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OVERVIEW

  • Headquartered in Herndon, VA
  • Houses the U.S. operations of a worldwide family of distinguished and exciting brands, including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen, as well as the financial arm VW Credit, Inc.
  • Wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe
  • U.S. manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., a LEED Platinum-certified facility, producing the Volkswagen Passat; Volkswagen’s new seven-passenger SUV, the Atlas started production at the plant in late 2016
  • In 2014, Volkswagen Group announced it will be investing another $900 million in its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant to build the new SUV, and a new North American Engineering & Planning Center with the goal of 200 new hires by the end of 2016. By the end of 2015, the Center counted 75 employees, 65 of them engineers
  • Volkswagen Group plans to invest more than $7 billion in North America in between 2015 through 2019

HISTORY

  • Founded in 1955 in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., to standardize dealership service in the United States
  • Moved its corporate headquarters from Auburn Hills, Mich., to Herndon, Va., in 2008 to increase competitiveness and sharpen its focus on key U.S. markets
  • In 2011, Volkswagen Chattanooga began production of the Passat
  • In 2013, VW Credit, Inc. opened a $10 million, 30,000-square-foot expansion of its Libertyville, Ill. facility
  • In 2016, Volkswagen Chattanooga began production of the new midsize SUV Atlas

OPERATIONS

Our U.S. operations include:

  • More than 6,000 corporate, subsidiary and regional team members
  • Network of approximately 1,000 dealers
  • More than 30 corporate/subsidiary locations