Hannover, 5 August 2020 - Exactly 70 years ago a first generation (T1) dove blue panel van with chassis number 20-1880 rolled off the production line in the Wolfsburg plant. It was delivered to Hildesheim to enter into commercial service there performing its intended purpose of transporting goods from A to B. At the end of its working life, the VW Transporter vanished from sight for nearly twenty years in private collections and it was not until the early 1990s that an ardent Bulli fan brought it back into circulation. Following complete restoration the vehicle is now in VWCV’s Classic Vehicles collection, where it has been since 2014. Marking her 70th birthday, the spry old lady once again tells the tale of selected stages of her life.
Hannover, 30 July 2020 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presents first images and information for the successor to the Caddy Beach. The new Mini-camper is based on the completely revamped 5th generation of the Caddy. There are a whole host of new features. One example is the entirely new bed concept that has been redeveloped to offer greater versatility. Technology in the compact camper van is definitely state-of-the-art. And a touch of romance is also included, with the panorama glass roof offering a night under the stars.
Poznań, Hannover, 28 July 2020 – The expansion of the plant in Poznań has taken over two years – now the preparations for full production of the new Caddy are nearly finished. Changes made during the remodelling included the construction of a logistics hall, expansion of the body shop and reconfiguration of the factory site.
Poznań, Września, Hannover, 22 July 2020 – Full production of the e-Crafter has now begun at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plant in Września. After nearly two years of shared production with the brand’s main plant in Hannover, the plant in Poland is thus now taking over production of all versions of the Crafter.
Hannover, 7 July 2020 – Carsten Intra is to be Chairman of the Board of Management at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Hannover with effect from 1 September 2020. Thomas Sedran will in future head up management of commercial vehicle and engineering assets within the Volkswagen Group and in this role will report directly to Board of Management member responsible for HR, Gunnar Kilian, who will take over responsibility for the Truck & Bus division on the level of the Group Board of Management. It is intended that in this role Sedran will in particular coordinate the strategic direction of the Volkswagen Group’s shareholdings on behalf of the Group Board of Management.
DEARBORN, Mich., and WOLFSBURG, Germany – June 10, 2020 – Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG today signed agreements that expand their global alliance to meet rapidly evolving needs of their respective customers in Europe and other regions by leveraging complementary strengths in midsize pickup trucks and commercial and electric vehicles.
Hannover, 10 June 2020 – Last year, Volkswagen and Ford announced a comprehensive cooperation that encompasses collaborating on electric and light commercial vehicles and taking joint steps towards developing self-driving systems.
The contracts that have now been signed between Ford and Volkswagen are an important milestone in the two group’s cooperation. They form the basis for a total of three vehicle projects to be run by Ford and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV), which encompass across the entire life cycle a volume of up to 8 million vehicles. In addition to the already agreed collaboration on the mid-size pick-up, the projects for a city delivery van and a larger van in the one-ton load segment are now starting up.
Hannover, May 28th, 2020 – Karl Bernqvist is joining the Brand Management Board and taking over responsibility for procurement at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) in Hannover from 1 July 2020. Bernqvist, who has worked for the Volkswagen Group in various senior procurement roles for over 19 years, comes to Hannover from TRATON and Navistar’s purchasing joint venture in Lisle, Illinois. He succeeds Jörn Hasenfuß, who left VWCV to manage the Osnabrück site as Chief Executive.
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.