Volkswagen Car Plant in India

Sunday 05 October 2008, 00:00 AM by Rishi

Volkswagen is eyeing India as its next favourite destination for manufacturing its passenger cars. According to Minister-president (Chief Minister) of the German state of Lower Saxony Christian Wulff, Germany is quite fascinated by the recent developments in India for promotion of trade and industry in the country. He stated that Volkswagen will be setting up a big car manufacturing plant in Chakan near Pune. His state will also be opening office in Maharashtra to facilitate more business opportunities.

Wulff also stated that Volkswagen has a larger goal of becoming one of the biggest car manufacturers in India. The growth in the Indian market is quite promising, which makes India a lucrative market. His state, Lower Saxony, is one of the major ports in Germany and wants that Indian companies should also invest in his state. He is leading a 100 member strong delegation in India to promote business opportunities from his state. He added that Germany is keen to develop an international trade fair ground in Mumbai. Speaking to the Governor SC Jamir at Raj Bhawan, he told him that a German university is also opening its branch in Pune to attract Indian students.

Jamir assured Wulff that there is abundance of skilled labour in Maharashtra and that the state will ensure all possible support to create a favourable atmosphere for the investors.