Former VWSA MD returns to factory 21 years later

2015-07-30 06:00
=Former VWSA Managing Director Peter Searle toured the world-class VWSA production facilities with his grandson, Christopher, in the comfort of the popular FactoryTour vehicle.

=Former VWSA Managing Director Peter Searle toured the world-class VWSA production facilities with his grandson, Christopher, in the comfort of the popular FactoryTour vehicle.

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Peter Searle, Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa from 1988 until 1994 returned to the factory 21 years after retiring.

He toured the world-class production facilities with his grandson, Christopher, in the comfort of the popular FactoryTour vehicle.

The Volkswagen FactoryTour vehicle which was launched in June 2013, allows visitors to experience a tour of Volkswagen Group South Africa’s manufacturing factory in Uitenhage in comfort and style.

“With over 10 000 visitors to our factory annually, the FactoryTour Vehicle has helped speed up the factory tours especially with the senior citizens that sometimes struggle to walk around the factory,” explained Matt Gennrich, General Manager Group Communications.

“Another benefit is that it has also allowed us to reduce the minimum age of our visitors to eight years owing to the improved safety of being transported in the FactoryTour vehicle.”

Volkswagen’s factory tours take place on Mondays to Thursdays at 09:00 and 12:00. On Friday, there is only one tour at 09h00.

* Bookings can be made through the Volkswagen AutoPavilion on 041 994 5941/3. The FactoryTour includes the tour of the AutoPavilion, where some of the Volkswagen South Africa classic cars are on display. -Reporter

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