Former VWSA MD, Peter Searle visits Volkswagen Factory in Uitenhage
Peter Searle, Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa from 1988 until 1994 returned to the factory 21 years after retiring with his grandson,
Christopher. He toured the world-class production facilities from the comfort of the popular FactoryTour vehicle.
The Volkswagen FactoryTour vehicle which was launched in June 2013, allows visitors to experience a tour of Volkswagen Group South Africa’s manufacturing
factory in Uitenhage in comfort and style.
“With over 10 000 visitors to our factory annually, the FactoryTour Vehicle has helped speed up the factory tours especially with the senior citizens that
sometimes struggle to walk around the factory,” explainrf Matt Gennrich, General Manager Group Communications.
“Another benefit is that it has also allowed us to reduce the minimum age of our visitors to eight years due to the improved safety of being transported in
the FactoryTour vehicle.”
Volkswagen’s factory tours take place on Mondays to Thursdays at 09h00 and 12h00. On Friday, there is only one tour at 09h00. Bookings can be made through
the Volkswagen AutoPavilion on 041 994 5941/3. The FactoryTour includes the tour of the AutoPavilion, where some of the Volkswagen South Africa classic
cars are on display.