Volkswagen India starts export of Polo hatchback to Mexico, opens IT centre in Pune
VW India’s MD, and Pune Plant President, Mahesh Kodumudi said that he is proud to announce the start of exports and the launch of a new IT support centre.
VW India’s Pune plant first began exports back in 2011. Today, the company exports to about 32 countries across the globe, and almost every second car built at the plant is for export market. On the occasion, Mr Kodumudi also said that their cars which are exported, and the one which are sold in India have the same safety features, and structural strength (unlike some competitors). VW cars built in India have the same robust construction, as that of VW car built in any other part of the world.
Speaking about the new Volkswagen Group IT Regional Competency Centre at Hinjewadi Tech Park in Pune, it was inaugurated by Dr. Martin Hofmann, Head of Volkswagen Group IT and Mr. Mahesh Kodumudi. This is the third RCC set up under VW Group with the first two in Europe and North America.
Besides creating employment for IT professionals, the new VW IT support centre will play a major role in offering Project Management and Support Services to the various brands, regions and companies under Volkswagen Group.
Already employing over 100 IT professionals, Volkswagen Group IT RCC has plans to grow significantly in the years ahead. These professional are well versed with various IT technologies which include SAP, Microsoft, Java, NET, BI, BO, Big Data and Mobility Solutions. IT plays a major role in the auto industry right from the conceptualization of projects to sourcing of parts to processes of production and going all the way upto sales and after sales service.
Besides Volkswagen Group, other automakers such as General Motors, Fiat and Hyundai Motor Co are also increasingly investing in IT and R&D resources in India. Volkswagen Group which is represented by five passenger car brands Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche, Skoda and VW in India operates 106 production plants in 19 European countries and in another 8 countries in America, Asia and Africa while it also offers a wide range of financial services.