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So I have to write an Essay titled 'How Globalised am I?'

I have crawled the car for stickers of where things are made, I have a healthy list of different components and where they are made but it would really help if I had the location of the final production of the engine for the Up.

I have tried wikipedia and it does't say anything about the production location of this engine. Is it Bratislava or somewhere else like VW's engine plant in Mlada Boleslav where they make the 1.2 3cyl?

Any help would be appreciated!
 

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Also another question is inside the engine pay to the left of the black cover and lower down there is a component made by Bosch in Hungary it says 12V on it. Im thinking this could be something to do with the air-conditioning or the starter motor? The easiest way to find out what it is would be with the part number, does anyone know where I can look up part numbers to find out what they are?
 

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Ok answered the Bosch question, it is the starter motor.

I think I have also ruled out Bratislavia as where they make the engine, it seems they only may the Q7, Touareg, Cayenne bodies and gearboxes.
 

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Yea thanks for that , unless I'm being thick it doesn't say about the Ups engine.
 

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http://www.motor-talk.de/forum/wo-wird-der-motor-vom-up-hergestellt-t4450246.html#post36557560

der Herstellungsort steht auf dem Aufkleber am Motorblock. Meistens ist dieser an gut sichtbarer Seite links oder rechts verklebt. Neben der fortlaufenden Nummer rechts müsste ein Buchstabe in einem gerahmten KÃstchen sein. S steht für Salzgitter C für Chemnitz und M für Mlada Boleslav.

Place of production is on a clearly visible sticker on either side of the engine.

To the right of the engine number is a capital letter in a box.
That's the factory that produced the engine.

S : Salzgitter, D
C : Chemnitz, D
M : Mlada Boleslav, CZEdited by: _1S_
 

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If it says 'S' you are lucky....that's where they make the Bugatti stuff. It's unlikely to be Chemnitz as that's where the 4 cylinder engines are made.
 

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Thanks, I will have to check, I saw that they make the 1.2 3cyl used in the polo so have said it was assembled in Mlada Boleslav
 

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Blimey....it's German!

It's interesting to see where vw make their cars though. The notion that they're German is wrong.Edited by: Scrubnut
 

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Well I can tell you the parts that create the car come from all over the place!

If anyone's interested here is the essay:

How Globalised am I?







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In
this essay I will be discussing how globalised I am. I will be looking at the
different parts of my car to find out where the different components of it are
made in order to judge my level of globalisation. Globalisation is defined as
the way in which the world is developing while becoming more interconnected.



The
VW Up is designed and built by Volkswagen. The car was designed at Volkswagens
headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. The final assembly of the car takes place
at Volkswagen's plant in Bratislava Slovakia. Once the car had been assembled
it was loaded onto a train and transported to Emden in Germany where it was
shipped to Sheerness in Kent, from there it was loaded onto a car transporter
and delivered to VW's dealership in Crawley. The distribution of the car is
dealt with by DHL.



Whilst
the final production of the car takes place in Bratislavia, the different
components of the car are manufactured all over the globe. Volkswagen assembles
the engine in Chemnitz, Germany however the components that create it come from
many different locations. The ignition pack is made in Germany by BorgWarner
BERU systems. Bosch in Hungary makes the starter motor. To complete the global
manufacturing of parts for the car Hanbrook in Korea manufactured the tyres.



The
headlights and taillights of the car are made by Hella and are manufactured in
the Czech Republic. The wiring loom for the rear lights is made in Ukraine.



Inside
the car, components continue to come from different manufacturers and
countries. The seat belts were made in Hungary and manufactured by Autoliv. The
Satellite Navigation is surprisingly globalised for one component; it was
designed in Germany by Navigon who are a subsidy of Garmin, it was then
manufactured in China. The neck, which connects the screen to the car's
systems, was manufactured by VW in Poland. The plastic cover, which goes over
the connector on the dashboard, was made in Germany. Finally the soft carrying
case was manufactured in China and distributed by Volkswagen Zubehör.



In
this essay I feel that I have proved that I am extremely globalised. Car
manufacturing is an large global business with parts for even specific items
such as the Satellite Navigation being designed built and manufactured by
different companies. Before the car has been assembled the parts have already
travelled over many different countries and have been made by many different companies.
I feel that the car is the ultimate example of globalisation due to the fact
that it takes so many different parties to deliver the final product to the
customer.
 

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Sounds good...fair bit of research in there !

The only thing thats worrying me is the DHL delivery!Edited by: Scrubnut
 

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Well at least the job wasn't given to Parcel Force or we may never have got our cars!
 

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Did you mean Hanbrook or Hankook?
 

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The tyres on the ups that we get in Belgium, are by Continental (at least the 16") , Hankook (regular 165/70/14), or Bridgestone (175/65/14 ecopia 25 on the CNG eco up)
Dunno who makes the 15"
 

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Well I can tell you the parts that create the car come from all over the place!

If anyone's interested here is the essay:

How Globalised am I?







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In
this essay I will be discussing how globalised I am. I will be looking at the
different parts of my car to find out where the different components of it are
made in order to judge my level of globalisation. Globalisation is defined as
the way in which the world is developing while becoming more interconnected.



The
VW Up is designed and built by Volkswagen. The car was designed at Volkswagens
headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. The final assembly of the car takes place
at Volkswagen's plant in Bratislava Slovakia. Once the car had been assembled
it was loaded onto a train and transported to Emden in Germany where it was
shipped to Sheerness in Kent, from there it was loaded onto a car transporter
and delivered to VW's dealership in Crawley. The distribution of the car is
dealt with by DHL.



Whilst
the final production of the car takes place in Bratislavia, the different
components of the car are manufactured all over the globe. Volkswagen assembles
the engine in Chemnitz, Germany however the components that create it come from
many different locations. The ignition pack is made in Germany by BorgWarner
BERU systems. Bosch in Hungary makes the starter motor. To complete the global
manufacturing of parts for the car Hanbrook in Korea manufactured the tyres.



The
headlights and taillights of the car are made by Hella and are manufactured in
the Czech Republic. The wiring loom for the rear lights is made in Ukraine.



Inside
the car, components continue to come from different manufacturers and
countries. The seat belts were made in Hungary and manufactured by Autoliv. The
Satellite Navigation is surprisingly globalised for one component; it was
designed in Germany by Navigon who are a subsidy of Garmin, it was then
manufactured in China. The neck, which connects the screen to the car's
systems, was manufactured by VW in Poland. The plastic cover, which goes over
the connector on the dashboard, was made in Germany. Finally the soft carrying
case was manufactured in China and distributed by Volkswagen Zubehör.



In
this essay I feel that I have proved that I am extremely globalised. Car
manufacturing is an large global business with parts for even specific items
such as the Satellite Navigation being designed built and manufactured by
different companies. Before the car has been assembled the parts have already
travelled over many different countries and have been made by many different companies.
I feel that the car is the ultimate example of globalisation due to the fact
that it takes so many different parties to deliver the final product to the
customer.
Is it not a tad short for an essay, or is it work in progress? would be good if you could find out where some of the substantial parts of the car are made, such as the drivetrain, suspension, glass, seats etc. I'd assume that the body panels are pressed in the factory at Bratislava not far from the assembly line, could be wrong butsurely they would be a bit bulky to ship from elsewhere!

Wonder if there's any UK made/designed parts on the car? In the past VW's had hoses & radiators that were 'Made in England' and other bits and bobs.



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This list came from a diagram from www.supplierbusiness.comNo countries are mentioned.

Suppliers to the new Volkswagen
up!


WINDOW EXPANDER:

HUF HÃLSBECK & FÃRST

SEATBELTS [FRONT SEATS]:

AUTOLIV

BASS SPEAKERS FASTENERS:

EMHART TEKNOLOGIES

TRANSMISSION BEARINGS:

NSK

WINDOW REGULATOR MOTOR:

INTEVA PRODUCTS

PISTONS [EA211 I3 1.0L 44/55KW MPI 4V]:

FEDERAL-MOGUL

PULLEYS:

WINKELMANN

FUEL MANAGEMENT DIAPHRAGMS:

CONTITECH

WIRE HARNESS FASTENERS:

EMHART TEKNOLOGIES

REAR LINING FRICTION:

FEDERAL-MOGUL

AIR INTAKE SYSTEM:

RÖCHLING

THROTTLE BODY [3 CYLINDER ENGINE 1.0L GASOLINE
TSI]:

MAGNETI MARELLI

DRIVER AIRBAG:

TAKATA-PETRI

HOOD HINGE:

EDSCHA

DRUM BRAKE:

FTE AUTOMOTIVE

SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTER:

FAURECIA

WHEEL ARCH LINERS:

RÖCHLING

SEATS VINYL [ACELLA®]:

BENECKE-KALIKO

DRIVE TRAIN ACTUATORS:

BROSE

HYDRAULIC CONTROL UNIT [ABS, TRACTION CONTROL AND
VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL]:

TRW AUTOMOTIVE

ILLUSTRATION: ANITA
KAPOOR

WIND NOISE ISOLATION [BODY]:

CARCOUSTICS

FRONT AXLE WHEEL BEARING:

NSK

TANK TOP LINES:

TI AUTOMOTIVE

ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM:

FAURECIA

TIMING/MULTIRIB BELT:

CONTITECH

HAND BRAKE:

EDSCHA

BEARINGS:

MAHLE

START/STOP STARTER:

DENSO

BRAKE SYSTEM CABLE BUNDLING AND FIXING PARTS:

HELLERMANNTYTON

NAVIGATION & RADIO CABLE BUNDLING AND FIXING
PARTS:

HELLERMANNTYTON



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