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Volkswagen embraces Africa growth

Volkswagen embraces Africa growth

  • Volkswagen accelerating its growth plans in African markets
  • Rwanda is an innovation hub of Volkswagen’s sustainable mobility lighthouse projects

KARIEGA – “Our Africa, Our Future.” This is the slogan under which the African Union commemorates its 60th anniversary on Africa Day this year.

This slogan resonates strongly with Volkswagen as the company continues to grow its presence on the continent. Earlier this year, Volkswagen took over the responsibilities of the assembly facility in Ghana from its licensed importer, Universal Motors Limited. Ghana is the fourth Volkswagen assembly location in Sub-Saharan Africa after Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa, where Volkswagen has been manufacturing vehicles for over 72 years.

Volkswagen takes over the responsibility of vehicle assembly in Ghana

- Volkswagen opens a new vehicle assembly facility in Accra, Ghana
- Volkswagen takes over the responsibility of vehicle assembly from its licensed retailer, Universal Motors Limited

Accra/Kariega – Volkswagen is reaffirming its commitment to the development of the automotive industry in Ghana with the opening of a new vehicle assembly facility in Accra. With this move, Volkswagen also takes over the new vehicle assembly responsibility from its licensed importer in Ghana, Universal Motors Limited (UML).

UML was awarded the assembly contract when Volkswagen officially established Volkswagen Ghana, a 100% Volkswagen subsidiary, in August 2020. UML assembled models such as Tiguan, Teramont, Passat, Polo, Amarok and T-Cross on behalf of Volkswagen using Semi-Knocked Down (SKD) assembly kits imported from South Africa.

From Berlin to Accra with love:
a story of friendship, adventure and passion for the planet.

What do you get when you mix an epic friendship, relentless bravery, and a rusty 22-year-old Volkswagen? The most memorable road trip of all time! But for Suse Beck and Andrea Hope, it was more than just a road trip: it was a step towards introducing sustainable permaculture practises to Africa. Find out more about a story of compassion, friendship and adventure that transcends borders. 

Volkswagen brings
Mexico to Ghana

Just like Volkswagen, Mexican cuisine is a steady favourite around the world. Volkswagen Ghana celebrated this connection when they recently sponsored the Mexican National day celebrations in Accra. Swarms gathered to enjoy the Mexican cuisine, as organized by the Mexican Embassy in Ghana.