- Productivity improved by more than six percent compared to the previous year - target of an annual five percent increase over all plants exceeded
- In 2019, production will contribute a cost reduction of around 500 million euros with the production strategy TRANSFORM.TOGETHER. Between 2019 and 2023 a total of 2 billion euros will be contributed
- CO2 emissions per vehicle produced will decrease by 22 percent between 2015 and 2019. By 2025, the emissions are to be cut by 50 percent
- Volkswagen board member for production Dr. Andreas Tostmann: “The figures demonstrate that our strategy is working. For the first time since 2013, we lowered the costs per vehicle in production.”
Productivity in plants is increasing more than expected
The Volkswagen brand is well on its way to achieving its own goals for more cost-effective vehicle production. Following the launch of the new production strategy TRANSFORM.TOGETHER last year, initial successes are now emerging. Board member for production and logistics Andreas Tostmann commented the interim review with 500 leading managers at an international conference: "The figures demonstrate that our strategy is working. In 2019, our productivity will have improved by more than 6 percent. And for the first time since 2013, we lowered the costs per vehicle in production. The workforce did an extraordinary great job here and I thank them very much for their achievements. We have demonstrated team spirit, and with our new models we managed strong and smooth starts of production. With great competence, our colleagues consistently contribute to increasing production efficiency and productivity. We will continue along our chosen path. Especially in a time of global economic uncertainties, we are well advised to make ourselves crisis-proof. To do what is in our hands so we are prepared for what is not in our hands. "