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When the Volkswagen plant in Salzgitter went into operation half a century ago, Georg Schoske was already an old hand at the company. “I had been manufacturing the Beetle in Wolfsburg since 1962. It was fun. But when Salzgitter opened, you didn’t have to ask me for long,” the 81-year-old recalls. Even then, Schoske lived with his family in Steinlah – 60 kilometers from the Wolfsburg plant, but only 20 kilometers from the Salzgitter plant. Even before the official inauguration, he switched. Since then the factory has become a family affair. Son Rainer Schoske (55) started his professional life in Salzgitter, as did grandson Marvin Schoske (23). Three generations – one factory.

Story "A production facility that has become part of the family "
Marvin Schoske (left) shows grandfather Georg Schoske his workplace. After completing his dual studies, he moved to rotor production as a planner and shortly afterwards to stator production.
A plant in transition: aerial view of the Salzgitter location.
Skype call at the living room table: Georg Schoske (left) and Marvin Schoske talk to Rainer Schoske, who is currently working in Changchun in eastern China for the second time.