The Volkswagen Group has redeemed its promise to reorganize the management structure: Herbert Diess will now take over Matthias Mueller as CEO of the Volkswagen Group. Who will replace Beiss with the Volkswagen brand, where he (is?)? CEO, is expected to be presented tomorrow.
Mueller took over the management of the Volkswagen in 2015, coming from Porsche and steered the ship in the middle of the steering wheel. Diesel gate crisis
"Volkswagen not only drove Volkswagen safely during this time," says Hans-Dieter Potsch , Chairman of the Supervisory Board. "He and his team have fundamentally reoriented the Group's strategy, initiated cultural change, and made great personal commitment to ensure that the Volkswagen Group not only remains on track, but is more robust than ever, and is grateful to the entire company
Although he has done his job, according to Automotive News he leaves his role because he has not reformed and streamlined the Byzantine group
For a long time a concern of investors exists The Volkswagen Group consists of numerous sub-brands that make very different products (everything from motorcycles to 18-wheels). After Dieselgate, VW was anxious to become one of the leading providers of clean technologies in its many brands, but could not yet achieve this.
As a result, Müller agreed to resign, paving the way for Diess.
According to Automotive News Diess received approval from the board for dealing with VW labor disputes. In an effort to reduce costs, the BMW import negotiated 30,000 layoffs for the VW brand despite the strict resistance of the works council. Thus, the first quarter of 2018 was the most profitable brand so far.
"With the realignment of the Volkswagen brand, [Diess] has impressively demonstrated the speed and severity with which he can implement radical transformation processes," said Potsch in a statement. "This achievement makes him predestined to fully implement our 2025 strategy in the crucial years that will follow."
Together with his new position, Diess will also be responsible for Group development and research. Audi takes over the group sales and Oliver Blume takes over the group production of Porsche.
The Volkswagen Group has also announced that it is dividing its brands into three groups: Volume, Premium and Super Premium (as
How these changes will be expressed will be seen in the next few days, but for the time being this is the primary goal to move forward with green technologies.
My key task now will be to work together with our management team and workforce to consistently continue and advance our evolution into a profitable, global leader in sustainable mobility, "says Diess In a period of profound upheaval in the automotive industry, it is important for Volkswagen to gain speed and unmistakably shape e-mobility, the digitization of the automobile and transport, and new mobility services. "
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