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    Thread: what does "AG" stand for...ex/ Volkswagen AG

    1. 11-29-2002 01:17 AM #1
      ??

    2. 11-29-2002 01:20 AM #2
      auto group I think.

    3. 11-29-2002 01:23 AM #3
      audi gruppe

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      11-29-2002 01:27 AM #4
      LOL! It stands for "aktiengesellschaft". It's like "incorporated" in German, every company is AG. BMW AG, HELLA AG...

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      11-29-2002 01:32 AM #5
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      LOL! It stands for "aktiengesellschaft". It's like "incorporated" in German, every company is AG. BMW AG, HELLA AG...

      yup what he said


    6. 11-29-2002 01:39 AM #6
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      audi gruppe

      LOL nice guess


    7. 11-29-2002 01:44 AM #7
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      LOL! It stands for "aktiengesellschaft". It's like "incorporated" in German, every company is AG. BMW AG, HELLA AG...

      Hehe, that's what I thought. Thanks.


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      11-29-2002 07:35 AM #8
      Volkswagen Audi Group, 99% sure

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      11-29-2002 09:41 AM #9
      It's "Aktiengesellschaft." But for extra credit, can anyone tell me the difference between "AG" and "GmbH" (which is "Gesellschaft mit behafte..." something-or-other)? Is GmbH more like a U.S. limited-liability company ("LLC") and AG more like a U.S. "Inc." or UK "Ltd."?

      Just idle curiosity -- this is the stuff I think about when I have a four-day weekend away from work.

      [Edited for a typo -- proof that I really DO have too much time on my hands today....]


      [Modified by OstTrefftWest, 2:43 PM 11-29-2002]


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      11-29-2002 10:42 AM #10
      (V)olkswagen (A)udi (G)ruppe

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      11-29-2002 11:02 AM #11
      Okay, I've called upon my trusty Harper-Collins German-English Dictionary....

      "AG abk ( = Aktiengesellschaft) (Brit.) (public) limited company, Ltd.; (US) corporation, Inc."

      "Aktien- zW ... ~gesellschaft f joint-stock company...."

      And for my own benefit....

      "GmbH f abk ( = Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung) (private) limited company, Ltd. (Brit.); corporation, inc. (US)."

      So -- My guess is that "VAG" probably does mean "Volkswagen-Audi Gruppe," but that "Volkswagen, AG" is a different animal -- namely, the German equivalent of "Volkswagen, Inc." or "Volkswagen, Ltd."

      Okay, I'd better go to work for a few hours just so I stop being anal about stuff like this.... (Flame goggles on ....) Cheers!


      [Modified by OstTrefftWest, 8:32 PM 11-29-2002]


    12. 11-29-2002 11:13 AM #12
      I think it's Volkswagen Audi Group as well. Hence the name on the 1552 VAG scan tool.

    13. 11-29-2002 11:17 AM #13
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      So -- My guess is that "VAG" probably does mean "Volkswagen-Audi Gruppe," but that "Volkswagen, AG" is a different animal -- namely, the German equivalent of "Volkswagen, Inc." or "Volkswagen, Ltd."

      That's exactly right.


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      11-29-2002 02:00 PM #14
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      So -- My guess is that "VAG" probably does mean "Volkswagen-Audi Gruppe," but that "Volkswagen, AG" is a different animal -- namely, the German equivalent of "Volkswagen, Inc." or "Volkswagen, Ltd."


      . . . Or Volkswagen Automobile Concern for that matter.

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      12-01-2002 08:29 AM #15
      Remember there was never a Volkswagen-Audi Group per se. VW just bought Audi from Daimler Benz back in the sixties, it was a takeover rather than a merger. It just so happens that the words Volkswagen Audi Group (or indeed Gruppe) happens to fit the acronym for Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft. In Europe the VAG 1552 tool is also used on SEATs and Škodas, so even if the acronym VAG was used in the Volkswagen-Audi Group sense, it would be a lot more appropriate for it to be used in the Volkswagen Aktiengesellscaft sense, as the former would exclude the other 2 volume subsidiaries of Volkswagen AG.


      Jeez I need to get out more


    16. 12-01-2002 09:29 AM #16
      moved, no mk2 content.

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      12-01-2002 04:44 PM #17
      Yes, that's what it is. I used to work for Hoechst AG.

    18. 12-02-2002 01:23 PM #18
      AG means Aktiengesellschaft. Take it from a native German speaker.

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      12-03-2002 06:38 AM #19
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      Volkswagen Audi Group, 99% sure

      And "BMW AG" is BMW Audi Group? I don't think so. You needed to wait until you were 100% sure, or at least notice that most/all German corporations have AG in their name.


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      12-03-2002 01:45 PM #20
      i'm 2% sure that it stands for "Always Good"
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      12-04-2002 06:23 PM #21
      AG = Aktiengesellschaft
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      VAG= Volkswagen-Audi Group gruppe whatever

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      12-04-2002 06:42 PM #22
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      AG = Aktiengesellschaft
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      VAG= Volkswagen-Audi Group gruppe whatever

      I can't believe this thread is still around.

      AG = Aktiengesellschaft

      End of discussion ... period.

      And to think we drive German cars. I hope no real Germans see this thread.



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      12-04-2002 07:35 PM #23
      Volkwagen AG - Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

      VAG - von Adolf gegruendet......

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      12-04-2002 08:49 PM #24
      ha ha!!
      too funny...too true sadly....

      quote:

      VAG - von Adolf gegruendet......



    25. 12-05-2002 12:40 AM #25
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      ha ha!!
      too funny...too true sadly....


      VAG - von Adolf gegruendet......



      yep it is true, but it's not the proudest part of VW history.

    26. 12-05-2002 07:02 AM #26
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      And to think we drive German cars. I hope no real Germans see this thread.



      not a german, but i am quite disturbed by the fact that the right answer is in like post 3 and it takes this many people repeating it before some-one believes him

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      12-05-2002 09:24 AM #27
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      LOL! It stands for "aktiengesellschaft". It's like "incorporated" in German, every company is AG. BMW AG, HELLA AG...


      This thread doesn't need to be open anymore!

      Thanks for the good answers folks.


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