After a record six months for Volkswagen, Herbert Diess has reason to be happy.
The board boss goes to a floating surfboard and addresses words to the employees.
Wolfsburg - Volkswagen is back on the wave of success.
Regardless of cryptic corona catastrophe scenarios, the car manufacturer from Lower Saxony was able to have the most successful half of its company history.
Group leader Herbert Diess used this happy occasion to thank the workforce in an extraordinary way for their work.
After the 62-year-old was on Lake Garda in 2020 with an innovative Aero Foil from the Audi subsidiary, he did so in a rather unorthodox place: the Wolfsburg Mittelland Canal.
On the river right next to the VW headquarters, the CEO himself admitted that he went to an "Aero-Foil" from the premium subsidiary Audi "while on vacation" in order to be in a visibly good mood in front of the production facility.
I want to thank our employees for a sensational first half of the year!
It was difficult, but we achieved an enormous amount together.
Thank you very much for your efforts.
I hope that you are recovering in your holidays.
@VWGroup @Autostadt pic.twitter.com/52ubUtR0AD
- Herbert Diess (@Herbert_Diess) July 29, 2021
VW with a record half-year - VW boss Diess with a boozy motivational speech
In social networks like Twitter and LinkedIn you can see Diess swinging a speech while standing on the electric surfboard in a video clip she recorded.
In it, the CEO thanks the workforce for their work.
The first half of 2021 was "sensational", "an incredible amount has been achieved".
In addition, the VW boss (in office since April 2018 *) sends holiday greetings and asks the company employees to stay healthy during their vacation.
In autumn 2020, Diess caused angry reactions * due to his means of transport with a similar adventure on Lake Garda: “Nice. But what for? So that there is even more noise at the great lakes? ”Asked a follower. Another user explained that a usable transport service was “not recognizable”. The device from Volkswagen * is more of a "envy mobile for the water". Another user was in a really bad mood: "Absolutely disgusting that you pollute our waters with this dirt board that nobody who does serious water sports needs."
Diess ends his latest message with an award for the extraordinary vehicle with which he makes the water of the Wolfsburg Mittelland Canal unsafe: "I do sport, and I practice a little here," says the bustling company boss and raves about the Audi e- Tron foil, which was developed by Audi man Franz Hofmann and his team: “This thing is a lot of fun,” says the Volkswagen manager.
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