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01/23/19
Wolfsburg/Zwickau
Volkswagen Group News

Kilian: “E-mobility and digitalization mean profound structural change”

Kilian: “E-mobility and digitalization mean profound structural change”
Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs (centre right), and Andrea Nahles, SPD party leader (centre left), discuss modern qualification and training elements with Volkswagen Sachsen employees. Here: VR glasses for virtual training of logistics processes.
  • Federal Minister of Labour, Hubertus Heil, and SPD parliamentary group leader, Andrea Nahles, on fact-finding visit to future electric vehicle plant in Zwickau
  • World’s first complete transformation of a major car manufacturing facility is a change of system with extensive structural shifts for the company and employees
  • Andrea Nahles: “I am proposing an ‘auto industry industrial partnership 2030’ at the highest political level”
  • Federal Minister of Labour Heil: “Legislation on qualification opportunities supports companies in their efforts to qualify today’s employees to work in the world of tomorrow and beyond”
  • Group Works Council: the workforce urgently needs the concrete support of policy makers when switching to e-mobility

The New Year sees Volkswagen systematically forging ahead with its electric offensive and the transformation of the factories in Zwickau, Dresden, Emden and Hanover to become production locations for electric vehicles. The Zwickau facility is the trailblazer for this transformation, with the compact ID. already going into production there at the end of this year. By then, Volkswagen will have qualified thousands of employees to perform their future tasks. Along with further fundamental organizational and structural changes, this is an enormous endeavor for the company and the workforce. Today, Federal Minister of Labour, Hubertus Heil, and SPD parliamentary group leader, Andrea Nahles, will be joined by Volkswagen Board Member for Human Resources, Gunnar Kilian, and the Chairman of Volkswagen’s General and Group Works Council, Bernd Osterloh, on a fact-finding visit to the Zwickau plant to gain a first-hand impression of the progress and challenges of this transformation.

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