After a two week shutdown, Volkswagen Slovakia is returning to full production on Monday, January 10, the company's spokesman Vladimír Machalík announced on January 9, as reported by the TASR newswire.
The company is currently focusing on getting ready to produce its new car model – the New Small Family – which is set to be launched into production later this year. With the new model leaving the plant's assembly lines in the months ahead, Volkswagen Slovakia's annual output should rise to 400,000 vehicles.
Production of the new model will also translate into 1,500 new jobs at the plant plus thousands of others at Volkswagen's suppliers and sub-suppliers. With 6,800 staff, Volkswagen Slovakia is among the biggest employers in Slovakia.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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10. Jan 2011 at 14:00