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Was Osamu Suzuki first to understand Volkswagen’s Diesel issues?

Osamu Suzuki: “we looked at Wagen’s technologies, and could not find anything we need” (Nikkei, 1 July 2011) by Gerhard Fasol Did Volkswagen underestimate Mr Suzuki? Over the last 18 years myself and our company have worked on many foreign-Japanese company partnerships, therefore we always have great interest in business partnerships involving Japanese companies, and […]

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Mr. Suzuki didn’t want to be a Volkswagen employee, and that’s understandable (Prof. Dudenhoeffer via Bloomberg)

Mr Suzuki (Chairman of Suzuki Motors), wrote in his Japanese blog, that “ending the partnership with Volkswagen (Wagen-san as he calls VW) was like the relieve I feel after having a fishbone stuck in my throat removed” No partnership works without meeting of minds, with opposite agendas and colliding expectations by Gerhard Fasol, All Rights […]