In order to broaden its activities in the Brazilian commercial vehicle sector, Volkswagenwerk AG acquires two thirds of the capital of "Chrysler Motors do Brasil Ltda." in São Bernardo do Campo. After acquiring the rest of the shares the subsidiary is renamed "Volkswagen Caminhões Ltda." in February 1981. Meanwhile, the company is reorganised solely as a manufacturer of commercial vehicles and pushes forward with the development of its own truck line. The results of these activities are the 11-ton and 13-ton trucks that are launched in Brazil in March 1981. On July 25, 1984, Volkswagen Caminhões Ltda. is acquired by Volkswagen do Brasil S.A. in order to improve cost structures and the use of capacity.
São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil