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Volkswagen Slovakia reduces production

Temporary step due to preparation for two new VW models.

Volkswagen Slovakia (Source: Courtesy of Volkswagen Slovakia )

In the upcoming future, the Bratislava plant of German carmaker Volkswagen will start producing two new models: the new Audi Q8 and the third-generation Volkswagen Touareg.

The preparations have already started and that is why some staffers were not at work at the weekends in January, after the factory holiday, the Sme daily wrote on February 12.

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The carmaker plans to continue the four-shift operation soon, Volkswagen Slovensko spokesman Michal Ambrovič told the daily.

“These are short-term operation measures related to the production’s expansion to three segments,” he explained for Sme, adding that the onset of new models is also involved and that VW in the Devínska Nová Ves borough of Bratislava plans to continue four-shift operation.

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The changes in production will not be reflected in the standard employee salaries, head of Modern Unions in VW Slovensko, Zoroslav Smolinský, said as cited by Sme.

The launch of the new model production is expected this autumn, with the Volkswagen Touareg to be presented at a Beijing car show by the end of March and the new Audi Q8 at a Geneva car show at the beginning of March.

Topic: Bratislava


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