VW Group http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31962/all en INSIGHT-Has Volkswagen discovered the Holy Grail of carmakers? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/insight-has-volkswagen-discovered-the-holy-grail-carmakers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Laurence Frost and Andreas Cremer and Paul Lienert</p> <p>BERLIN/DETROIT, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Ulrich Hackenberg isn't yet a household name but if Volkswagen's $70 billion bet on his big idea pays off, he may join the likes of Henry Ford, Alfred Sloan and Taiichi Ohno in the canon of auto industry pioneers.</p> <p>Since the heyday of Henry Ford and his Model T, the world's automakers have considered the "global car" to be their Holy Grail - the same basic design that can be built, in subtle variations, and sold in different markets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/insight-has-volkswagen-discovered-the-holy-grail-carmakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Private transport Technology Transport Volkswagen Volkswagen Group VW Group Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:00:40 +0000 5752349 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-INSIGHT-Has Volkswagen discovered the Holy Grail of carmakers? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/rpt-insight-has-volkswagen-discovered-the-holy-grail-carmakers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Laurence Frost and Andreas Cremer and Paul Lienert</p> <p>BERLIN/DETROIT, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Ulrich Hackenberg isn't yet a household name but if Volkswagen's $70 billion bet on his big idea pays off, he may join the likes of Henry Ford, Alfred Sloan and Taiichi Ohno in the canon of auto industry pioneers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/rpt-insight-has-volkswagen-discovered-the-holy-grail-carmakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Private transport Technology Transport Volkswagen Volkswagen Group VW Group Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:15:59 +0000 5752564 at http://www.globalpost.com Qatar says selling Porsche SE share, keeps VW stake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/qatar-says-selling-porsche-se-share-keeps-vw-stake <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The oil-rich emirate of Qatar said on Monday it was selling its 10-percent stake in Porsche Automobil Holding SE (PSE) but would keep its 17-percent of Volkswagen, which owns the luxury brand Porsche.</p> <p>The sale by Qatar means that "all of Porsche SE's common stock is now again held by the Porsche and Piech families," said Porsche supervisory board chairman Wolfgang Porsche.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/qatar-says-selling-porsche-se-share-keeps-vw-stake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of Germany Germany Porsche AG Porsche Automobil Holding SE Transport Volkswagen AG VW Group AFP Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:00:53 +0000 5858758 at http://www.globalpost.com Volkswagen's U.S. chief leaves company, Horn named replacement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131212/volkswagens-us-chief-leaves-company-horn-named-replacement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Bernie Woodall</p> <p>DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG's &lt;VOWG_p.DE&gt; U.S. Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Browning has left the company for personal reasons and is to be replaced by 51-year-old Michael Horn, the company announced from its Wolfsburg, Germany headquarters on Thursday.</p> <p>Browning, 54, a former executive at General Motors Co &lt;GM.N&gt; and Ford Motor Co &lt;F.N&gt;, had been with VW since 2010. Volkswagen said on Thursday that Browning will return to Britain, where he is from.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131212/volkswagens-us-chief-leaves-company-horn-named-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Germany Transport Volkswagen AG Volkswagen Group VW Group Thomson Reuters Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:47:22 +0000 6018937 at http://www.globalpost.com