The manager was previously responsible for production. This task is now taken over by Porsche Mann Macht.
Trucks are part of the growth strategy
'The truck business is a crucial part of the Volkswagen Group's growth strategy,' said CEO Martin Winterkorn on Tuesday (6.7.) In Wolfsburg the expansion of the top management 'In accordance with their importance, truck activities will in future be controlled directly by the Group Board of Management.'
Winterkorn has been pushing for a closer cooperation between the truck manufacturers MAN and Scania under the Volkswagen umbrella for months. VW is the majority owner of Scania with almost 70 percent of the voting rights and holds 30 percent of the shares in its competitor MAN. VW works council chairman Bernd Osterloh welcomed the expansion of the group board