With 16,500 employees from 54 nations, Volkswagen’s Kassel plant is the biggest employer in Northern Hesse and one of the most important economic factors in the region. With its long-standing expertise when it comes to development, planning and series production, the plant makes a significant contribution to the projects of the future at the Volkswagen Group.
The employees at Volkswagen’s biggest components plant in the world specialise in the production of transmissions, electric power units, hot-stamped body parts, and exhaust gas purifiers, which are installed in numerous car brands belonging to the Group around the world. Aluminium transmission housing parts and large structural components for car bodies are some of the articles produced at the integrated biggest light metal foundry in Europe. Another area just as important is the Group’s After Sales, responsible for supplying Group vehicles with original parts around the world, to ensure customer mobility. Used engines and transmissions are also processed in Kassel, which is how the Volkswagen success story started back in 1958.
In line with the sustainability concept, the site is pursuing economic, social, and ecological objectives equally and at the same time. The focus of all activities is the employees, with their individual strengths and values. As a member of the “Charter of Diversity” and an official partner of the regional initiative “Open to Diversity”, Volkswagen Kassel also assumes responsibility for democratic, respectful coexistence in society.