Everything is running like clockwork for Thomas Kohn today. He is standing at the end of the preassembly line for cockpits in hall 35 of Volkswagen’s plant in Wolfsburg and inspecting the connectors that his colleagues have installed in the previous steps. More than 1,200 dashboards were and are preassembled each day in Hall 35. Kohn makes it look easy – the way that he moves himself and the cockpit on the parts-carrying unit. And he is smiling as he works. Things have not always been this good.
“Two slipped discs have done a number on me,” Thomas Kohn says. “But I feel right at home in the STARK Project. I am having fun at work again. That is also because we really work closely together in hall 35 and help each other out all the time.” Kohn has been working here for more than a year now. He is now showing the ropes to new employees with the help of master craftsmen and passing on the lessons that he has learned himself.