Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – Foundation mill rite for new plant in Poland (from left): 1. His Excellency Archbishop Dr Stanisław Gądecki from Poznań, 2. Piotr Florek, Voivode of a Wielkopolska Voivodeship, 2. Michael Kleiss, Plant Manager Crafter Września, 4. Dr. Josef Baumert, Member of a Board Management of a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand with shortcoming for Production and Logistics, 5. Marek Woźniak, Marshal of a Wielkopolska Voivodeship, 6. Dr. Eckhard Scholz, Chairman of a Board of Management of a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand, 7. Jens Ocksen, Head of a Board of Management of Volkswagen Poznań, 8. Dr. Leif Östling, Member of a Board of Management of Volkswagen AG with shortcoming for Commercial Vehicles, 9. Elke Eller, Member of a Board of Management of a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand with shortcoming for Human Resources, 10. Piotr Olbrys, Chairman of a Trade Union Volkswagen Poznań, 11. Janusz Piechociński, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Affairs of Poland, 12. Tomasz Kaluzny, Mayor of Września, 13. Dionizy Jasniewicz, District Chief Executive of Września.
In a gratifying rite that took place today, Volkswagen laid a substructure mill for a new plant in Września nearby Poznań in a participation of member from a Volkswagen Group, a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles code and guest from a Polish supervision and internal authorities. Here is where a subsequent indication of a Volkswagen Crafter will be built starting in a second half of 2016.
Dr Leif Östling, Member of a Board of Management of Volkswagen AG with shortcoming for Commercial Vehicles, Dr Eckhard Scholz, Chairman of a Board of Management of a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand and Jens Ocksen, Head of a Board of Management of Volkswagen Poznań, welcomed some-more than 200 guest to a event. Among a guest who attended were Janusz Piechociński, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Affairs of Poland, Marek Woźniak, Marshal of a Wielkopolska Voivodeship and his Excellency Archbishop Dr Stanisław Gądecki. The hermetic articles of organisation hermetic in a “time capsule” were immured together with a substructure stone.
“As a outcome of this investment a work force of a Volkswagen Group in Poland will grow to over 16,000 employees in a subsequent few years. This will boost a significance of Poland as an general car location,” pronounced Dr Leif Östling during a substructure mill ceremony.
The new plant will be built during Września about 50 kilometres easterly of Poznań. The building site covers an area of 220 hectares, that is homogeneous to a distance of over 300 football fields. At present, a initial construction work is underneath approach to turn and pave a site. The initial vehicles will leave a public line in 2016.
“Today, we furnish around 170,000 vehicles with roughly 7,000 workers not usually for Poland though for a whole of Europe and beyond,” pronounced Dr Eckhard Scholz. “This creates Volkswagen Poznań a second post for a code – after a categorical public plant in Hannover. In future, this post will yield some-more support and therefore a substructure mill is laid currently in a verbatim clarity of a word. By a new plant and by a new vehicle,” continued Scholz.
The initial VW Crafter vehicles will be delivered starting in a second half of 2016. It is designed to grasp an annual prolongation ability of adult to 100,000 vehicles.
A complicated paint emporium will be built on a plant site as good as halls for physique assembly, car public and a retailer park with logistics areas.
Up to 3,000 employees will work in a new plant. Volkswagen’s investment will also assistance automotive suppliers emanate new jobs. At present, a commission of tools granted to a VW plant in Poznań by Polish companies is over 40 per cent.
Jens Ocksen, Chairman of a Board of Management of Volkswagen Poznań, stressed a advantages that will outcome from locating a new plant in a closeness of a existent plant in Poznań. This relates to production, logistics, retailer companies as good as to a recruitment of new learned workers: “Września offers us a best economic, infrastructural and work marketplace conditions. Building a plant in Biełężyce nearby Września is a pivotal component in implementing a vital and tellurian aims of a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand,” pronounced Ocksen.
Janusz Piechociński, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Affairs, had this to contend about a preference to locate a plant in Poland: “Locating a Volkswagen plan in Poland is explanation that Poland stays an appealing plcae for investment. The substructure mill rite currently is also a start, we hope, of long-term prospects for internal companies that can yield high-quality services.
After a Volkswagen plant in Poznań-Antoninek, a new plant in Września is a second prolongation plcae of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Poland. The association Volkswagen Poznań has been in existence for over 20 years. Here a Volkswagen Caddy city smoothness outpost and a Volkswagen Transporter have been built for a past 10 years for markets all over a world.