Volkswagen inaugurates its new engine assembly facility in India

Volkswagen inaugurates its new engine assembly facility in India New Volkswagen
author image Nikhil Puthran
Tuesday 27 January 2015, 18:09 PM

Chakan, in Pune is the new address for the new Volkswagen facility in the country. Set-up at a cost of about Rs. 240 crores (Euro 710 million) the new plant is indeed an extension to its existing car manufacturing plant in the region. The plant reportedly holds production capacity of about 98,000 engines annually. The new plant inaugurated in the presence of Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra Chief Minister. Reports also suggest that the new facility shall operate in two shifts.

Volkswagen inaugurates its new engine assembly facility in India

Speaking more on the occasion, CM Devendra Fadavnis said, "Volkswagen is one of the top car manufacturers in the world and they have brought their German Engineering to India. I am glad to see that the company is committed to their production operations in Chakan in Pune and is investing further for increasing manufacturing here even in difficult market situation. I hope in future Volkswagen Group can make Maharashtra an export hub for its cars globally.”

The new plant has been inaugurated in the presence of renowned persona's namely Minister of Industries, Govt. of Maharashtra - Subhash Desai; MP from Shirur - Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil; and MLA Suresh Gore. The plant shall be used for assembling the recently launched 1.5-litre TDI engine that is capable of delivering two different power outputs of about 90PS and 105PS respectively.

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