Matthias Mueller on Volkswagen

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The comments of Uwe Hueck are anything but helpful. The supervisory board certainly needs no lecturing on how it has to do its job.feedback
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Jul 24 2017
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All quotes by Matthias Mueller on Volkswagen

I am not ruling out a conversation. It would be very helpful if Mr Marchionne were to communicate his considerations to me too and not just to you. I am pretty confident about the future of Volkswagen, with or without Marchionne. We are not ready for talks about anything.feedback

You can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to make 2017 an even better year than 2016.feedback

We are standing by our investment decisions and intend over the long term to play a significantly greater role there than today.feedback

By offering the appropriate products we intend to achieve sustainable and profitable growth in very different parts of the world.feedback

We are not ready for talks about anything. I haven't seen Marchionne for months. We have other problems.feedback

In the past Opel and PSA have been our accepted and well-respected competitors and they will be in the future as well. So we'll be excited to see how competition changes in that environment. Obviously we have our own homework to do and we're going to do that in a very single-minded way and therefore we are very positive about the future.feedback

But indeed the Volkswagen brand is struggling to find its way in the future.feedback

It has no influence on our plans initially. We have our own ideas and thoughts and will thoroughly work with them. We took Opel and PSA seriously as competitors in the past. These were two brands and now they're under a single roof. I don't believe that a great deal will change there.feedback

Well those legal burdens will be around for many years because there are also many plaintiffs, as you know, but what is important is that we have found a solution with the American authorities and with the European authorities as well almost.feedback

We are actually quite confident when it comes to the future despite this new reality (of a merger between PSA Group and General Motors' Opel).feedback

As the figures show, Volkswagen is very solidly positioned in both operational and financial terms. This makes us optimistic about the future.feedback

We as group management and I personally will continue to do everything, so that disputes are solved in a constructive way and Volkswagen will be protected from damage.feedback

Even though not everyone will still own a car in future, MOIA can help make everyone a customer of our company in some way or another.feedback

They (Uber) saw us more in the role of a supplier. But we said: Okay guys, this is a contest which we are happy to take on. We will remain in command.feedback

If more than a quarter of our cars are to be electronic vehicles in the in the foreseeable future then we are going to need approximately three million batteries a year. Then it makes sense to build our own factory.feedback

The VW group will refine its focus. We are investing more selectively and are setting clear priorities.feedback

This future pact is the largest reform programme in the history of the core brand of our group. It will make Volkswagen efficient, productive and competitive. At the same time, it will enable the brand to advance the technologies and trends that will shape the future of the automotive industry.feedback

Everyone at the VW brand has understood what is at stake: to create a strong, future-proof VW.feedback

The VW brand needs a real shake-up and that is exactly what the future pact has turned out to be.feedback

The settlement that we have ... reached with the civil authorities isn't cheap. We have made provisions for everything that we believe we will have to face, including fines, environmental projects, compensation to the people ... We will have to see if that's enough or not.feedback

This year we spent a lot of work in clearing up the diesel issue. We worked with the authorities in Germany, in Europe and especially in the United States.feedback

We have been in a constructive dialogue with authorities in Germany, in Europe and the U.S. for the past 12 months.feedback

Then and only then will we have clarity and be able to possibly draw further consequences.feedback

This was a one-off occurrence, we normally have a very good relationship with our suppliers and that's why I think we've got it under control... We don't need to change (cooperation with our suppliers).feedback

One could discuss at length who's to blame for the fact that this situation went belly up.feedback

We will work hard on our earnings power to manage the future investments needed to transform our core automotive business and build an innovative business unit for mobility services.feedback

We take our commitment to make things right very seriously and believe these agreements are a significant step forward. We appreciate the constructive engagement of all the parties, and are very grateful to our customers for their continued patience as the settlement approval process moves ahead. We know that we still have a great deal of work to do to earn back the trust of the American people.feedback

The good news is that the Volkswagen Group is robust enough to shoulder that financial burden. Just in 2015, the net liquidity for the company's automobile business rose by almost 40 percent to 24.5 billion euros.feedback

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