• Short Summary

    At the Volkswagen factory in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a ceremony was held recently to mark the production of their millionth vehicle in the South American country.

  • Description

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    LV factory floor
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    2.
    MV workers finishing body 2 shots
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    3.
    MCU finished car garlanded with flowers and receiving final polish
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    4.
    CU Manager smiling
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    5.
    CU's workers smiling 2 shots
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    6.
    MV Professor Lotz giving car to Tannuri
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    7.
    CU guests watching
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    SV Tannuri gets into car (almost)
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    9.
    MV guests watching
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    10.
    SV Tannuri drives car away.
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    Background: At the Volkswagen factory in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a ceremony was held recently to mark the production of their millionth vehicle in the South American country. Volkswagen's President Dr. Kurt Lotz - who had travelled to Brazil from Germany - presented the millionth "Beetle" as a prize to top medical student Uenis Tannuri.

    The German automobile manufacturers opened their first plant in Brazil in 1953 - mainly to assemble Beetles from imported parts and components. Today, they employ 23,000 people (of which only 32 are Germans) and turn out 1,000 vehicles per day - and claim that 130,000 families depend on the Volkswagen works and allied companies for their livelihood in Brazil. Output includes 1300 Sedans, Vans, Pickup trucks, Karmann-Ghias and VW-1600 Variants.

    During the ceremony in Sao Paulo, the Company presented a cheque for half a million cruzeiros (about 100,000 dollars) to the local Technical School; ten fully-equipped Volkswagen ambulances to the Ministry of Health; and commemorative medallions to all their workers and people present on the occasion.

    Culmination of the day was the presentation of the millionth car itself to 23-year-old Tannuri who received it for being an outstanding student.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8TJKHCG8ITASUFOC15WEDAJET
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TJKHCG8ITASUFOC15WEDAJET
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
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    N/A

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