Plant Tour Impresses the DFB
Launching the partnership: Executive committee of the world’s biggest sporting association meets in Wolfsburg.
Volkswagen is the mobility partner of the German Football Association (DFB). To get to know the new partner even better, the executive committee of the largest German sports association held its first meeting of 2019 in Wolfsburg. The first international match of the year will also take place in the home city of Volkswagen on March 20. The DFB Executive Committee visited the Wolfsburg plant after the first day of the conference. After being welcomed by Plant Manager Stefan Loth, the tour took the visitors on a train through Europe’s largest automotive factory. Among other things, the guests were given an insight into the press shop, body shop, paint shop, and assembly. In Hall 8, the DFB representatives witnessed the wedding, i.e. the production step in which the powertrain and bodywork are brought together. Group CEO Herbert Diess: “It was important for us to show our new partner where the heart of our company beats.” The executive committee, headed by President Reinhard Grindel, was impressed by the tour through the headquarters of the world’s largest automaker. “It was fascinating to see how many gears have to fit together to build a car,” said Grindel. Oliver Bierhoff, who sits on the DFB executive committee as the national team representative, added, “People from many different nations are working together successfully in production. Just like in soccer, it comes down to teamwork. Volkswagen’s employees also form a real team that works hard every day and sticks together.”