12 March 2019
The 10 millionth van has rolled off the production line at Volkswagen’s Commercial Vehicle plant in Hannover, Germany.
The vehicle, a nine-seat T6 Transporter minibus, was donated by the company to the Hannover AUF DER BULT Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Production of the 10-millionth van coincided with the plants anniversary, exactly 63 years to the day since it opened, on March 8, 1956. The first vehicle off the line was an iconic ‘Type 2’ split-screen VW ‘Bulli’.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Chairman, Dr Thomas Sedran, said: “The ten millionth vehicle from our plant in Hannover is a symbol of a unique success story. And it’s a success that we aim to continue going forward. To this end, we are completely realigning the plant – with new products and business models.” He added that the brand was ensuring a sustainable future for the Hannover site and its employees.
Sedran continued: “Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been a part of the city for 63 years. I am therefore delighted that our 10-millionth vehicle is also going to be on the roads of Hannover in the future, helping with the important work of the city’s children’s hospital.”
Van number 10 million was handed over to the hospital’s Board Executive Assistant, Amelie von Schintling-Horny.
She said: “Congratulations to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles on achieving this milestone. What a great pleasure to be able to accept this Bulli on behalf of our patients! The vehicle will make it possible for the hospital to take patients on excursions that play an important part in their treatment. It would also facilitate a new programme at the “Auf der Bult” children’s hospital, in which specialists from the dermatology department visit patients with serious skin ailments to provide them with aftercare.”