EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Volkswagen Motor Polska

Company/Organisation:
Volkswagen Motor Polska

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Legnicki; Dolnoslaskie; Poludniowo-Zachodni
Location of affected unit(s): Polkowice

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 1200
Group: Volkswagen

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-04-2014
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 30-04-2014
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2014
Planned Job Creation: 150

Additional Information

Volkswagen Motor Polska has announced that it will create 150 jobs at its facility in Polkowice in the Legnicka Special Economic Zone. The job creation is a result of the opening of a new production line to manufacture Volkswagen’s third generation diesel engines.

According to the source, the investment is worth €183 million. The company has been operating in the Legnicka SEZ since 1998 and, currently, the company employs over 1,200 people there. The ERM previously reported on a restructuring event at the company in Poland in 2005.