- Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) hands over 350 Fleet vehicles
The Western Cape Government took delivery of 350 Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedans on 21 July 2017. These vehicles will be used mainly for general purposes by Provincial Departments in the Western Cape, such as the Traffic, Transport, and Public Works. This brings the total of Volkswagens in the Western Cape Government Fleet to 1 300 out of 5 000 vehicles. The Volkswagen Government fleet is primarily used in Metro Policing, SAPS as well as Government Department Fleets.
“Volkswagen values the good relationship that we have with the various government departments that purchase our cars, we are proud of the fact that we have 52% of the government business year to date. This is an indication that government is taking the buying of cars from local manufacturers seriously and is welcomed as the motor Industry contributes 7% to GDP and is a major creator of sustainable jobs” said Thomas Schaefer, Chairman, and MD of Volkswagen Group South Africa.
“When purchasing vehicles we look for all round good value, reliability, and safety which Volkswagen delivers, whilst our employees appreciate being able to drive well engineered German cars that meet their needs. The Western Cape Government supports local manufactures and hence it continues to purchase from Volkswagen as it has invested in South Africa to create jobs, reduce unemployment and to contribute to the GDP of SA!” said Yasir Ahmed, (Chief Director – Transport Regulations).