Volkswagen’s management changes

Volkswagen India has a new President and Managing Director namely Dr John Chacko. His appointment came into effect from 1st of December 2010. Speaking about Dr John Chacko, he was the Technical Managing Director for Volkswagen India. As Volkswagen Group are planning on diversifying into the truck segment, erstwhile Managing Director, Joerg Mueller has been moved onto the post of Chief Director of Volkswagen Group Truck Division. Dr John Chacko is expected to bring about a sea change in the current operations of Volkswagen India. He is also believed to address to the huge customer complaints regarding the sale and services of the Volkswagen Group in India.

On the same lines, CEO of Volkswagen AG, Mr Martin Winkerton’s contract has been extended to another 5 years. This is in line with the vision of the 63 year old patriarch, who wants to overtake Toyota Motor Corporation in the race for been the world’s number 1 car manufacturer by 2015. To this very effect, Winkerton has annexed Scania AB, a Swedish truck maker and now is in talks with Porsche SE to buy them out. He has also put forward plans to double production capacity with two new plants in the Chinese market. There would also be a new factory which would come up in mid 2011 in the US market, where Toyota is dominant. Winkerton’s contract earlier started in 2007 and would have otherwise ended by end of 2011. Due to the extension, his contract would now end on 2016.

3 Replies to “Volkswagen’s management changes”

  1. it is great that vw has amazing cars.i planned to buy vento tdi,but it is unfurutnate to bring in to kind notice of all costumers and friends that be aware of dealers and thier comittments.at one side they would publize that they have minimum wating period,but i would say it is blunder and nothing else,why i am sateting this because the aurangabad dealer ie doot vw has committed me to take delivery and accordingly taken cheques,bank loan amount and also called me for the delivery on dated 6th may 2011.but at the instance i was told that your car is in transit we will be able to deliver you after two days.it was a shocking news for me and my family,then i contacted the delear he said it will not be possible to give car now.but the day before on information i had been to service center of vw where the car was alloted to me and accordinly my job card was also ready. from sevice center i was inform that your car has gone to showroom pl take dlevery at the other side in the showroom i was inform that your car is in transit we can not deliver it.from this only one thing can be notice that there is no proper coordination in vw and delears because delears are giving the car to those who will pay more or may be for some other resons but your are going to suffer ,therefore you would not get cars in time or on comittment.overall i have very bad experience of vw dealers aurangabad (ms).i would suguest that take care before you book vw.till date i have not got my car .no massege is recived nethier given exact date of delivery by delear vw aurangabad.

  2. hi
    Myself Pushkal soni S/o Rakesh soni
    I had purchsed volkswagen vento on 6/05/2011 from Lally motors ludhiana
    The car is creating huge noise when it croses 80 km speed on the left hand side of the dash board above airbags
    service center people have no solution of this problem and i have spend my whole day at the showroom
    after that they say leave the car we will check once again
    now my plea is that i have purchased new car , their is problem in it, i want new car againt it.
    otherwise i will not be satisfied because new car is new and car with repair is different think.
    Regarding service of the service center it is quite poor they even not prepare job card for my car for whole day, my car is taken for test drive by 3 different person but even single person attend my problem with due care.
    Kindly consider my plea as early as possible.
    Thanking you
    Pushkal soni
    car chassis no: wvwl10609bt020427
    phone number: 08054441426
    address : 21 green park, civil lines ,Ludhiana Punjab, India

  3. hi,
    myself Dr.Meghana,
    i had purchased Jetta in Feb.2011.I got it serviced on 22/7/2011.Car was working fine till then.After 22/7/2011.After 10 days i started getting my clutch harder.I got my car to workshop now they are telling me i have to change my clutch and its assembly.I am shocked to hear this if after getting serviced on time and with excellent driver how such big mishap can occur to new vehicle likeJetta? The service centre response this problem is pathetic.They do not know for days together what is problem with vehicle.I am thoroughly disappointed with this car and its total management.I want to consider my plea for urgent free repair of my vehicle. My dealer is KSM motors,Nerul ,Navi Mumbai.
    My car chassis no is WVWK101K5AA554653.
    Thanking you
    Dr.Meghana Kulkarni
    Ph.No.9322837702
    Address-Flat no.302,Plot no.36, Kanak samriddhi,MCCM Soc. Panvel

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