“It is exactly this point that decides whether we stand together as a team. At the Wolfsburg plant, we are committed to making the world’s best cars. We can do so only if we have one another’s back.”
Volkswagen creates jobs for people with physical limitations around the world. In Wolfsburg, 18 employees have been able to return to their original departments thanks to the STARK demographics project. Volkswagen plans to introduce the model to other production areas and locations beginning next year.
The initial successes produced by the STARK Project have also inspired Sebastian Schmickartz and many colleagues to explore this theme even more closely. “We are thinking about how we could help employees in production who use wheelchairs or have poor eyesight,” Schmickartz says. “This is a real challenge, one that we will not shy away from and will take responsibility for.”