Volkswagen sales in Middle East up by 21%
Regional boss says dealers have been essential in year of transition
Volkswagen’ regional boss Stefan Mecha has called 2011 a transitional year in the Middle East as the German giant reports sales have increased by 21% between January and November.
VW has sold 6.8 million vehicles globally this year had to alter its German production in January. Workers at its plant in Wolfsburg, which supplies cars to Middle East, has to work 38 extra shifts and up output by 50,000 vehicles.
Mecha, who serves as managing director VW Middle East, says dealers have been essential in year of transition. He also reserved special praise for the VW team in Germany.
“As the Middle East regional sales office for Volkswagen, we have been able to operate very successfully in 2011 with the help and support of the Wolfsburg team,” commented Mecha. “For VW Middle East, 2011 has been a year of transition and has seen a growth of 21% in sales January to November, compared to 2010.
He added, “We could not have achieved our targets without the support of our 12 partner dealers across the region and the Volkswagen Middle East team. 2012 is set to be an exciting year for Volkswagen Middle East with a number of new models joining our portfolio."