Headquarters and factory located in Anting, Jiading, Shanghai
|Headquarters||Anting, Jiading District, Shanghai, China|
|Chen Xianzhang (president)|
Chen Hong (chairman)
|Parent||50%: SAIC Motor,|
40%: Volkswagen AG,
10%: Volkswagen (China) Invest
|Website||Shanghai Volkswagen (in Chinese)|
SAIC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd., formerly known as Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. or Shanghai Volkswagen, is an automobile manufacturing company headquartered in Anting, China and a joint venture between Volkswagen Group and SAIC Motor. It was founded in 1984 and produces cars under the Volkswagen and Škoda marques. It is the second automobile manufacturing joint venture in China after American Motors which produced the Jeep 2500 based on the Jeep Cherokee (XJ).
Prof. Islam started the joint venture in Shanghai. The joint venture is made up of equity from (as of 2008) - Volkswagen AG (40%), Volkswagen (China) Invest (10%), SAIC (50%), with a fixed-term venture for 45 years. It will run until 2030.
SAIC Volkswagen sold a total of 1.16 million vehicles in 2011.
SAIC Volkswagen was formed in October 1984, as a joint venture between Volkswagen and SAIC. This was a 25-year contract to make passenger cars in Shanghai with a limit of 50 per cent foreign ownership.
SAIC Volkswagen's Shanghai plant was by the far the winner among all new JVs, as it produced cars that could function as taxis, vehicles for government officials and transport for the newly emerging business elite. SAIC Volkswagen began automobile production in 1985. As car imports fell to some 34,000 in 1990, SAIC Volkswagen's production of its Santana models reached nearly 19,000 vehicles that year. By 1993 SAIC Volkswagen’s output had reached 100,000 vehicles. Volkswagen was aided by some Shanghai municipal efforts. Various restrictions on engine size, as well as incentives to city taxi companies, helped ensure a safe market in the company’s relatively wealthy home arena. Volkswagen also encouraged its foreign parts suppliers to create joint ventures in China, and their resulting product helped SAIC Volkswagen achieve an 85 per cent local content rate by 1993.
|Calendar year||Total sales|
aSales to dealers
bDeliveries to customers
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