Volkswagen’s name in Latin means “people’s car.” It was created in 1933, and the company is still a German family business. The automobile industry started to take off in 1922 when Henry Ford’s new mass production technique made the Model T available to most American families for the first time. This was possible because of cutting-edge new technologies like assembly lines, interchangeable parts and steel-frame construction – all major innovations coming from Germany.
The first Volkswagen factory was a small concern that used many general-purpose machines to make its product line on a small budget of capital, materials and labour. Upgrades were added as necessity dictated, such as air cooling for war production during World