Competitive Analysis

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SWOT analysis (Case Study of Volkswagen)
Company background

Industries served | Automotive | Geographic areas served | Worldwide | Headquarters | Germany | Current CEO | Martin Winterkorn | Revenue | €192.7 billion (2012) | Profit | €21.7 billion (2012) | Employees | 549,763 (2012) | Main Competitors | Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, Chrysler Group LLC, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Company, Honda Motor Company, Nissan Motor, Tata Motors, Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation and many other automotive companies. |

Volkswagen Groups is a German corporation that manufactures passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles and engines. The company was the largest automaker by output in the world in 2011. Volkswagen Group also offers financial and leasing services. The company owns 13 vehicle brands, including Audi, Volkswagen, Bentley, Porsche, Skoda, Lamborghini, MAN, Scania and motorcycle brand Ducati. It operates in more than 150 countries and is one the largest companies in the world by size and revenue.

Strengths:
- Global presence. Volkswagen operates in 153 countries worldwide and was the third biggest auto manufacturer in 2012, down from the 1st place in 2011. The company manufactures its cars in 100 plants in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Except GM and Toyota, no other automotive company is capable to compete with Volkswagen in terms of global presence.
- Strong brand portfolio. The business owns and sells 13 automotive brands: Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Škoda, Volkswagen, MAN, Scania and other commercial vehicles. With such wide range of vehicle models the company satisfies nearly all consumer needs and have an access to an immense consumer market.
- Synergy. Volkswagen Group benefits from the synergy created…...

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