Official: VW Group opens new plant in China

Filed under: China, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Plants/Manufacturing, Hatchback, Audi, Volkswagen

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As the top market for the Volkswagen Group, China will be getting plenty of attention in coming years when it comes to vehicle production starting with an all-new plant in Foshan. The new plant celebrated the production of its first car this week – a seventh-gen Volkswagen Golf – but the Audi A3 will also join the line by the end of this year.

With its Foshan plant, Volkswagen is adding 6,500 workers in China as well as 300,000 units of production capacity – a figure that will eventually double. In addition to this growth, by 2018, VW is also planning to boost its workforce from 75,000 to 100,000 in China, an increase that will help rocket production capacity from the current 2.6 million annual units to more than 4 million.

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