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Hello everyone interested in VW History with SAIC the following is taken from:

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Overview
Located in Anting International Auto City on the northwest outskirts of Shanghai, Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. (SVW) occupies a total area of 3,330,000 m2, with a floor space of 900,000 m2. Currently having a product lineup made up of six series out of five passenger car platforms of Santana B2, Santana3000, Passat, Polo, Gol and Touran, SVW is one of the largest car-making bases in China with an annual production capacity of over 450,000 units.

Growing Business
Established in March 1985, SVW is the first car-making joint venture after China began its reform and opened to the outside world. The Chinese shareholders own 50% of the interest and the German shareholders own the other 50%, and the term of the joint venture contract was 25 years. On April 12, 2002, the shareholders signed an agreement to extend the contract for another 20 years till 2030.

The birth of SVW put an end to Chinas history of making cars behind closed doors at a low technical level and blazed a path of utilizing foreign capital and introducing overseas technology for an accelerated development of the Chinese car-making industry. In the past 20 years, SVW kept accumulating capital on its own and expanding the business without a stop, setting a new mode of development for the Chinese car-making industry. With many capital increases over time, the registered capital of SVW has reached RMB 10 billion from the initial RMB160 million in 1985, and the total assets have. increased from RMB 980 million to RMB35.97 billion.

SVWs success has greatly promoted the growth of the Chinese car-making industry. While expanding its production scale, SVW started the Santana localization endeavor to revitalize the Chinese parts supply industry. This grand trans-regional, inter-departmental, cross-industry and systematic project has helped a large number of local parts suppliers achieve their technical advancement, thus laying a solid foundation for manufacturing parts and components up to the international standard. Now over 400 domestic suppliers are able to supply SVW with locally made parts. SVW-accepted parts makers are now accepted by other carmakers as their parts suppliers, and some of them have become suppliers for global sourcing manufacturers.

In the transnational, cross-cultural, cross-century and cross-technology background, SVWs German and Chinese partners cooperate in a pioneering spirit, and the company was commended as an example of successful Sino-German cooperation. SVW has been given the title of Top Ten Joint Venture in China and led the list of The Biggest 500 Foreign-invested Enterprises in China for eignt consecutive years, and it has been awarded the honor of National Quality and Profit-making Company for nine years in succession. SVW was the first car-maker to receive National Quality Management Award issued by Chinas Quality Management Association for the first time. Over the years SVW has set quite a number of records in the Chinese passenger vehicle industry.

On July 5, 2005, the 3 millionth SVW-made car rolled off the line, making SVW the first carmaker in China to realize a total output of 3 million cars.

Advanced Facilities
With the completion of the three technical transformation projects, SVW has formed a production layout of four major production areas, i.e. Car Plant 1, Car Plant 2, Car Plant 3 and Engine Plant, plus a technical center. The company boasts a lot of world-class manufacturing facilities and techniques, i.e. the modular assembly line and online laser inspection equipment that ensure a stable manufacturing of high quality products, the fully automatic press lines plus the two 2000T high-precision multi-work bay press machines unique in China that ensure manufacturing precision; a good number of welding robots and modern welding technologies that ensure the rigidity and precision of car bodies; double galvanized sheet metal and modern waxing technique plus advanced car painting technique and automatic painting equipments that lengthen the anti-corrosion period of the car.
 

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Shanghai-Volkswagen History and Landmarks Part 2

Hello everyone interested in VW History with SAIC the following is taken from:

Overview from http://www.csvw.com/csvw/en/company/intro/index.htm

Landmarks from http://www.csvw.com/csvw/en/company/history/index.htm


Strict Quality Management
Quality is the life of SVW. Following VW's spirit of "making cars as elaborately as making works of art", SVW has worked out a complete quality assurance and inspection system, and persevered in implementing and keeping to the standard of high technological intensity, great safety and elaborate workmanship.

In 1995, SVW became the first carmaker in China to obtain the ISO 9001 Quality System Accreditation. In 2001, SVW passed in succession the VDA6.1 (Quality standard for Germanys car-making industry) and the ISO 9001 accreditation (2000 Edition). In the same year, SVW was also given the title of National User Satisfying Enterprise¡± and received the 2001 National Quality Management Award issued by Chinas Quality Management Association for the first time. In 2003, SVW was granted the awards of Star Team of National User Satisfying Service and Model Unit for the Implementation of Shanghai User Satisfaction Project. SVW also got the Golden Quality Award of Shanghai¡± in 2004.

The Quality Control Center of SVW boasts the biggest and the most advanced comprehensive matching testing lab in China, where modernized and digitalized measurements are taken during quality inspection.

Strong Capability for Independent Vehicle Development
As a joint venture, SVW keeps to its product strategy of independent development along with assimilation of new technology to lift its product development capability. In the 2005 appraisal of technical centers of enterprises in Shanghai, SVWs technical center was rated first in the automobile industry.

Till now, SVW has made an accumulated investment of RMB 2.0 billion Yuan in hardware facilities over the past years:

The multiple functional technical center is equipped with advanced facilities for independent development of car body and matching of engines with electric systems and chassis. The world-class proving ground was the first of its kind in China that incorporates various road types and equipped with complete facilities for professional vehicle testing; and the quality control lab is installed with world-level equipment for testing metal, non-metal and electric parts.

Through the TTA Training Program and project cooperation, SVW has built up an efficient product development team composed of employees of high qualifications. From introduction, assimilation and absorption of overseas technology to the joint product development, SVW has now entered the constructive period of independent vehicle development. In 2003, the SVW-made RHD POLO cars were exported to Australia, and in March 2004, Santana 3000, a car that SVW developed on its own, was launched on the market. PASSAT LINGYU,cited by the assessment jury of the "Annual Evaluation 2006" of the Chinese Automobile Pictorial as "the most outstanding native vehicle created by outstanding designers using outstanding development pattern", have consistently kept a good sales performance since its launch in November 2005.

Product Lineup
SantanaB2 Since the introduction of SantanaB2 in 1984, SVW has made hundreds of technological improvements to upgrade the technological contents of the model, which has kept a good sales performance all along, and Santana B2 is therefore reputed as the "Evergreen Car" in China.

Passat SVW Passat, which was put into production in December 1999, became a classic figure in the mid- and high-end market segment soon after its market launch.
PASSAT LINGYU, newly launched in November 2005, was upgraded in contour, interior and drivability to cater to the requirements of the Chinese customers without losing its original quality.

POLO In April, 2002, SVW-made POLO, which represents the advanced level of the world's car-making industry, was launched on the Chinese market. With the introduction of this latest model of compact cars in the world, SVW realized the planning, manufacturing and launching of POLO in synchrony with other overseas manufacturers.

GOL SVW-made GOL, the first two-door compact economy car in China, went into the market on February 2, 2003. Thereafter, the four-door version was launched, followed by the two-door Gol Sporty and the fashionable four-door Gol Style.

Santana 3000 The first SVW-developed product, Santana 3000, was launched on the market in March 2004. As a successor model to replace Santana 2000, Santana 3000 has a trendy exterior, improved air-conditioning, easier electrical controls and better riding comfort.

Touran SVW Touran was put to the market in November, 2004. Being the first MPS of its kind in China, Touran has a pleasantly simple and trendy design, making itself a perfect product to serve family, commercial and pastime purposes.

Marketing and Service
As a car manufacturer, SVW owns the biggest population of cars in China and its product and service network has developed across the whole country. As a result of 20 years development, SVW now has over 1,000 4-S dealers and authorized stations that cover more than 70% of prefectural cities in the whole country. SVW now boasts the most extensive passenger car after service network in China, which extends from the southernmost Sanya to the northernmost Mohe, and from Jiamusi in the east and to Kashgar in the west.

As one of the first car-makers in China to introduce the Customer Relationship Management (CRM), SVW launched and carried out the CRM project as far back as in 2001. SVW has kept improving the CRM system in the past five years, and was twice elected as the winner of the Best CRM Implementation Enterprise in the Chinese car-making industry in 2004 and 2005. As a major step of the CRM implementation, the opening of the new after-sales service hot line 10106789 in September 2005 enabled SVW to integrate the pre-sales and after-sales call centers. Consequently more standardized services are offered to the customers, instant responses are given to various inquiries and suggestions, and individualized services are realized for the whole lifetime of the vehicles through the follow-up services.

In October 2005, SVW created and introduced a new brand service entitled Techcare, incorporating the vehicle purchase, upkeep, replacement and decoration into a whole service chain, so that the users were able to enjoy a 360 degree considerate care from the manufacturer. The professional and systematic sales service, transparent and trustworthy used-car replacement, convenient auto financing, individualized accessories supply and car owner clubs that hold the users together and maintain their loyalty to the brand, along with the standardized professional service of SVW, constitute the six mainstay of SVWs service brand that meets the VW standard and offers lifelong carefree enjoyment.

Social Responsibility
While providing the consumers with first-rate products, SVW commits itself to minimize the impact of its products and activities on the environment through science and technology. SVW became the first car-maker in China to obtain the ISO14001 Environment Management Authentication Certificate in December 1997.

Over the years, SVW has been devoted to developing and producing environmentally-friendly cars that provide the users with safety, strong power, economy and comfort. Now all SVW-made cars have met the state emission regulation at least two years in advance, and in this respect Passat, POLO and Touran have reached EU IV level.

SVW never fails to reciprocate the society in parallel with its own development, and has subsidized for a long time quite a few cultural and sports activities of the country , as well as those of Shanghai. In the course of 20 years development, SVW has donated altogether RMB 160 million yuan in sponsoring the charities, cultural and educational activities, public health, sports, etc, thus playing a leading role in promoting the economic and spiritual development of the society and receiving appraisal from the public at large.
 

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Shanghai-Volkswagen History & Landmarks Part 3

Hello everyone interested in VW History with SAIC the following is taken from:

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Landmarks from http://www.csvw.com/csvw/en/company/history/index.htm

Rapid Rise
SVW keeps adjusting its business operation to face up to the rapidly changing market. By way of change management, process re-engineering, corporate culture construction, SVW has started to turn itself to an enterprise solely based on the market and the customers, and sharpen its edge in terms of cost, differential competition, industrial concentration and launch of new products.

Along with extension of its product lineup, SVW has initiated the multi-brand strategy as well. On April 11, 2005, SVW signed a cooperation agreement with Skoda Auto, which symbolized the formal entry into China of a hundred-year-old auto brand On the strength of the technology of the two companies and taking into consideration characteristics of the Chinese market, SVW will develop a complete series of local products, ranging from economy cars to medium-to-high end vehicles, while maintaining the original philosophy of the Skoda brand.

In the next five years, SVW will put out nearly ten new cars in succession. Inspired by the aspiration of leading the Chinese car market and commanding SVW glory and with seeking after excellence and striving for the first " as the core value, SVW will not only try to keep the position of a first-class enterprise in China, but also try to rank among the world-class carmakers in its effort to follow the trend of economic globalization, thus making its due contribution to the development of the Chinese car-making industry and to the rapid rise of China's national economy.
 

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Shanghai-Volkswagen History and Landmarks Part 4

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(1984) On October 10th, the signing ceremony of the Joint Venture Contract for Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Company Ltd. was held in Beijing. Mr. Raobin, Mr. Zhou Mengxiong, Dr. Hahn and Dr. Schmidt attended the ceremony and signed on the Contract.

On October 12th, Chinese Vice Premier Li Peng and Chancellor Kohl of F.R.Germany attended the foundation ceremony for SVW in Shanghai.

(1985) On February 16th, State Commercial and Industrial Administration issued business license to SVW. Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Company Ltd. was incorporated.

On March 20th, SVW held its first board meeting, and formed the first managing administration committee to be in charge of daily business of the Company.

On March 21st, SVW held the opening ceremony of the Company.

On September 1st, SVW was officially began its operation.

On November 30th, SVW signed the aftersales service agreement with the first eight authorized service stations in Shanghai.

(1986) On April 19th, the Mayor of Shanghai Mr. Jiang Zeming inspected SVW.
In July, SVW began assembling Audi 100.

On August 1st, SVW began assembling Santana touring sedan.

On August 4th, the first localization meeting of Shanghai Santana was held in Shanghai.
On September 29th, the accumulated production output of Shanghai Santana reached 10,000 units.

On November 18th, General Secretary of CPC Central Committee Hu Yaobang inspected SVW.

(1987) On March 27th, SVW held the fifth board meeting, and approved the project of expanding the production capacity to 60,000 cars.

On July 19th, the leading team in support of SVWs construction was formed. Vice Mayor of Shanghai Mr. Huang Ju acted as the team leader.

On October 23rd, the assembly line of SVW Engine Plant was put into production.

(1988) On April 12th, the result of the first poll of Top Ten Joint Venture (Manufacturer) in China was published, and SVW ranked fourth.

On July 1st, the Shanghai Santana Localization Community was set up.

On August 24th, the training center of SVW composed of one teaching building, two practicing workshops, ten labs and life facilities was established.

On October 28th, the opening ceremony for general assembly line with the production capacity of 250 cars per day and quality assurance lab was held.

(1989) On March 6th, Jiang Zeming, the member of Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee and the secretary of Shanghai municipal committee of CPC, inspected SVW.

On April 12th, the result of the second poll of Top Ten Joint Venture (Manufacturer) in China¡± was published. SVW ranked second.

On October 21st, the newly-established paint shop of SVW was opened.

On November 6th, general secretary of CPC Central Committee Jiang Zeming met with Dr. Hahn, the board chairman of VWAG and his associates.

(1990 ) On April 18th, SVW held the celebrating ceremony for the fifth anniversary of SVW as well as the Completion of Phase I Project of SVW. On the ceremony, premier of the state council, Li Peng announced the decision of developing and open-up of Pudong made by the central government.

On April 24th, the result of the third poll of Top Ten Joint Venture (Manufacturer) in China was published. SVW ranked fifth.

(1991 ) On February 6th, the general designer of Chinas reform and open-up Deng Xiaoping inspected SVW accompanied by Mayor Zhu Rongji.

In May, the result of the fourth poll of Top Ten Joint Venture (Manufacturer) in China was published. SVW ranked tenth.

On May 15th, SVW reached the goal of making 100 Santana cars per shift.

On September 12th, SVW as well as all its Chinese and foreign employees donated RMB1,180,000 yuan to relieve the people in disaster-stricken areas in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui and other provinces as well as the people suffering tornado in suburb of Shanghai.
On October 20th, SVW decided to increase the registered capital to RMB1.2 billion yuan, invest RMB2.5 billion yuan in Phase II Reconstruction, and develop the new Santana car in joint effort with VWAG and Brazil Latin America Automotive Corporation on the fourteenth board meeting.

(1992 ) On January 1st, Shanghai Auto Factory was merged into SVW. 2,074 employees of the former Shanghai Auto Factory began their new jobs.

On January 28th, the accumulated production output of Shanghai Santana reached 100,000 units.

In March, a developing team consisting of several engineers went to Brazil Latin America Automotive Corporation to jointly design the new Santana car, and initiated developing of the new Santana car.

In June, the result of the fifth poll of Top Ten Joint Venture (Manufacturer) in China was published. SVW ranked first.

On June 15th, SVW sponsored China national soccer team in employing Germany coach Schlappner.

On December 10th, SVW donated RMB 2 million yuan to improve education and hospital facilities in Anting town where SVW was located, and RMB500 thousand yuan to set up SVW Red Cross Geriatric Nursing Home.


(1993 ) On February 20th, Santana Fund of Supporting Chinese Soccer was founded with a fund capital of RMB 10million yuan.

On March 24th, SVW donated 10 Santana cars to the first East Asia Games held in Shanghai.

In April, the state administration of technology supervision and China Quality Association granted SVW the award of State Advanced Cost-effective Enterprise of 1992.

On May 12th, the result of the sixth poll of Top Ten Joint Venture (Manufacturer) in China was published. SVW ranked fourth.

In June, the customized Santana car was put into production

In September, SVW set up SVW Scholarship Fund in Tongji University and Shanghai Engineering Technology University.

On November 17th, Germany Chancellor Mr. Kohl visited SVW again, and planted an evergreen tree on the construction site of Phase II Reconstruction of SVW.

On December 29th, the assembly of the 100,000th Santana car was finished. Vice premier of the State Council Zhu Rongji extended congratulations to SVW.

(1994 ) On March 30th, SVW invested RMB3 million yuan in setting up SVW Fund of Shanghai Education Development Fund.

On April 30th, the Shanghai Santana 2000 passed the state technical appraisal.
On May 23rd, the result of the seventh poll of Top Ten Joint Venture (Manufacturer) in China was published. SVW ranked third.

In July, SVW donated RMB 1,000,000 yuan to Shanghai Education Fund for Developing of Auto Industry.

On August 5th, the state administration of technology supervision and China Quality Association issued SVW with the award of State Advanced Cost-effective Enterprise again.
On August 12th, SVW donated one million yuan to Shanghai Charity Fund.

On September 29th, the twentieth board meeting approved of expanding the production capacity of the two existing auto plants to annual production capacity of 300 thousand cars, establishing a new engine plant, and increasing the registered capital from RMB1.2 billion yuan to RMB2.3 billion yuan.

On December 27th, SVW held the celebrating ceremony of the basic completion of the Phase II Project.

(1995 ) On March 24th, the third complementary agreement of the joint venture contract of SVW was signed in Anting.

On April 20th, SVW held the celebrating meeting for its tenth anniversary and the 2nd auto plants putting into operation. SVW had developed the production capacity of 200 thousand cars per year. The Shanghai Santana 2000 was put into mass production and launched in the market.

On June 4th, the result of the eighth poll of Top Ten Joint Venture (Manufacturer) in China was published. SVW was included in the list again. By then SVW had been in the list for eight consecutive years.

On November 28th, SVW held the ceremony for the production of the 500,000th Santana car and issuance of ISO9001 quality system authentication.

(1996 )On January 16th, donation to the Hope primary schools made by SVW and its authorized service stations nationwide reached RMB2,000,000 yuan.

On April 29th, the general secretary Jiang Zeming inspected SVW accompanied by Huang Ju, the secretary of Shanghai municipal committee of CPC, Mayor Xu Kuangdi and vice Mayor Jiang Yiren.

On December 28th, the SVW Hotline for Assistance to Schooling to which SVW donated RMB2,000,000 yuan was opened.

(1997 ) On May 30th, the foundation ceremony for the Expansion Project of SVW technical center was held. The 800,000th car and the localization rate of Santana 2000 reaching 80 percent passed authentication.

On December 5th, SVW passed the ISO14000 authentication and review by the environment management system review center of state administration of environmental protection.

(1998 ) On March 25, SVW launched the 2000GSi Santana of 1998 in the market.

In April, SVW was awarded with the national May 1st labor award.

(1999) On July 1st, the fourth complementary agreement of joint venture project for Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Company Ltd. was signed. RMB 2,000,000 yuan was added to the registered capital of the Company, making it reach RMB4.6 billion yuan.

On August 20th, the fifth complementary agreement of joint venture project for Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Company Ltd. was signed. Bank of China transferred its whole share under joint venture contract to Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd., and VWAG transferred 20% of its share under the joint venture contract to Volkswagen (China) Investment Company Ltd. of F.R. Germany.

In September, SVW was chosen to be most admired foreign invested companies in China by Fortune magazine.

On October 17th, PASSAT of SVW passed the state project authentication.
On November 3rd, Germany Chancellor Schroeder visited SVW, and offered his epigraph as following, i.e., SVW is the model of cooperation between China and Germany. I wish you all the best.

On December 15th, PASSAT, the third generation of Santana of SVW was produced.
 

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Hello everyone interested in VW History with SAIC the following is taken from:

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Landmarks from http://www.csvw.com/csvw/en/company/history/index.htm

(2000) On April 15th, the ceremony was held for that the third auto plant of SVW was put into production.

On May 12th, Jiang Zeming, the general secretary, chairman of China, and chairman of Central Military Committee inspected SVW accompanied by Huang Ju, the secretary of Shanghai municipal committee of CPC and member of political bureau of CPC Central Committee, Mayor Xu Kuangdi etc.

On May 12th, the localization rate of Santana 2000 reaching 40 percent passed authentication.

In May, SVW7183AGi and SVW7183BGi of PASSAT were recognized as the state new product of 2000 through review of experts.

On August 21st, point car in Santana 2000 series was officially launched in the market.
On November 1st, the 2000GSi-AT(automatic catch) included in Santana 2000 series was launched in the market.

(2001)On January 6th, SVW donated RMB1,000,000 yuan to Shanghai Charity Fund.

On March 29, Centennial Up-and-comers of SVW was launched in the market.

On April 16th, the member of political bureau of CPC central committee and premier of the state council Zhu Rongji inspected SVW.

On June 19th, the 60,000th PASSAT of SVW was produced.

On September 29th, SVW won the first national quality management award.

On February 30th, the first SVW POLO car was produced.

(2002) On April 8th, the SVW compact POLO car (POLO 1.4) was launched in the market.
On April 12th, the joint venture contract for Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Company Ltd. was extended for 20 years. President Jiang Zeming attended the signing ceremony in person.

On June 5th, the launch ceremony of SVW Santana 2000 Pride of the Times was held in Beijing.

In June, SVW topped the list of most admired foreign invested enterprises in China granted by Fortune magazine (Chinese edition) for the third time.

On June 28th, the 2 millionth car of SVW was produced.
On September 12th, POLO 1.6L was launched in the market.
On December 31st, the annual output of SVW exceeded 280,000 for the first time, and the annual sales topped RMB300,000 yuan for the first time, being a record-breaking figure in Chinas auto industry.


(2002) On February 8th, 2003, the SVW Santana of 2003 was launched in the market.
On February 28th, 2003, SVW GOL was launched in the market.
In March 2003, SVW POLO was granted the honor title of the favorite sedan by Shanghai citizens.

On April 14th, 2003, SVW PASSAT (Skylight) was launched in the market.
On April 19th, 2003, SVW POLO was award the honor title of Car of 2003 by Auto Magazine.

On April 25th, 2003, SVW PASSAT was exported to Philippine.
On May 8th, 2003, the Sunlight of the Times of SVW Santana 2000 was launched in the market.

On June 9th, 2003, SVW PASSAT (2.0L) was launched in the market.
 

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