Volkswagen now interested in Haryana?
German auto giant Volkswagen seems to be now interested in establishing their manufacturing unit in the Indian state of Haryana. The company has shown their desire to invest Rs 1,500 crore in Haryana to set up a manufacturing unit. This unit would have the manufacturing capacity of making around 1 million cars per year.
To discuss this proposal further, a seven-member delegation of Volkswagen led by head of Volkswagen India project Peter Wolters had a meeting with the principal secretary to Haryana Chief Minister and chairperson Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC), M L Tayal. The two parties discussed various aspects related to the proposed manufacturing unit.
If the project is successfully implemented, it would bring 2500 new jobs in this state, which is also the manufacturing hub for Maruti, Hero Honda, Honda, and Suzuki. The state government has suggested that the company should hunt for the suitable location for setting up their unit in the various industrial units in the state.
The delegation from the German automaker included former German Ambassador to India and special envoy, Frank Elbe, Senior Counsel- head of group legal, foreign holdings and projects, group financing, Alfred Strohlein, attorney – head of tax and customs law, Hans Georg Raber, manager controlling projects, Patrik Mayer and diplomat from Hamburg, Kebsule among others.