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Volkswagen employees at the Transparent Factory in Dresden


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Volkswagen apparently intends to end vehicle production at the Transparent Factory in Dresden. This is reported by the »Automobilwoche« . However, the location should be retained, the approximately 300 employees would be given other tasks, writes the business newspaper, citing company sources. The ID.2021 electric car has been manufactured in Dresden since the beginning of 3.

A VW spokesman said on Sunday that the company was not involved in speculation. "The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand is currently working on a detailed package of measures for the implementation of a performance program with an open mind." The aim is to further increase global competitiveness and counter the volatile market situation. However, the location-independent agreement to secure employment until 2029 remains unchanged.

Job cuts in Zwickau

The Transparent Factory was put into operation in 2002. Initially, Phaetons were built there, followed later by Bentleys, the electric Golf and finally the ID.3. In the spring of this year, the 150,000th vehicle rolled off the assembly line in Dresden.

Last week, it became known that VW was cutting jobs in Zwickau due to weakening demand for electric cars. 269 fixed-term contracts, which are about to expire after one year, will not be renewed. According to Automobilwoche, the future of further temporary positions is uncertain over the next three years.