As an independent business unit under the umbrella of Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Group Components is responsible for the development and manufacture of strategic components for the Group's vehicle-producing brands. Around 75,000 employees work in five business units - Engine and Foundry, Gearbox and E-Drive, Chassis and Battery System, Seats and Battery Cell - in over 60 plants at 48 production sites worldwide. They develop and manufacture vehicle components, shape future topics such as charging infrastructure or battery recycling - and thus make a decisive contribution to the value of the Volkswagen Group, its brands, and products. The Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group Components is Thomas Schmall.
Two years ago, Volkswagen Group Components at the Kassel plant began looking at establishing a new embedded system development process as part of the expansion of its product portfolio to include electric powertrains. The goal was to achieve standard-compliant development in a regulated environment. For this purpose, new processes had to be defined and established. At the same time, the project members had to be actively involved in this change and integrated into the change process.