Volkswagen plans to open a new plant in Eastern Europe, and potential sites are Bulgaria, Turkey and Romania, Automobilwoche reports.
On November 18, the head of Volkswagen, Herbert Dice, said that the automaker is looking for a new factory in Eastern Europe, which will begin assembly of Škoda and Seat after 2022.
This happens in a sharp internal struggle in the company. The union of German workers in Volkswagen competes with the leadership of Skoda to control the new plant.
He plans to work from 4,000 to 5,000 employees. Providing Skoda Carro and Seat Saeka assembly lines.
Volkswagen has already confirmed that it will transfer the production of Passat limousines to the Czech Republic. But for low-cost models there is an expensive production and cheaper directions.
Alternatively, one of the engines of a company in Poland or Hungary can be upgraded at a car assembly plant.
The reason for these actions Volkswagen is the transition to electric cars, which plan to invest 34 billion euros by 2022. They will be assembled in factories in Germany.
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