Volkswagen to set up 4 component distribution centres in India
New Delhi: Auto maker Volkswagen on Wednesday said it will set up four component distribution centres in India to supply parts to its dealers and service centres.
As a part of this plan, the company on Wednesday carried out ground breaking ceremony for the first regional parts distribution centre (PDC) in Gurgaon.
"The Volkswagen Group India is planning to set up four such depots across four regions of India which will provide a combined storage space of approximately 43,000 sq metres," Volkswagen said in a statement.
The company, however, did not share any investment figure that is likely to be made in setting up these four centres.
The Gurgaon depot will be followed by the central depot in Mumbai for the Western region. The depots for the Southern and Eastern regions will be located in Bangalore and Kolkata respectively, it added.
Commenting on the development, Volkswagen Group Sales India Director Group Service Dietmar Hildebrandt said, "We have just 'raised the bar' for the passenger car industry and set a trend for the aftersales services market in India. The PDC is expected to start operations by end of 2012."
The facility will serve the dealer network for all available models of the Volkswagen Group India, the statement said.