The Service Provider of the Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group Services GmbH, with its head office in Wolfsburg, is the experienced and competent partner for automotive services in and around the Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen Group Services offers attractive career opportunities at currently twelve German and seven European locations in research & development, data engineering, engineering services, procurement, quality assurance, manufacturing & logistics to sales, event & catering, health and other commercial services.

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The company was founded in April 2001 as Autovision GmbH and on 1 January 2018, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group was renamed Volkswagen Group Services. This name reflects the company’s strategic focus on the Volkswagen Group, its brands and companies.

With around 9,250 employees* in Germany, the company in the Volkswagen Group is one of the most dynamic and successful companies in Lower Saxony. Volkswagen Group Services has twelve German locations and approximately 2,700 employees* at seven international locations. The headquarters are in Wolfsburg (*as of October 2022).

 

With its numerous locations and brands, Volkswagen Group Services is the experienced and competent service partner in and around the Volkswagen Group. German and international customers are usually supported by works or service contracts; new projects are jointly developed and individually designed according to customer specifications.

With its specific expertise, skilled personnel and specialists, Volkswagen Group Services helps to optimise processes, establish new processes or design individual projects or entire parts of the company as an independent service task. With competitive costs and flexible personnel structures, support is provided along the entire automotive value chain. Examples include cross-location projects in the areas of procurement, customer care services and quality assurance, as well as services in the fields of research and development, test construction, test and measurement technology and logistics control and support.

 

The good and stable collective bargaining framework for core and permanent employees, which was developed over many years in cooperation with IG Metall, is ground-breaking in Germany and competitively positions Volkswagen Group Services as a reliable and fair partner for its customers. Via an online application management system used to recruit specialists for the various service segments, Volkswagen Group Services optimally and quickly unites modern business requirements with suitable applicants. This "career portal" flexibly enables both large-volume personnel requirements and the recruitment of specialists. This advanced, online recruiting process - also standard in the Volkswagen Group as SAP E-Recruiting - reflects the customer’s requirements: from specific process development and applicant administration to the hiring of suitable applicants for the customers.

Germany

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Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

Volkswagen Group Services GmbH

The company headquarters are the InnovationCampus on the Forum AutoVision.

Founded: April 2001 

Divisions and services: Engineering, Production, Logistics, Data Engineering, Commercial Services, Event and Gastronomy Services, Health Services.

Address:
Volkswagen Group Services GmbH
Major-Hirst-Strasse 11
38442 Wolfsburg
Germany

Vacancies in Wolfsburg
Braunschweig

Braunschweig

Example services: Material Logistics, Logistics Planning, Battery Development, Axle Production

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Emden

Emden

Example services: Axle Production, Production Hall 10, Vehicle Logistics, Material Logistics

 

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Osnabrück

Osnabrück

Example services: Axle Production, Technical Building Equipment, Vehicle Electrical System Testing, Technical Development – Design, Technical Development – Calculation & Simulation

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Hannover

Hannover

Example services: Vehicle Preparation, California Production, Special Vehicle Construction

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Salzgitter

Salzgitter

Example services: Used Car Preparation, Logistics Planning, Material Logistics, Engineering Services

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Kassel

Kassel

Example services: Unit and Parts Preparation and CAT Recycling, Aftersales Procurement Service

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Ingolstadt

Ingolstadt

Example services: Application Consulting, Conference and Media Technology, Call Centre Services

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München

München

Example services: Conference and Media Technology

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Zwickau

Zwickau

Example services: Construction Planning, Vehicle Body Construction Planning, Logistics Planning, Facility Management, MEB Module Assembly in Meerane

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Chemnitz

Chemnitz

Example services: Engines (Putty I + II), Laser Welding, IT Project Management Office, Visitor Management

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Dresden

Dresden

Example services: Glass Manufacture (Visitor Management, Customer Care Centre)

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Europe

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Barcelona

Barcelona

Volkswagen Group Services, Unipessoal Lda.

Founded: 2014
Company name: Volkswagen Group Services, Unipessoal Lda.
Management: José-Luis Leal / Juan José Blasco Aguilera
Example services: Engineering, Data Engineering, Commercial Services

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Palmela

Palmela

Volkswagen Group Services, Unipessoal Lda.

Founded: November 2004
Company name: Volkswagen Group Services, Unipessoal Lda.
Management: José Leal
Example services: Quality Assurance, Material Logistics and Technical and Commercial Services

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Pamplona

Pamplona

Volkswagen Group Services Unipessoal Lda.

Founded: October 2012
Company name: Volkswagen Group Services Unipessoal Lda.
Management: José Leal
Example services: Quality Management, Logistics Planning, Material Logistics and Data Engineering Services

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Poznań

Poznań

Volkswagen Group Services Sp. z o.o.

Founded: April 2016
Company name: Volkswagen Group Services Sp. z o.o.
Management: Danuta Worsztynowicz / Olav Petersen
Example services: Commercial and Data Engineering Services, Accounting Competence Centre

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Toruń

Toruń

Founded: February 2021
Company name: Volkswagen Group Services Sp. z o.o.
Management: Danuta Worsztynowicz / Olav Petersen
Example services: Customer Care and Accounting Services

Bratislava

Bratislava

Volkswagen Group Services Slovakia s.r.o.

Founded: June 2008
Company name: Volkswagen Group Services Slovakia s.r.o.
Management: Zlatko Uhlík / Olav Petersen
Example services: Analysis Centre, Automobile Handling, Process Centre

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Györ

Györ

Volkswagen Group Services Kft.

Founded: January 2009
Company name: Volkswagen Group Services Kft.
Management: Katalin Kiss / Olav Petersen
Example services: Production, Steering Knuckle, Putty, Tool Kit

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Management

The Board of Management of Volkswagen Group Services GmbH consists of three members. Each member is responsible for several organisational units and business areas within the company.

 

Hartmut Rickel, Spokesman of the Management Board

Hartmut Rickel was appointed to the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group Services GmbH on 18 December 2017 and has been the Spokesman of the Board of Management since 1 July 2019.

Rickel holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and has been employed at the Volkswagen Group for 26 years.

He was appointed Head of Sales Management for the Volkswagen brand in 2009 after holding several positions in Controlling at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg and in Controlling at Škoda. In addition to his role as Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Services GmbH, Hartmut Rickel has also been Managing Director of Finance & Controlling for the ice hockey premier league team, the "Wolfsburg Grizzlys", since June 2018. In this role, Rickel acts as a link between the club and its main sponsor, Volkswagen.

Thorsten Falk

Thorsten Falk joined the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group Services GmbH on 1 July 2019 and at the same time took over as Personnel Director.

Thorsten Falk (51) is a qualified engineer. He began his professional career at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft in Braunschweig, where he trained as an energy electronics engineer. After his studies, he took over functions in logistics and planning and later became a specialist consultant for the works council. From 2006, he took on management functions in central human resources. In 2011, Falk became Head of Human Resources at the Wolfsburg location for the areas Chairman of the Board of Management, Group Procurement and VW Kraftwerk GmbH, until he took over the management of Human Resources & Organisation at VGRD in 2015.

Hagen Repke

Dr. Hagen Repke joined the management board of Volkswagen Group Services GmbH on November 1, 2022. 

Repke holds a degree in business mathematics and a doctorate while working.

After positions as a consultant at Accenture and leading positions in compliance at Deutsche Bank AG and Daimler AG, Hagen Repke joined Volkswagen AG in 2011 as Head of department risk management and Internal Control Systems (RMS/ICS). Since 2017, he has been responsible for the Volkswagen Group as Head of RMS/ICS.


Business Units

An exclusive automotive partner for the Group

As a service and customer-oriented service provider, innovative solutions often also bring changes that require us to be ready to occasionally take on new task. Close cooperation with our customers is very important to us:
In all of our service areas, short response times in the preparation of quotations, fast processing of orders according to the customer's wishes and comprehensive documentation of the results are self-evident. We want to support our customers in the best possible way, individually and effectively with quality and technical expertise.
Find out more about the business divisions, our diverse services and interesting project solutions in the service profiles of Volkswagen Group Services GmbH.

Our company development

Originally founded in 2001 as AutoVision GmbH, Volkswagen Group Services GmbH has since undergone very successful growth as a provider of outstanding process services. Let’s look back on the early days:

For the 60th birthday of the city of Wolfsburg in 1998, Volkswagen promised that it would halve unemployment in the near future. Wolfsburg AG was founded in 1999 with the aim of developing long-term economic and employment perspectives. In order to reduce the dependence of the region and its jobs on the automotive industry, the plan was to create additional jobs by attracting new companies to the Wolfsburg area.

The Wolfsburg AG branch led to the founding of AutoVision GmbH for legal reasons as a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG in 2001. Process and HR services could then be provided outside the Wolfsburg region. AutoVision saw rapid growth and success and came to be regarded as one of the most dynamic companies in Lower Saxony.


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