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Volkswagen Group at a Glance

The Volkswagen Group with its headquarters in Wolfsburg is one of the
world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in

Due to difficult market conditions in 2015, the number of Group
vehicles delivered to customers dropped to 9.931 million (2014: 10.137
million). The share of the world passenger car market amounts to 12.3

In Western Europe, nearly one in four new cars (24.4 percent) is made
by the Volkswagen Group. Group sales revenue in 2015 totaled €213.3
billion (2014: €202.5 billion), while negative earnings after tax
amounted to € -1.4 billion (2014: €11.1 billion).

The Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries:
Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti,
Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and

Each brand has its own character and operates as an independent
entity on the market. The product spectrum ranges from motorcycles to
low-consumption small cars and luxury vehicles. In the commercial
vehicle sector, the products include ranges from pick-ups, buses and
heavy trucks.

The Volkswagen Group is also active in other fields of business,
manufacturing large-bore diesel engines for marine and stationary
applications (turnkey power plants), turbochargers, turbomachinery
(steam and gas turbines), compressors and chemical reactors. It also
produces vehicle transmissions, special gear units for wind turbines,
slide bearings and couplings as well as testing systems for the mobility

In addition, the Volkswagen Group offers a wide range of financial
services, including dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and
insurance activities, and fleet management. 

The Group operates 119 production plants in 20 European countries and
a further 11 countries in the Americas, Asia and Africa. Every weekday,
approx. 610,100 employees worldwide produce nearly 42,000 vehicles, and
work in vehicle-related services or other fields of business. The
Volkswagen Group sells its vehicles in 153 countries.