The Salzgitter factory produces engines and engine parts for the Volkswagen Group brands.
There is a rich diversity of production at the Salzgitter factory. It covers petrol and diesel engines for cars and commercial vehicles as inline, V, V-inline (VR) and W models. All brands of the Group are supplied from this pool of engines. Our factory tour gives you an exciting insight into all the stages of work in production – from metal processing for manufacturing engine components, through to assembly of the power units.
More than 55 million engines have been produced at the Salzgitter site since the factory was established in 1970. The Volkswagen factory is one of the largest engine factories in the world and covers an area of 2,800,000 square metres. Each day, around 250 trucks and 40 railway wagons arrive at and leave the site. Up to 7,000 engines in over 370 variations are produced here each day – from 3-cylinder to 16-cylinder models.
Factory tours are held on Monday to Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The factory tour lasts around 2 hours. Please book well in advance if you wish to visit the Salzgitter factory with a group. Children under the age of 10 are unfortunately not able to take part in a factory visit.
Photography and filming is prohibited on the entire factory site. Camera phones and audio recordings are also prohibited.
We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary and to cancel the FactoryTour for operational reasons at short notice. We do not accept any liability for any loss incurred as a result of this.