Backed by rising demand for its current portfolio of merchandise and its new launches in 2022, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India has commenced the third shift at its manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune. Apart from serving the home market, the corporate was additionally gearing up manufacturing for the export markets.
Skoda Auto Volkswagen India manages the Indian operations of 5 Volkswagen Group manufacturers – Skoda, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Lamborghini. Piyush Arora, managing director, SAVWIPL stated they commenced the third shift on the Pune facility after an awesome response was obtained for vehicles launched beneath the VW Group’s India 2.0 challenge. “With the third shift, we have taken on additional manpower to help us cater to the increase in demand, that we foresee both on the domestic and export front,” he stated.
The Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun had been nicely obtained and the corporate was additionally gearing as much as speed up deliveries of the Skoda Slavia, Arora stated. Further, the Volkswagen Virtus is slated for launch within the second quarter of 2022. The firm has additionally begun exports of the Volkswagen T-Cross to Mexico and exports of the opposite India 2.0 vehicles would observe within the months forward.
The Volkswagen Group carried out its India 2.0 challenge with an funding of 1 billion Euros in India from 2019 to 2022. It designed and produced 4 vehicles – Škoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, Škoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus.
These vehicles are personalized for India on the Group’s Pune facility in Chakan. The facility at present produces Polo and Vento. The Pune plant additionally homes the engine store, together with engine equipment and meeting which produces the 1.0 TSI and 1.5 TSI engines designed particularly for India. The Group additionally has a producing facility in Shendra in Aurangabad.