VW plans production increase
Volkswagen plans for production volumes at its main plant in Wolfsburg to rise to around one million.
Higher productivity will enable higher capacity utilization. The groundwork is being laid in Wolfsburg in order to bundle Golf production at one location.
Coinciding with the launch of the Golf 8, Golf production in Zwickau and Puebla is to be relocated to the main plant. The new SEAT Tarraco will also begin rolling off the assembly line in Wolfsburg soon.
Andreas Tostmann, member of the board of management of the Volkswagen Brand responsible for production and logistics, commented, ‘We are planning to increase productivity by 25% at all German factories by 2020 as agreed. Further efforts are needed at Volkswagen in future to remain competitive, particularly post-2020.’
The Volkswagen brand’s production department has defined a new production strategy to further improve production efficiency. This strategy comprises eight action areas that are now being underpinned by measures designed to continue concentrating on significantly reducing the complexity of production structures as well as on standardization throughout the global production network.