After a long time of absence Volkswagen returned to the Philippines in 2013.
Volkswagen Group, world’s largest automaker with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germanyappointed Automobile Central Enterprise INC. (ACEI) as the sole Volkswagen Importer for the Philippines – named as Volkswagen Philippines.
The official signing cermony was held in HongKong on May 27th 2013 with Fernando Zobel de Ayala President and CEO of Ayala Corporation, Weiming Soh Executive Vice President Commercial Operations Volkswagen Group, Greater China/Asean and John Philipp Orbeta President and CEO of Ayala Automotive Holdings.
With this partnership Ayala Group’s automotive business expanded the current portfolio offering a much wider range of vehicles to the market and reinforcing Ayala’s dominance in the local automotive industry.
Volkswagen manufactures vehicles since the 1930’s. The Group is currently present in more than 150 countries with 106 factories producing more than 10 Million cars. 12 different car brands respresent the Volkswagen Group.
A proud member of the Ayala Group of Companies, ACEI recounts the significant events leading to its formal appointment as the official Volkswagen distributor in the Philippines, as well as other turning points in the company’s history.