Johannesburg – Volkswagen SA has revealed that board members of
Volkswagen AG, its German-based parent, will visit South Africa next
month for the official opening of a multimillion-rand parts distribution
centre in Centurion, Johannesburg.
VWSA confirmed that the board members would visit SA on June 17 for the official opening of
the R230m parts distribution centre.
The carmaker also said Volkswagen AG's top brass will reveal further investment plans in
Last year, VWSA said it planned to invest an additional R500m in 2010 to revamp its
plant, seeking to improve global competitiveness.
The company has already invested about R3.5bn in upgrading its Uitenhage plant and
boosting local content.
March, VWSA unveiled plans to manufacture its new entry-level car, the Polo Vivo, at the
Vivo replaced the iconic Citi Golf, the last of which was manufactured in November 2009.
Apart from the Vivo production platform, VWSA has another new manufacturing line.
started producing the new-generation Polo in 2009 for both export destinations such as
the US, Ireland and Malaysia, and the local market.
Volkswagen AG has
already made investment commitments in SA.