Dieter Zetsche and Martin Winterkorn meet Narendra Modi
The duo were told about technological innovation at Volkswagen with sit focus on VW Group’s commitment in India. A tour of the exhibition stand was the perfect opportunity to learn about Volkswagen Vento production.
The sedan is built at the company’s India plant in Chakan, Pune and exported to 30 countries. CEO Volkswagen AG, Dr. Martin Winterkorn and two apprentices from Volkswagen factory in Pune welcomed Angela Merkel and Narendra Modi.
India is and remains an important strategic growth market for Volkswagen Group. The company is certain Volkswagen will take on a key role in the Indian automobile market in the long term said Martin Winterkorn. VW is boosting localisation in India forward with the new engine assembly plant located in its existing Pune plant being inaugurated earlier in 2015.
Volkswagen Vento, a model specially designed for the Indian market and built here is being exhibited at Hannover Messe 2015. Prime Minister Modi and Chancellor Merkel spoke with two young Indian apprentices at the fair. Both leaders were particularly interested in Volkswagen’s
approach to developing young talent in India. At present, Volkswagen Group trains three quarters of its 18,500 apprentices worldwide based on its German dual vocational training module. Another matter in discussion was human-robot co-operation for an insight to tomorrow’s workplace.
Narendra Modi also had a meeting with Dieter Zetsche, CEO, Daimler AG