“I work at the most beautiful workplace in the world.” For Robert Pardavi, working at the Transparent Factory is a childhood dream come true. Pardavi has been working at Volkswagen since 2010. And after a career path with a few hurdles, he now gets to help bring the new “Home of the ID.” and thus the future of e-mobility to life.
Alongside the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, the Transparent Factory in downtown Dresden has become the second delivery site for e-cars. Soon, 35 ID.3s will roll off the production line here every day. And on March 26, 2021, the first ID.4 will also be handed over to a happy customer here. Robert Pardavi, like the entire company, is experiencing a lot of new things right now. Up until the end of 2020, he was employed in production at Volkswagen, and at the beginning of the year was retrained. Now he works in sales and is handing vehicles over to customers – sometimes it can happen that quickly. “Nobody offers what we offer here at the Transparent Factory. That’s unique in the world,” says Pardavi.
Production facility, visitor attraction, event location, test laboratory and delivery center – the Transparent Factory with its 380 employees is all of these in one. The e-Golf was produced here up until December 23, 2020, after which an approximately four-week conversion began to make everything fit for the production of the ID.3. Series production of the all-electric model began in the factory at the end of January 2021. Dresden is thus already the fourth location worldwide to produce Volkswagen models based on the modular e-drive system (MEB).