Almost 60 years ago, were laid the foundations of Volkswagen’s Hanover plant, now the main production facility of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand.
Today, the Volkswagen Group produces commercial vehicles at its four plants in Hanover (Germany), Poznań and Września (Poland) and Pacheco (Argentina). As a leading manufacturer of light commercial vehicles, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been making fundamental and sustainable changes to mobility in recent years, especially in urban areas, in order to improve the quality of life. The Brand is also Volkswagen Group’s leader in in services such as Mobility-as-a-Service and Transport-as-a-Service. For these solutions, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plans to develop special-purpose vehicles such as robo-taxis and robo-vans to offer ever more clean, intelligent and sustainable mobility.
In Italy, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has always operated in synergy and within the Volkswagen passenger car brand, until 1996.
Since 1997 within Autogerma (today Volkswagen Group Italia), the Brand has taken on an independent connotation.
Since then, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been operating on the market through an autonomous sales and service dealer network, but still connected to the common Volkswagen roots.
The first Transporter marketed was, in 1952, the van "T1 Typ 2", familiarly called Bulli, and derived from the first Beetle (the "Typ 1", which had the glass of the rear window "split") that arrived in Italy in the same period. Typ 2 also had characteristic split glass windshield and, already then, it was declined in various versions, bus, ambulance, Fire Department vehicle, truck, livestock transportation vehicle and many other ...