EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Volkswagen Poznań

Company/Organisation:
Volkswagen Poznań

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Wielkopolskie; Polnocno-Zachodni
Location of affected unit(s): Września

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 1500

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-01-2016
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 16-01-2016
Planned Job Creation: 1500

Additional Information

Volkswagen Poznań has announced that it will create 1,500 new jobs at its new factory in Września (Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone, Poland). The factory is expected to be fully operational in October 2016.

In October 2014, the company received a permit for building the factory which will produce a new generation of Volkswagen Crafter. The investment is worth PLN 3.3 million (EUR 0.74 million USD 0.82 million) and will bring 3,000 jobs in total; by the end of 2015, the company created 1,500 jobs there. The plant will produce 100 thousand cars per year.

Volkswagen Poznań has been operating in Poland since 1993; the company employs over 7,000 people in the region. It recruited 900 people at its Poznań plant in 2015.