This restructuring of the Component division’s activities is an integral part of the Volkswagen Group’s strategy for the future, “TOGETHER – Strategy 2025.” Going forward, these activities will be consolidated within the Group’s Components division on a company-wide scale and made even more efficient. In-house expertise will also be systematically intensified and we will be pressing ahead with our transition toward e-mobility across the Group. In a bid to achieve these objectives, the business fields within Components will be strengthened and restructured. Management of the business fields will be centralized and operated on a location-independent basis in the future:
- Engine and Casting: Herbert Steiner (former plant manager at Audi in Györ)
- Gearbox and Electric Drive: Thorsten Jablonski (former plant manager in Kassel)
- Chassis: Otto Joos (former plant manager in Braunschweig)
- Seats: Volkswagen subsidiary Sitech
- E-mobility: TBC
In other news: the Plastic business field will be incorporated into Vehicle Production and no longer form part of the Components division. The subject of e-mobility, on the other hand, will now play a much more central role within the Group’s Components division.