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Tostmann: Volkswagen will make 400,000 cars in Slovakia in 2012

Volkswagen Slovakia is planning to make 400,000 cars next year, said the chairman of the company's board of directors, Andreas Tostmann, after meeting Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič on Wednesday, August 31.

Volkswagen Slovakia is planning to make 400,000 cars next year, said the chairman of the company's board of directors, Andreas Tostmann, after meeting Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič on Wednesday, August 31.

"We currently make top-class SUVs here, and the new Up! model, which is part of the New Small Family series, is now going to be added," Tostmann said, as quoted by the TASR newswire. According to Gašparovič, the German carmaker, which has been operating in Slovakia for 20 years, provides Slovaks with good, well-paid jobs. Volkswagen Slovakia produced almost 94,600 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche cars in Bratislava in the first half of 2011, representing 45-percent production growth year-on-year. The company's turnover rose by 33.3 percent year-on-year during the same period to €2.4 billion.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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