VW's Uitenhage factory tours bring automotive industry to the community

JULY 13, 2016

 

  • Volkswagen's FactoryTour vehicle turns three in July
  • 21-Seater FactoryTour vehicle takes you into the heart of the automotive process

Volkswagen's FactoryTour vehicle is three years old this month and has taken just short of 40 000 visitors into the Uitenhage Factory. The stylish 21-seater vehicle allows visitors to see the vehicle manufacturing process and brings the automotive industry to life.

The FactoryTour vehicle was custom built by Volkswagen employees using recycled and unused car parts from the factory. The novelty and ingenuity of their approach in manufacturing the vehicle that consists of three cars resulted in a comfortable, practical and stylish vehicle.

"The FactoryTour vehicle is a comfortable and inventive way of showing our technical process to visitors.  A large number of the visitors on the factory tours are school children and I am proud that we are able to ignite engineering and manufacturing passion in young minds by allowing them access to the factory," said Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa.

The FactoryTour vehicle can is pulled by a battery powered tow motor. Factory Tours take place Monday to Thursday at 09h00 and 12h00 and on Friday at 09h00. Bookings can be made through the Volkswagen AutoPavilion on (041) 994 5941/3.

The FactoryTour includes the tour of the AutoPavilion, where some of Volkswagen South Africa's classic cars are on display.