Volkswagen started a visitor service programme about four-and-a-half years ago at Volkswagen India’s Pune Plant. There have now been more than 50,000 visitors at the manufacturing facility. The visitors who have taken a tour of the Volkswagen plant at Chakan, Pune include people from schools, universities, customers and enthusiasts from around the country. On an average, two plant visits are conducted each working day and the group of visitors can have the plant visit with a guide giving information in Marathi, Hindi, English and even German.
The last group that rounded off the milestone was a group of students and co-ordinators from the NGO Sparsh Balgram that work for the welfare of HIV/AIDS infected children. The NGO visited Volkswagen Pune Plant with a group of 14 children and two co-ordinators last Friday. Detailed insights about the products manufactured by the company were provided.
One of the co-ordinator from, Mahesh Yadav said “The name Volkswagen always brings to mind German engineering. To be able to witness it first-hand was really a memorable experience.” Another child visitor from the Sparsh Balgram said, “What we experienced today was once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It was a thrilling experience for us to see how the cars that we see every day on the road are really built. To be able to get so close to the robots and see them in operation was the highlight of the tour!”
The plant tours start with a short company presentation followed by a walk through the assembly and body shop. Information about the press shop along with illustrated overview of the paint shop is also provided. Visitors also get a chance to witness key processes like laser welding in the body shop. In the assembly area, visitors can see the cockpit assembly and the engine-chassis marriage.
To support the noble cause of the NGO and to celebrate this jubilee, Volkswagen India extended Rs 50,000 for the welfare activities that the NGO undertakes.
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