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09/27/18
Berlin
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Volkswagen targeting further boost in factory productivity

Volkswagen targeting further boost in factory productivity
  • Goal of the new TRANSFORM.TOGETHER production strategy: 30 percent increase in productivity worldwide by 2025
  • Board Member for Production Andreas Tostmann: “Efficiency potential in Production through 2025 totals €2.6 billion”
  • Paradigm shift from product to process orientation to be implemented worldwide in eight action areas
  • Production makes major contribution to achieving profitability target of over 6 percent by 2025

The Volkswagen brand’s TRANSFORM.TOGETHER production strategy targets a 30 percent increase in productivity worldwide by 2025 compared to 2018. Production is therefore making a major contribution to achieving the profitability target of over 6 percent for the brand. “We want to rank among the best for productivity. We need to generate competitive returns to enable us to make key investments in the future and thus safeguard today’s jobs tomorrow and beyond. Together, we are ushering in a new era in Production for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. This is about nothing less than a paradigm shift: from a product-oriented company to a production-and process-oriented company. For Prodution, that means our department will be more important than ever going forward”, Dr. Andreas Tostmann, the Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Production, commented at an event held at the Berlin Motorwerk location attended by 500 managers from Volkswagen’s 17 vehicle manufacturing plants.

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