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H Volkswagen ανακοίνωσε ότι τον Απρίλιο είδε τις πωλήσεις της να παρουσιάζουν αύξηση 5,4%, αφού πούλησε 480.900 αυτοκίνητα. Από την αρχή του έτους, η VW έχει πουλήσει 1.91 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα (+5,3%) με τα 545.350 αυτοκίνητα (-7,5%) να πωλούνται στην Ευρώπη.

Στην Κεντρική και Ανατολική Ευρώπη οι πωλήσεις αυξήθηκαν κατά 194% (85.500 μονάδες) ενώ στη Ρωσία μειώθηκαν κατά 2,1 % (49.500 μονάδες). Στη Δυτική Ευρώπη, εκτός Γερμανίας, οι πωλήσεις μειώθηκαν κατά -7,9% (279.300 μονάδες) ενώ και στη Γερμανία, οι πωλήσεις σημείωσαν πτώση κατά 10,9% (180.500). Στην Ινδία πούλησε 21.300 αυτοκίνητα (-18,4%).

Στη περιοχή Ασίας-Ειρηνικού πουλήθηκαν 855.100 αυτοκίνητα (+17,9%) ενώ στη Κίνα οι πωλήσεις ανήλθαν σε 789.900 (+20%). Στη Βόρειο Αμερική πούλησε 196.200 αυτοκίνητα (+4,4%), στις Η.Π.Α 131.800 αυτοκίνητα (-0,1%) και στη Νότιο Αμερική 235.200 αυτοκίνητα (-4,5%). Στη Βραζιλία πουλήθηκαν 176.600 νέα Volkswagen (-2,9%).

Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις, Ο Πρόεδρος της Γερμανίας, Joachim Gauck επισκέφτηκε το εργοστάσιο της Volkswagen στη Βραζιλία, με το VW Group έως το 2016, να επενδύσει 3,4 δις ευρώ στη Βραζιλία.

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars grows vehicle deliveries 5.3 percent to 1.91 million in period to April

480,900 vehicles delivered in April / +5.4 percent

Wolfsburg, 14 May 2013 – The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand grew deliveries 5.3 percent in the first four months of the year, handing over 1.91 (January-April 2012: 1.81) million vehicles. The brand delivered 480,900 (April 2012: 456,100; +5.4 percent) vehicles to customers in the month of April. Two extra working days as a result of the early Easter period had a positive impact in April. “Developments on world markets remained mixed and the situation in Europe in particular is very challenging. Volkswagen Passenger Cars is not immune to this trend. Overall, though, the brand recorded a modest increase in worldwide deliveries as a result of its convincing model range. The signals from China, where Volkswagen has been successfully selling vehicles for the last 30 years, continue positive”, Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, said in Wolfsburg on Tuesday.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 545,300 (589,800; -7.5 percent) vehicles on the overall European market in the first four months, of which 279,300 (303,400; -7.9 percent) were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany). There was also a downward trend on the home market of Germany, where customers took possession of 180,500 (202,400; -10.9 percent) new vehicles. In contrast, Volkswagen Passenger Cars recorded slight growth in Central and Eastern Europe in the period to April, with deliveries running at 85,500 (84,000; +1.9 percent) units. The company handed over 49,500 (50,500; -2.1 percent) vehicles to customers in Russia.

In the Asia-Pacific region the brand grew deliveries by 17.9 percent in the period to April, handing over 855,100 (725,100) vehicles to customers. In China (incl. Hong Kong), 783,900 (653,300; +20.0 percent) vehicles were delivered during the same period. In India, on the other hand, deliveries fell to 21,300 (26,200; -18.4 percent) units. In the North America region, Volkswagen Passenger Cars grew deliveries in the period to April by 4.4 percent to 196,200 (187,900) units, of which 131,800 (131,900; -0.1 percent) models were handed over to customers in the USA. Deliveries in the South America region from January to April decreased by 4.5 percent to 235,200 (246,300) units, of which 175,600 (180,800; -2.9 percent) vehicles were handed over in Brazil.

German President Joachim Gauck visits Volkswagen in Brazil

President of Germany views the Anchieta plant

Gauck obtains information on CSR projects and dual vocational training at Volkswagen do Brasil

Wolfsburg / São Bernardo do Campo, 14 May 2013 – German President Joachim Gauck today visited Volkswagen’s Brazilian plant in Anchieta in the state of São Paulo. He was received by Dr. Michael Macht, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft responsible for Group production and the South America region. Accompanied by Thomas Schmall, President of Volkswagen do Brasil, Gauck viewed the Volkswagen Gol assembly line and gained an overview of the innovative products and production processes of Volkswagen do Brasil.

Up to 2016, the Volkswagen Group is investing €3.4 billion in Brazil in new products and technologies as well as the expansion of production capacities. “We place particular emphasis on sustainable production at our six plants in Brazil and the expansion of renewable power generation in Brazil. Through these investments, we will be making our plants even more environmentally compatible and efficient,” said Dr. Macht.

President Gauck visited the vocational training centre at the Anchieta plant. The centre is operated by Volkswagen do Brasil and SENAI, the National Service for Industrial Apprenticeships. Since 1973, more than 6000 skilled workers have been trained at the plant on the basis of the German dual model of vocational training.

Gauck then informed himself about the many sustainability projects of Volkswagen do Brasil. The President was welcomed by “Coral da Gente”, a choir consisting of children from the deprived districts of São Paulo. Another building brick of Volkswagen’s comprehensive social commitment in Brazil is the initiative “A Chance to Play”, a program initiated by the Group Works Council of Volkswagen and aid organization terre des hommes. The project aims to improve the future prospects of children and young people in deprived areas of Brazil. Sport, learning and study opportunities for tens of thousands of young people are supported. In addition, Volkswagen do Brasil is installing water pumps in the driest regions of Brazil within the framework of the “Bomba d’Água Popular” project,. Since 2005, more than 1000 pumps have been installed to supply water free of charge to 140,000 people in Brazil.

Volkswagen has become a motor for environmental sustainability in Brazil. In March 2003, the company already launched flex-fuel vehicles. More than 86% of all new cars in Brazil now feature this powertrain technology which allows operation using gasoline and/or bio-ethanol, which cuts CO2 emissions. As one of the first automakers in Brazil, Volkswagen is also investing in the generation of energy from renewable sources. Since 2010, Volkswagen has taken almost 20 percent of the power it needs from its own Anhanguera hydropower plant, also located in the state of São Paulo. Volkswagen plans the construction of a second hydropower plant in Brazil and by this company intends to raise the share of green energy to more than 90 percent in the future, with around 40 percent being supplied from its own facilities.

Volkswagen do Brasil is also involved in a large number of nature preservation projects in the São Paulo region. For example, around the reservoir for Anhanguera hydropower plant, Volkswagen has created a green belt with a length of 5.8 kilometers and an area of 116 hectares. This wooded area forms part of a reforestation program for over 100 indigenous tree species.

On March 23, 2013, Volkswagen do Brasil celebrated its 60th anniversary. With a total of more than 20 million vehicles produced, Volkswagen is the largest automaker in Brazil and also the largest exporter in the Brazilian automobile industry. To date, Volkswagen has exported more than 3 million vehicles to 147 countries. In 2012, the Volkswagen Gol was Brazil’s best-selling vehicle for the 26th year in succession.