Wolfsburg Wolfsburg: state-of-the-art car plant

Did you know that no two Volkswagen cars are exactly alike? That's because we use a unique combination of human skill and automation to build each car to every customer's individual preference from millions of possible design variations. Of course, all our cars share exactly the same legendary reliability.

The Wolfsburg plant in North Germany, HQ of the Volkswagen group, is, at 5 sq kms, one of the largest and most advanced car factories in the world. It has the largest state-of-the-art paint shop in Europe, the first to use eco-friendly water-based paints.

The press shop at Wolfsburg processes 1,500 metric tonnes of sheet metal every day. The sheet metal is cut and pre-stamped into special plates, then fully galvanised.

The body shop is next in the production process. We've invested in new, more flexible technologies so the plant can react faster to different demands. Various models can be built right after one another on the same line with no major modifications or delay.

The paint shop achieves flawless results. After an intensive pre-treatment with all seams, folds and joints sealed, each car goes through to have sealants, colour and protective layers applied.

The assembly line is where engines and features are brought together in precise configurations. After assembly, rigorous measurements, final adjustments and performance tests are carried out to ensure the quality our customers expect.

Tours. The factory in Wolfsburg is open to the public every working day from Tuesday to Friday. Tours last for 2 hours. Please contact Autostadt for more information.

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