Volkswagen Group own famous car companies like Audi, Bentley, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ducati, Bugatti, Scania, Man, Skoda, below is their M&A history to date:
- Audi in 1964
- SEAT in 1990
- Skoda in 1995
- Bentley, Bugatti & Lamborghini in 1998
- Ducati & Porche in 2012
The Group owns twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN.
Volkswagen was founded in 1937, to manufacture the car which would become known as the Beetle. The company’s production grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, and in 1965 it acquired Auto Union, which subsequently produced the first post-war Audi models.