Mumbai: In an attempt to strengthen its Indian operations, German auto major Volkswagen today said it has set up a sales company in Mumbai.
The new entity, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt Ltd, will be responsible for the sale of locally produced models as well as imported vehicles of the company.
“Volkswagen is looking forward to its engagement in India. Our Indian operations will play a significant role in our overall strategic growth and we look forward to a long-term relationship with that country,” Joerg Mueller, Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Sales India, said in a release here.
The company will intially target Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore for establishing its dealer network and will gradually expand to other Indian cities.
“We intend to set up more than 10 Volkswagen dealerships in 2008.”
The company also announced the appointment of Andreas Prinz as head of Volkswagen passenger cars.