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The Volkswagen AG
(abbreviated VW AG), headquartered in Wolfsburg, the Group's parent company is the vehicle brands Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati, Lamborghini, MAN, Porsche, Scania, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. It is the largest automobile manufacturer in Europe and the third largest in the world.

Origin of the present group is the development of a Volkswagen by Ferdinand Porsche. To this end, the Nazi organization "Kraft durch Freude" 28 May 1937 in Berlin, the company for the preparation of Volkswagens mbH (Gezuvor) was founded. In early 1938, construction began on the first "Vorwerkes" Braunschweig, followed by Volkswagen with actual Faller life. After the Second World War, the company continued to operate from the military administration of the British zone of occupation under the name Wolfsburg Motor Works.