IE News: Volkswagen To Open Training Center In Eastvale

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EastvaleOn June 15, Volkswagen confirmed that it will invest an estimated $4.5 million to open a new training center in Eastvale as well as its new $6.8 million Pacific Northwest Parts Distribution Center in Rocklin, CA. This will fulfill their commitment to the U.S. market and strategy to invest more than $7 billion in North America through 2019.

The President of and CEO of Volkswagen, Hinrich J. Woebcken says, “The new parts distribution center and upcoming training center in California is a testament to Volkswagen Group of America’s continued investment and commitment to the U.S. market, our customers, and dealers. Woebcken also stated, “The company remains focused on these types of strategic investments that will enable long-term growth in the United States.”

Volkswagen’s estimated $4.5 million to be invested in Eastvale will be to create a state-of-the-art training facility at the Goodman Commerce Center. It will house Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche for the purposes of technical, collision repair, and sales training. This is the first facility to house all three brands, which is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017.

Other facilities in the United States for Volkswagen includes: Electronic Research Laboratory in Silicon Valley, a regional sales operations office in Woodland Hills, and the Test Center California in Oxnard. Volkswagen is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. They also operate a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company’s headquarters are in Herndon, Va. Founded in 1955, and has approximately 6,000 employees currently in the United States, they also sell its vehicles through a network of approximately 1,000 according to Volkswagen.