Volkswagen’s Supervisory Board welcomes new Group strategy – New service contract for Chairman of the Board of Management Dr. Herbert Diess
The Group Board of Management presented its strategy, aimed at maintaining the Group’s role as a global leader in an automotive industry shaped by e-mobility and software, to the Supervisory Board under the heading “New Auto”. Since – having set its course accordingly six years ago – Volkswagen is already well on the way to becoming the market leader in e-mobility, the main focus in the coming years will be on building up software expertise. A key role will be played by autonomous driving which, in conjunction with other software-driven mobility services, is expected to lead to the automotive market doubling in size in the next 10 years.
Standard platforms for software and vehicle mechatronics are to provide benefits in terms of costs and quality as well as economies of scale in the same way as a cross-brand battery and recharging strategy and a mobility platform.
The Supervisory Board sees the works council and co-determination in the Volkswagen Group as providing a clear advantage in this respect, making the reshaping of the company a joint process.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Hans Dieter Pötsch commented: Dr. Herbert Diess and his Board of Management team have worked with employee representatives to successfully advance the transformation of the Group over the last few years. The Supervisory Board believes that under the leadership of Dr. Diess conditions will be optimal for the continued successful development of the entire company in the coming years as well, especially in view of Strategy 2030.
Jul 12, 2021 at 15:13