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Volkswagen Group at a Glance

The Group operates 123 production plants in 20 European countries and a further 11 countries in the Americas, Asia and Africa. 664,496 employees worldwide produce vehicles, and work in vehicle-related services or other fields of business. The Volkswagen Group sells its vehicles in 153 countries.

With the future program TOGETHER – Strategy 2025 announced in 2016, the Volkswagen Group aim to make the Group more focused, efficient, innovative, customer-oriented and sustainable, and systematically geared towards generating profitable growth. The program creates the framework for the Group’s vision of being one of the world’s leading providers of sustainable mobility. The Volkswagen Group is therefore resolutely pursuing its transformation. By maintaining the course, the Group will continue to shape individual mobility in the future.

In order to achieve this, the Group will restructure its automotive core business and will be launching about 70 new electric car models by 2028. Additionally the expanding battery technology and autonomous driving as new core competences are in the focus. Furthermore, a cross-brand business unit for intelligent mobility solutions is to be established as a second pillar.

Another initiative of our future program TOGETHER –Strategy 2025 focuses on establishing a cross-brand mobility solutions business. Our mobility business MOIA is to become one of the leading providers of innovative transport services and will develop profitable and globally scalable business models. Strategic investments and partnerships are also being sought. Our strategic goal is to make Volkswagen one of the world’s leading providers of efficient and convenient smart mobility services by 2025, with a portfolio encompassing all brands and both “mobility as a service” and “vehicle on demand” services.

Thanks to our strategic partnership with Microsoft, we are accelerating our transformation into a mobility service provider with a fully connected vehicle fleet and our digital ecosystem “Volkswagen We”.
Working together, we aim to press ahead with software development for the automobile of tomorrow and new services for our customers. This enables the comprehensive strengthening and expansion of our IT expertise and solutions. Developing battery technology as a core competency has also been defined in a strategic initiative of the Volkswagen Group.

The successful transformation requires the Group to place its innovation power on an even broader footing: the Group is driving forward with digitalization across all brands, areas and functions.

At the same time, Volkswagen will rely to a greater extent than before on partnerships, acquisitions and strategic investments.