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What is FAST?
FAST is how the Volkswagen Group will intensify collaboration with its suppliers

Globalization and the ever-increasing speed of innovation cycles are confronting the automotive industry with entirely new challenges. The Volkswagen Group not only wants to become the world’s most successful automotive manufacturer, but also to remain the driving force for tomorrow’s mobility. This can only be achieved together with strong partners, so our aim for the future is to engage in a strategic and technological dialog with suppliers much earlier and with more intensity.

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“The supplier network will play a much more significant role in the future.”

Dr. Francisco J. Garcia Sanz, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG

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Innovation as a Driving Force for Success: Creation through Dialog

The Volkswagen Group wants to be the world’s most innovative automotive manufacturer and deliver exciting technology to our customers even faster. To achieve this, the Group invested more than 10 billion euros in research and development in 2014. The company will also use its suppliers’ capabilities for innovation even more effectively and efficiently in the future.

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Globalization as an Opportunity:
Linking and Coordinating

The Volkswagen Group’s ability to be internationally competitive is the result of the successful management of local and global influences. This management process does not stop at the factory gate; it requires the wholehearted involvement of our suppliers and service providers. It will only be possible to use the opportunities offered by the dynamics of globalization if strategies are increasingly linked and coordinated.

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