Stefan Depka Appointed Technical Director of Volkswagen Group Rus
Kaluga/Moscow, December 6, 2018 – Stefan Depka (44) is appointed Technical Director of Volkswagen Group Rus effective February 1, 2019. He will be responsible for Volkswagen Group Rus automotive and engine production in Kaluga and for the production site in Nizhniy Novgorod. Stefan Depka succeeds Dr. Oliver Grünberg, who is appointed Сhairman of Board of Management and Technical Director of Volkswagen Slovakia effective January 1, 2019.
We are pleased to welcome Stefan Depka as a Technical Director of Volkswagen Group Rus. He has vast international experience in car manufacturing, and we are confident that he will make a significant contribution to the production effectiveness and product quality. At the same time, I would like to thank Dr. Oliver Gruenberg for bringing the production to a remarkable level of efficiency, confirmed by the “Transformer of the Year” award, which Kaluga plant received under his leadership for the best performance among Volkswagen’s plants across the globe,” said Marcus Osegowitsch, General Director of Volkswagen Group Rus.
Stefan Depka has two university degrees in mechanical engineering and an additional degree in economics. He joined Volkswagen AG in 2003, and changed several positions in China and Germany after that. In 2006, Stefan Depka became responsible for part of production within Paint Shop at Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg. In 2010, he took up the position of Assistant to the Board Member of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, responsible for production and logistics. In 2013, Stefan Depka became a Head of Production of the Volkswagen plant in Navarra, Spain. In 2015, he became a Head of Production at FAW-Volkswagen factory in Foshan, China.
About Volkswagen Group Rus plant in Kaluga
The Volkswagen Group Rus plant is located in the industrial park Grabtsevo in Kaluga, approximately 170 km southwest of Moscow. The Volkswagen Group Rus plant in Kaluga includes automotive production and engine production. The automotive factory, with maximum capacity of 225 000 vehicles per year, includes the production of 3 models – Volkswagen Tiguan, Volkswagen Polo and ŠKODA RAPID. Capacity of the engine production in Kaluga, producing 1.6 MPI EA211 gasoline engine, is 150 000 engines per year. In 2018, the Volkswagen Group Rus plant in Kaluga demonstrated the best performance among Volkswagen’s plants across the globe, and has got an award “Transformer of the Year”.