Volkswagen Group UK
Head of Group Corporate and Public Relations
Mobile 07767 418946
About the Volkswagen Group:
The Volkswagen Group, with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. The Group comprises thirteen brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, CUPRA, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN.
The passenger car portfolio ranges from small cars all the way to luxury-class vehicles. Ducati offers motorcycles. In the light and heavy commercial vehicles sector, the products range from pick-ups to buses and heavy trucks. Every weekday, 671,205 employees around the globe produce on average 44,567 vehicles, are involved in vehicle-related services or work in other areas of business. The Volkswagen Group sells its vehicles in 153 countries.
In 2019, the total number of vehicles delivered to customers by the Group globally was 10.97 million (2018: 10.83 million). The passenger car global market share was 12.9 percent. Group sales revenue in 2019 totalled EUR 252.6 billion (2018: EUR 235.8 billion). Earnings after tax in the 2019 fiscal year amounted to EUR 14.0 billion (2018: EUR 12.2 billion).
Committed to becoming CO2 balance sheet neutral by 2050, The Volkswagen Group is investing €35bn into electrification over the next 5 years with over 70 all electric vehicles planned to be in the market by 2030.
Volkswagen Group United Kingdom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, and is the importer of Audi, SEAT, CUPRA, ŠKODA cars as well as Volkswagen passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The company directly employs approximately 1,000 people in the UK, and approximately 25,000 more are employed in the retail networks, logistics operations and with Financial Services.
In 2020 the Group registered 360,450 cars, achieving a market share of 22.1%, plus a further 32,500 vans and pick-ups, through our network of over 600 retailers – confirming Volkswagen Group as the clear UK number one.