Volkswagen has completed work on a Logistics Service Facility at its Aurangabad plant in India for the supply of spare parts to Audi, Skoda and VW brand vehicles. It is the first such facility the German carmaker has established in the country and has been set up as part of its Skoda Auto India subsidiary.
Previously all Audi and Volkswagen parts were sent from the companies Asia hub in Singapore.
The expansion involved an investment of Rs. 13.6 crore (approximate €2m) and was achieved in just four months.
The 7,600m2 facility has been established to provide spare-parts logistic services for approximately 120 dealers of Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen by the end of the year. It has further provision for expansion up to 3,600m2
At the official opening Jean-Marie Lagey, Managing Director Technical Affairs, Skoda Auto India, said: “The Volkswagen Group Logistic Service, which will be provided by SkodaAuto, is one more accolade to our success story here in India. We started in 2001 and are currently manufacturing total eight different models of the Group brands Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen. The new setup will provide a smooth, easy and fast service for the entire Volkswagen Group in India. It confirms once again that Aurangabad is a major part of Automobile Hub in Maharashtra.”
Delivery to the facility is handled by DHL.