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September 25, 2015

Martin Winterkorn may have survived an attempted leadership coup in April, which pitted third-generation chairman against non-family executive, but the Volkswagen CEO did not prove so resilient in the face of the corporate scandal currently rocking the carmaker.

Martin Winterkorn may have survived an attempted leadership coup in April, which pitted third-generation chairman against non-family executive, but the Volkswagen CEO did not prove so resilient in the face of the corporate scandal currently rocking the carmaker.

Today the family business is reportedly set to announce that Matthias Mueller, who current heads the company’s luxury Porsche brand, will take over the entire group.

Winterkorn had worked at Volkswagen since 1993, serving as CEO for the last eight years.

December 5, 2014

Volkswagen Group, the world's second biggest carmaker and Germany’s largest family business, is mulling an entry into Formula One, sources say.

Volkswagen Group, the world's second biggest carmaker and Germany’s largest family business, is mulling an entry into Formula One, sources say.

Last month its rival, fellow German carmaker Mercedes, took out the championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with its drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg taking out first and second place respectively for the season, which runs from March until November.

November 14, 2012

Ferdinand Piech, chair of family-controlled Volkswagen, has hinted he could stay at the carmaker for another five to seven years, despite being 75 years old. 

Ferdinand Piech, chair of family-controlled Volkswagen, has hinted he could stay at the carmaker for another five to seven years, despite being 75 years old.

In April, VW shareholders voted for Piech to serve a third term as chairman, to end in December 2016. But in an interview with German newspaper Bild am Sonntag last week, Piech, whose family holds a majority stake in VW, said he wanted to stay around longer to support chief executive Martin Winterkorn.

November 24, 2011

Family-controlled carmaker Suzuki has started arbitration proceedings against Volkswagen, as it aims to end its alliance with the German group by buying back its shares.

Family-controlled carmaker Suzuki has started arbitration proceedings against Volkswagen, as it aims to end its alliance with the German group by buying back its shares.

The arbitration, which will take place in London, follows Volkswagen’s “lack of response to Suzuki’s requests for the disposition of its shares” either back to the company or a third party, according to a statement issued by Japan’s Suzuki.

February 24, 2011

Family-controlled German carmakers, Porsche and Volkswagen, announced on 23 February that their planned merger may not happen this year due to pending legal issues.

Family-controlled German carmakers, Porsche and Volkswagen, announced on 23 February that their planned merger may not happen this year due to pending legal issues.

The two carmakers had previously revealed plans to merge by the second half of this year, but unresolved legal issues relating to a failed takeover of VW by Porsche in 2008 are likely to delay the merger.

April 19, 2010

Porsche AG, the family-controlled luxury carmaker, has unanimously re-elected Dr Wolfgang Porsche as chairman of the supervisory board, but said goodbye to another family member.

Porsche AG, the family-controlled luxury carmaker, has unanimously re-elected Dr Wolfgang Porsche as chairman of the supervisory board, but said goodbye to another family member.

November 23, 2009

The Supervisory Boards of Porsche SE and Volkswagen AG announced on Friday they have taken a further step towards integration when both boards approved the contracts of a merger deal that would see the two companies combined by 2011.

The Supervisory Boards of Porsche SE and Volkswagen AG announced on Friday they have taken a further step towards integration when both boards approved the contracts of a merger deal that would see the two companies combined by 2011.

VW was the first to announce that its board had agreed to the terms of the merger and its statement was soon followed by a similar one from Porsche. The next step in the process will see VW take a 49.9% stake in Porsche before the end of 2009 in a deal worth €3.9 billion.

November 12, 2009

Porsche SE, the family-controlled sports-car manufacturer, announced it has made a loss of €4.4 billion for the 2008/09 financial year.

Porsche SE, the family-controlled sports-car manufacturer, announced it has made a loss of €4.4 billion for the 2008/09 financial year.
 

October 21, 2009

Volkswagen, the family-controlled car manufacturer, announced last night it has upped its stake in family-owned Porsche.

Volkswagen, the family-controlled car manufacturer, announced last night it has upped its stake in family-owned Porsche.
 

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