VW strengthens the dialogue with suppliers at the IZB

Exhibitors and sponsors of the IZB 2024 will have the exclusive opportunity to engage in direct dialogue with Volkswagen Group experts from the fields of procurement and technical development. Four themed Volkswagen Group Hubs in Halls 1, 3, 5 and 6 will serve as a platform for discussing specific questions from Volkswagen and potential solutions from supplier companies.

"As an OEM we focus on dialogue in line with the key topic of ‘Empowering Partnerships’. IZB exhibitors can submit their own solutions for the Volkswagen Group hubs on selected aspects referring to important transformation and innovation topics and discuss them on site with experts from the entire Volkswagen Group. Our aim is to strengthen the exchange on specific projects and highlight potential for partnerships", explains Dirk Große-Loheide, Member of the Extended Executive Committee responsible for “Group Procurement” at Volkswagen AG and Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand responsible for Procurement.

An overview of the Volkswagen Group Hubs

  • Hall 1 will play host to the “Interior & Exterior” group of topics where the focus will lie on aspects of the circular economy in vehicles and supplier conditions for the closed loop.
  • The “Electronics & Connectivity” hub in Hall 3 will explore issues relating to the software-defined vehicle approach of the future; likewise, an in-depth look will be taken at the use scenarios for cloud-based Car2X functionalities and the benefits for the customers.
  • The focus of the “Powertrain & Battery” product group in Hall 5 will be on the topic of transformation – from combustion to electromobility – and the battery system of the future.
  • In Hall 6, the “Metals, Car Body & Chassis” hub will outline three key issues: the progress towards decarbonisation with a focus on aluminium and steel materials, a no-prototype approach to development and efficient car body manufacturing of the future.

"Call for Proposals": Your proposed solutions are in demand

Registered exhibitors and sponsors of the IZB 2024 have already received the participation form and the specific questions from Volkswagen in an earlier mailing. They have the chance to submit their products, technology services and innovations as proposed solutions by e-mail to izb-vwgrouphubs@wolfsburg-ag.com latest by 2 August.

Not yet an exhibitor or sponsor of the IZB 2024? No problem, register today (here you can see the prices for participation as an exhibitor and the various sponsorship packages) and take the opportunity to discuss your innovative ideas and solutions with experts from Volkswagen at the IZB!