Germany – The Group will build a new plant at Września in Poland to make the Volkswagen Crafter from 2016; the Volkswagen Tiguan will be assembled at Hanover in addition to Wolfsburg from 2016; and the next generation of the Porsche Panamera will be produced entirely at Leipzig, rather than painted body shells being shipped from Hanover.
Leif Östling, member of the board of management of Aktiengesellschaft with responsibility for commercial vehicles, said the decision to make the Crafter in Poland has “laid the foundations for the strategic reorientation of our light commercial vehicles”.
The new Września plant will be the company’s second in the country after Poznań, which produces the Caddy. Covering 220 hectares, the facility will incorporate a bodyshop, paintshop and a final assembly unit. Construction will begin at the end of 2014.