In this way, Córdoba became the third plant where Ducati will be made outside of Italy in the world.
Volkswagen Group Argentina announced this morning an investment of US $ 250 million in the country to be used for the manufacture of high-end Ducati motorcycles in Córdoba and in the refurbishment of the Amarok pick-up made in Gral. Pacheco Plant for 10 years.
With the high-end motorcycle assembly project, which will begin production at the end of 2022 to supply the local market, Córdoba became the third plant where Ducati will be made outside of Italy in the world. In addition, in the same place they will add a component location project for Taos.
On the other hand, along with the investment part they also intend to introduce changes to the design, safety and technology of the iconic Amarok, a pick-up that Volkswagen has been doing for more than a decade at the Industrial Center located in greater Buenos . Aires.
At that time, Pacheco plant was selected from 60 of its production bases in the world to produce VW Group’s first pickup in the whole world. Currently, more than 600,000 of these trucks have been produced, as the model with the largest number of units produced in the country.
The new investment plan announced by VW will start this year and run until 2026. In recent years, the automotive group has invested more than US $ 1,000 million in the country, allowing the modernization of technology and infrastructure of its production plants and a new painting plant with unique technology in Argentina.
The ad corresponds to Volkswagen’s transformation process with investments of more than US $ 1,200 million for the region and where they seek in the next 5 years to advance digitization and decarbonization in South America.
The US $ 250 million investment will also be used to update the Amarok pick up.
This morning, Volkswagen Group Argentina at its Pacheco Industrial Center welcomed the Country’s Secretary of Industry, Knowledge Economy and External Commercial Management, Ariel Schale; the Argentine ambassador to Brazil, Daniel Scioli; the ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Argentina, Ulrich Sante; the Mayor of Tigre, Julio Zamora, and the Deputy Secretary General of SMATA, Mario Manrique.
The officials were received by Pablo Di Si, Executive Chairman of Volkswagen Latin America and Thomas Owsianski, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Argentina.
“Argentina is an important pillar for Volkswagen Latin America. With this new investment, we will continue to strengthen our brand in the regionwith models that are increasingly tailored to the needs of our customers “, said Pablo Di Si, Chairman. And I added: “The start of the assembly of Ducati motorcycles in Córdoba was a great joy, because Volkswagen Group Argentina will be the first VW Group subsidiary in the world to do so. It is a source of pride to see the growth and commitment of the Volkswagen Group in the country ”.
For his part, Owsianski said: “We are undertaking some of the projects announced in recent years for more than US $ 1,000 million in the country: the infrastructure and technology modernization of our industrial centers INTERNAL: the production and export of new MQ281 transmissions in Córdoba; the new painting plant with unique technology in the country and the start of production and export of the new Taos SUV in Pacheco, and the new Fátima Logistics Center “,
In that sense, he continued: “Today we continue to invest in the future of the country, with adjustments to our iconic Amarok pickup which has been very successful in Argentina and throughout the region; the Ducati conference in Córdoba, the development of the value chain along with the Taos localization project. All of this is the result of the great efforts of our entire work team and a reflection of the commitment we have had at Volkswagen Group Argentina in production, exports and employment in the 41 years we have been present in the country. ”