). The reasons for stopping production are the uncertain sales environment for light commercial vehicles, the suppliers’ volatile supply chains and to protect the health of all employees.
Hannover, 6 March 2020 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles celebrates an extraordinary history. The Transporter – aka Bulli, Kombi, VW bus or microbus – has had the world's longest production run for a commercial van. On 8 March, 70 years before, the first transporter came off the assembly lines at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg as a Type 2. After the Beetle (Type 1), this was the second world bestseller under the VW label. To date, more than 13 million more units have followed the first produced unit of the model series. The history of this cult classic spans six vehicle generations. Globetrotters travel the world with it as a camper. Businesses have always considered the Transporter a trusty companion for their employees and goods. Families drive the Bulli through their daily lives in safety. Today’s retrospective marks the beginning of the future of this icon.