Volkswagen AG Case Study

The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s top automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe, delivering almost 10 million cars to customers each year. This corresponds to a market share of the world passenger car market of almost 13%. Employing over 15,000 people, Volkswagen’s primary transmission site at Kassel supplies almost four million manual and automatic transmissions every year, and includes Europe’s largest light-alloy foundry to produce aluminium and magnesium housing components. The Kassel plant also reconditions old engines and gearboxes, and manufactures 3.5 million exhaust systems each year.