Consul General of Germany, Dr Rüdiger Lotz visited Premier Motors Ltd’s (PML) CKD manufacturing plant for Volkswagen AG vehicles, which has been under construction in Hub, Balochistan.
The consul general was highly impressed by PML’s plant, which will have a capacity of rolling out 30,000 units per month, according to the statement. The collaboration between PML and VW AG Group will see the entry of locally assembled Skoda and Volkswagen cars for the very first time in Pakistan.
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Besides injecting new capital and creating new jobs, this investment would also bring in new business in different market sectors and open up additional export opportunities, boosting the overall economic performance of Pakistan, the statement said.
In November 2018, Volkswagen AG and Premier Motors signed an agreement for the manufacturing and assembling of Volkswagen vehicles in Pakistan. PML was then awarded the Greenfield status under the Auto Policy 2016-21 for assembling & manufacturing vehicles under its contract agreement with Volkswagen AG. Previously it was reported that locally built VW vehicles will hit the roads in 2021 but the project hit a speed bump with an 8-months delay in the establishment of the plant due to the COVID-19 pandemic & lockdowns.
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It was then reported that locally assembled VW and Skoda vehicles will be launched in 2023. Now according to the latest statement, the plant will be completed by 2024 and will begin rolling out vehicles thereafter.
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