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The five Business Units

GROUP COMPONENTS

Volkswagen Group Components operates in five Business Units worldwide: Engine & Foundry, Gearbox and Electric Drives, Running Gear, Seats and E-Mobility.

  • The “Engine & Foundry” Business Unit

    Product portfolio

    • Petrol engines [from the R3 with 55kW to the W16 with 1,103kW]
    • Gas engines [from the R3 with 50kW to the R4 with 125kW]
    • Diesel engines [from the R4 with 55kW to the V8 with 320kW]
    • Motor-related components [e.g. pumps, fuel rails, modules for Active Cylinder Management (ACT)]
    • Cast raw parts for engines, gearboxes & e-drives

    24 production sites

    Brazil

    • São Carlos

    China

    • Anting [2]
    • Changchun [2]
    • Chengdu
    • Dalian
    • Loutang

    Germany

    • Chemnitz
    • Hanover
    • Kassel
    • Salzgitter
    • Zuffenhausen

    UK

    • Crewe

    India

    • Pune

    Italy

    • Sant. Agata

    Mexico

    • Puebla
    • Silao

    Poland

    • Polkowice
    • Poznań

    Russia

    • Kaluga

    South Africa

    • Uitenhage

    Czech Republic

    • Mladá Boleslav

    Hungary

    • Győr

     

    Head of Business Unit: Herbert Steiner

    Employees: approx. 34,700  

  • “Gearboxes & Electric Drive” Business Unit

    Product portfolio

    • Manual gearboxes
    • Automatic / Dual clutch gearboxes
    • Hybrid gearboxes
    • Electric drives

    15 production sites

    Argentina

    • Córdoba

    China

    • Anting
    • Chanchung
    • Tianjin [2]
    • Dalian

    Germany

    • Kassel
    • Salzgitter
    • Zuffenhausen

    Slovakia

    • Bratislava
    • Martin

    Spain

    • El Prat

    Czech Republic

    • Mladá Boleslav
    • Vrchlabí

    Hungary

    • Győr

     

    Head of Business Unit: Thorsten Jablonski

    Employees: approx. 25,400

  • The “Running Gear” Business Unit

    Front Axle Product Range

    • Front axles
    • Rear axles
    • Steering systems
    • Battery systems
    • Shock absorbers
    • Drive shafts

    9 production sites

    Bosnia

    • Sarajevo

    China

    • Chángchūn
    • Chengdu
    • Foshan
    • Tianjin

    Germany

    • Braunschweig
    • Wolfsburg

    Mexico

    • Puebla

    Czech Republic

    • Mladá Boleslav

     

    Head of Business Unit: Otto Joos

    Employees: approx. 10,600  

  • The “E-Mobility” Business Unit

    Product portfolio and future projects

    • Battery End-to-End
    • Battery systems
    • Charging infrastructure (including versatile charging stations, wall boxes)
    • Battery recycling

    7 production sites

    Belgium

    • Brussels

    China

    • Anting
    • Qingdao
    • Changchun

    Germany

    • Braunschweig
    • Salzgitter

    Czech Republic

    • Mladá Boleslav

     

    Head of Business Unit: Mark Möller

    Employees: approx. 1,100  

  • The “Seats” Business Unit

    Product portfolio

    • Complete seats (just in sequence supply)
    • Seat structural components
    • Development work of SITECH: The complete development range from advance development and calculations, design, cover and foam development through prototype construction and testing up to supervision of series production

    7 Production sites

    China

    • Shanghai

    Germany

    • Emden
    • Hanover
    • Wolfsburg

    Poland

    • Głogów
    • Polkowice
    • Września

     

    Head of Business Unit: Ingo Fleischer

    Employees: approx. 5,300