Άλλη μια εταιρία του VW Group, η Skoda ανακοίνωσε ότι είδε αύξηση των πωλήσεων της κατά το πρώτο εξάμηνο του 2011. Η τσέχικη εταιρία πούλησε συνολικά 454.700 αυτοκίνητα, αύξηση κατά 20.1% σε σχέση με την αντίστοιχη περίοδο του 2010. Μέσα στον Ιούνιο, η Skoda πούλησε 81.300 αυτοκίνητα, 10.000 περισσότερα από όσα είχε πουλήσει το 2010. Σημαντική αγορά για την Skoda είναι η Κίνα αφού κατά τους πρώτους 6 μήνες πούλησε εκεί 112.200 μονάδες.
Σε ότι αφορά το VW Group, φαίνεται ότι έπιασε τον στόχο που είχε θέσει αφού όλα τα brands του πούλησαν κατά το πρώτο εξάμηνο του 2011, περισσότερα από 4 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα. Επίσημο δελτίο τύπου με αναλυτικά στοιχεία για την κάθε εταιρία θα δούμε στις 28 Ιουλίου, σύμφωνα με συνέντευξη του CEO του Group Martin Winterkorn στο Detroit Free Press.
Ο όμιλος προβλέπει ότι σε σχέση με πέρυσι, οι συνολικές πωλήσεις του έτους θα αυξηθούν κατά 5%, περνώντας έτσι τις 7.200.000 παραδόσεις νέων αυτοκινήτων. Μεγαλύτερη αύξηση στις πωλήσεις της είδε στη Βόρειο Αμερική (+22% – 237.000 μονάδες), στη Κίνα (+13% – 852.800 μονάδες) και στη κεντρική και Ανατολική Ευρώπη (+42% – 92.300 μονάδες).
Συνολικά μέσα στα επόμενα 5 χρόνια θα επενδύσει 51.6 δις ευρώ και θα προσλάβει επιπλέον 50.000 υπαλλήλους ώστε να πιάσει τον στόχο του 2018, που δεν είναι άλλος από το να γίνει η μεγαλύτερη αυτοκινητιβιομηχανία του κόσμου, πουλώντας περισσότερα από 10 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα το έτος.
Update: Το VW Group εξέδωσε σήμερα το δελτίο τύπου το οποίο αναφέρει ότι πούλησε 4.09 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα το πρώτο εξάμηνο. Πρώτο brand σε πωλήσεις αυτό της VW το οποίο έχει πουλήσει 2.53 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα, ακολουθεί η Adi με 653.000, στη τρίτη θέση η Skoda με 454.700 και στην τέταρτη θέση η Seat με 186.400 αυτοκίνητα.
[Πηγή: Skoda, Detroit Free Press]
ŠKODA ACHIEVES NEW SALES RECORD IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2011
- 454,700 vehicles delivered to customers worldwide
- 20% worldwide growth from January to June 2011
- ŠKODA UK on course to record its most successful year ever
ŠKODA has announced record worldwide sales of 454,700 vehicles in the first half of 2011, representing an increase of 20.1% when compared with the same period of 2010. The Czech manufacturer also recorded its best ever June sales with 81,300 vehicles sold (71,300 in June 2010) and a new sales record for the fourth consecutive month.
“In the first half of the year, ŠKODA has performed well in all areas of the business and in all regions,” explained Jürgen Stackmann, the Škoda board member for sales and marketing. “In the first six months, we have succeeded in implementing our growth strategy, which began last year, in impressive style and we are seeing some strong results. We are growing rapidly and have created an outstanding basis for further growth. Škoda will introduce a number of new models over the coming years, helping markets to grow significantly.”
In the Czech market, sales remained positive for Škoda with 5,400 vehicles delivered in June 2011.
Škoda also achieved impressive growth in other markets of Central and Eastern Europe in June. In Ukraine, sales increased 64.8%, Poland rose 9.1%, and Slovenia 52%.
In the UK, Škoda is on course to record its most successful year ever with more than 24,000 vehicles delivered to customers in the first half of 2011. In June alone, registrations increased by almost 20% when compared with the same month in 2010.
In rest Western Europe, Škoda saw double-digit growth. With an increase of 11.1%, the brand was able to expand its market share and record sales of 35,100 cars in June. Deliveries developed particularly well in Belgium, with an increase of 48.2%, and in the Netherlands, with an increase of 38.8%. In Denmark, sales rose 15.8% and in Switzerland 13.2%.
The development of the brand in emerging markets remains strong. In China, Škoda achieved a new half year sales record in the first six months of 2011 with 112,200 sold vehicles. In June alone, deliveries in China rose 25.8% to 19,100 units. The Superb in particular was in hot demand as sales increased 42.7%. In Russia, ŠKODA achieved the best monthly sales result ever with an increase of 33.6% and more than 7,000 sold vehicles. In India, ŠKODA grew almost 50% in June, with 2,300 cars making their way to customers.
Model delivery split in June 2011 (compared with June 2010):
Octavia (34,500 vehicles / +20.0%)
Fabia (24,800 vehicles / +17.1%)
Superb (10,900 vehicles / +3.9%)
Yeti (6,300 vehicles / +23.5%)
Roomster (3,300 vehicles / +4.9%)
Volkswagen Group reports record deliveries for the first half of 2011
- Over four million vehicles sold for first time in January – June period
- 11.7 percent increase in June
- Group Board member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Delivery figures show strength of model range – Success in second six months won’t be automatic”
Wolfsburg, 15 July 2011 – The Volkswagen Group delivered more vehicles in the first six months of 2011 than ever. A total of 4.09 (January – June 2010: 3.58; +14.1 percent)* million vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide from January to June of this year. Europe’s largest automaker therefore once again performed noticeably better than the world market (+6.1 percent). June was also a very positive month, with 719,400 (June 2010: 644,300; +11.7 percent)* vehicles handed over to customers. “Delivery figures for the first half of the year are very satisfactory. Our performance demonstrates the strength of our model range,” the Group Board member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday, and continued: “We are also confident we can perform better than the global automobile market during the second half of the year, thanks to our very convincing range of models.” He went on to say that developments during the first half of the year did not yet allow a projection for the full year. “Success in the second six months won’t be automatic. Plenty of hard work lies ahead to keep our deliveries during the second half of the year at a high level,” Klingler commented.
Deliveries on the American continent again developed very well. The number of vehicles sold in the North America region year to date grew 21.2 percent to 319,100 (263,200) units, of which 211,100 (175,300; +20.4 percent) vehicles were delivered in the U.S. market. The Volkswagen Group handed over 455,200 (410,600; +10.9 percent) vehicles to customers in the South America region during the same period.
The Group also reported strong delivery figures for the Asia / Pacific sales region. A total of 1.26 (1.05; +19.5 percent) million vehicles were handed over to customers there in the first six months of the year, of which 1.11 (0.95; +16.4 percent) million units were delivered in China, the region’s largest single market. The company reported further strong growth in India, where 55,100 (17,400; +217.2 percent) vehicles were delivered.
Group brands delivered a total of 1.90 (1.74; +9.3 percent) million vehicles to customers in Europe during the first half of the year. In Western Europe (excluding Germany), 1.07 (1.01; +5.5 percent) million customers took delivery of a new vehicle. Group brands reported continued high growth in Central and Eastern Europe, handing over 253,700 (196,800; +28.9 percent) vehicles there. In its home market of Germany, the Volkswagen Group achieved 9.3 percent growth, delivering 580,600 (531,300) vehicles.
All volume brands grow deliveries
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered over 2.5 million vehicles for the first time in the period January to June. In total, 2.53 (2.26; +11.8 percent) million units were handed over to customers. The brand developed particularly well in the Central and Eastern Europe (+42.2 percent), North America (+21.8 percent) and Asia / Pacific (+16.4 percent) regions.
Audi delivered 653,000 (554,900; +17.7 percent) vehicles worldwide in the first half of the year. The premium brand from Ingolstadt performed particularly well in the regions of North America (+17.2 percent), South America (+28.5 percent) and Asia / Pacific (+26.5 percent).
The Škoda brand delivered 454,700 (378,700; +20.1 percent) vehicles worldwide from January to June. The Czech automaker developed particularly well in Central and Eastern Europe (+20.2 percent) and the Asia / Pacific region (+36.0 percent).
SEAT delivered 186,400 (181,800) vehicles worldwide in the first six months, an increase of 2.5 percent. The Spanish brand reported growth in particular in Germany (+24.9 percent), France (+16.7 percent) and Italy (+13.7 percent).
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles grew deliveries 29.0 percent to 260,300 (201,900) units from January to June. Growth was particularly strong in the regions of Central and Eastern Europe (+52.7 percent), Asia / Pacific (+42.6 percent) and South America (+38.1 percent).
*) excluding Scania