Community Trust hosted a four-day entrepreneurship programme in the spirit of Youth month.
Announcing the launch in Nairobi, VWSA managing director and chairperson Thomas Schafer said: "We believe that Kenya has got the potential to develop a very big fully-fledged automotive industry.
VWSA is also in talks with the government of Rwanda over opening a similar facility there.
The introduction of the new technology and enhancement of our production processes has ensured that we are continually improve our products for both the local and international markets," said David Powels, VWSA
Together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the national Department of Labour, VWSA
has embarked on a pilot project that entails working with our suppliers.
Between their inexperience and the NUMSA leadership's apparent acceptance of VWSA
's claims of the need for "flexibility," the situation in the plant deteriorated steadily.
Magwanishe lauded VWSAs
efforts of supporting the entrance of Black Industrialists in the automotive value-chain through their Ntinga empowerment project which is in line with the Enterprise and Supplier Development element of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice.
produces 77,000 vehicles a year in South Africa, of which 30,000 Golf 4s and Polos are exported to countries in the Asia Pacific region.
At the Annual South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) awards evening last month, VWSA
was awarded Gold in the Leasing and Rental categories respectively and also went on to win the Manufacturer of the Year Award.
Since then, VWSA
has produced over 2.8 million vehicles, been awarded numerous export orders by its parent company, won a number of local and international awards and currently produces South Africa's two top-selling passenger vehicles.
In a statement, Richard Reid, head of VWSA
's engine plant said, "Since then, there has been a steady growth in production volumes, with this year's production set to reach the 175 000 mark .
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA
) should this year see record production at its engine plant in Uitenhage, MD David Powels saying engine plant production reached 110 708 units in 2012, growing to 151 269 units in 2013.