EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Volkswagen

Company/Organisation:
Volkswagen

Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Teltow-Fläming; Brandenburg
Location of affected unit(s): Lichterfelde

Company

Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
52 - Warehousing and support activities for transportation

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 13-04-2005
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-07-2006
Planned Job Creation: 350

Additional Information

Volkswagen has started building its new logistics centre for spare parts serving Eastern Germany. Eastern Germany thus becomes independent from the logistics centre in Kassel. Volkswagen is investing €50 million; one fifth of that sum will come as subsidies from the state of Brandenburg. The 350 jobs will mainly be to the benefit of the unemployed in the region, said Brandenburg premier Platzeck in the Tagesspiegel.