Volkswagen
Argentina

Photo: Plant in Pacheco

2015 was a very difficult year for Argentina in general, and for the country’s automotive industry in particular. In this context, the goal of Volkswagen Argentina was to maintain its social initiatives, especially its volunteer activities. We were able to continue with all our ongoing educational projects, from elementary school through to university. One highlight can be seen at the Ferdinand Porsche Institute, where a private-public joint venture between VW Argentina and the National Technology University provides a launch pad for careers in automotive engineering.

As part of a project launched in 2008, Volkswagen donates equipment for measuring the visual acuity of children in elementary schools.  For example, Volkswagen provides a vehicle for local medical personnel to travel to the schools. In 2015, more than 5,000 schoolchildren were given eye examinations. More than 1,000 pairs of glasses were paid for by Volkswagen and provided to those in need. Since the project was initiated in 2008, more than 9,000 children with impaired vision have been given assistance.

2015 Highlights

“Eye exams and glasses for thousands of elementary-school children in the municipality of Tigre.”

VW Gol (not available in Europe)

Sustainable
Mobility

All the vehicles which we sell in Argentina comply with government regulations and are optimized to perform well under local conditions. The Argentine Ministry of Industry must grant an LCM (Model Configuration License) allowing the sale of these vehicles. Starting in 2016, all new vehicles must comply with the Euro 4 and Euro 5 emissions standards; from 2017, all vehicles must comply with these standards. 

VW Amarok 3.0 TDI (SCR BMT) – fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 8.6 / extra-urban 7.3 / combined 7.8; CO2 emissions in g/km: 204-203 (combined); CO2 efficiency class: D

Ferdinand
Porsche Institute

Education for the future: Volkswagen is helping the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional in Buenos Aires to train engineers for the automotive industry. The students complete their degree program – which combines engineering and technology – at the university’s Ferdinand Porsche Institute in Pacheco, which was established by Volkswagen. The program is the only one of its kind in Argentina. There are 437 students in the UTN/FPI of which 242 study Engineering in Automotive Industry and 195 study Superior Technical Management in Automotive Industry.

Better sight

As part of a project launched in 2008, Volkswagen donates equipment for measuring the visual acuity of children in elementary schools.  For example, Volkswagen provides a vehicle for local medical personnel to travel to the schools. In 2015, more than 5,000 schoolchildren in 54 schools were given eye examinations. More than 1,000 pairs of glasses were paid for by Volkswagen and provided to those in need. Since the project was initiated in 2008, more than 9,000 children with impaired vision have been given assistance.

Stakeholder Dialog

In Argentina, we maintain an intensive dialog with our suppliers, dealers and employees, as well as local NGOs.

Awards

7th Place in Argentina’s Prestige Ranking

CEO Brand Image Ranking: 12th place