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Shanghai Volkswagen Auto

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Shanghai Volkswagen is one of the oldest examples of joint ventures in the field of automotive engineering. Established in 1985 as a joint Sino-German initiative, it has proved one of the most successful ever, with sales in 2010 exceeding 1m units. One of the biggest modern production bases in China, Shanghai Volkswagen has 5 production areas, a technology development centre and has produces both Volkswagen and Skoda marques.

The tour of Shanghai Volkswagen Auto lasts around 90 mins and begins by viewing the company’s introduction film. A visit then follows to the third factory’s product exhibition hall, the Press workshop, the body workshop and assembly workshop.  The visit is concluded with a short film about the history of the company. This tour offers business studies groups a useful insight into joint ventures in the new China and the production techniques used in a modern factory.