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  • Up to 450,000 new 6-speed gearboxes for Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA and Volkswagen
  • Thomas Schmall, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group Components: “Cross-brand hubs create the flexibility needed for transformation”
  • Dr Christian Vollmer, Vice President of Production and Logistics, SEAT: “Production could be increased to 3,500 units per day”

SEAT Componentes, together with Martorell and Barcelona, one of the three production centres for the Spanish brand and simultaneously part of the production portfolio for Group Components, has started production of the new MQ281 gearbox. Up to 450,000 units can be built per year. It will be used by the brands Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA and Volkswagen. Re-sorting gearbox production goes hand-in-hand with the production start of the new MQ281. While the new six-speed gearbox is being produced in El Prat de Llobregat and Córdoba (Argentina), the MQ200 manual gearbox has been primarily relocated to ŠKODA Components in Mlada Boleslav (Czech Republic). At the same time, the component plant in Kassel is concentrating on the production of the dual clutch gearbox DSG, and above all on the production of the electric drive for future vehicles built on the MEB platform.

SEAT Componentes produces new gearbox for Group brands
Up to 450,000 units can be built per year.

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Ariane Kilian
Head of Components Communications
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Enrico Beltz
Head of Media Relations
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Cristina Vall-Llosada
SEAT Communications, Head of Corporate Communications
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Ezequiel Avilés
SEAT Communications, Corporate Communications
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