Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Volkswagen plans to source 80% of parts locally for US production plant

For a company that hasn't said anything official about a production plant in the US, Volkswagen is sure saying a lot. Short of actually making the whole shindig official, Volkswagen's Head of Production Jochem Heizmann revealed some key details about the factory. He said that 80% of the parts for the US plant will be sourced locally, within the dollar zone. This rules out a Mexican factory. The plant must also be close to an airport, not be in a hurricane zone, and not be close to another manufacturer's plant.

The plant, tentatively planned to be up and running in 2011, will initially churn out 150,000 cars and then ramp up to a maximum capacity of 250,000 cars. The factory will be instrumental in producing the Passat replacement for North America.

Source: German Car Blog via Autoblog


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well now we know that Savannah, Georgia is ruled out due to the high hurricane risk. Given the fact that BMW is in South Carolina, it looks like the site in Rocky Mount, North Carolina is the place for them.

Thu. Mar. 27, 02:14:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rocky Mount is more than 70 miles from RDU (major airport) and only 60 miles from the coast (hurricanes). I don't where there gonna put this thing. We shall see.

Fri. Mar. 28, 04:44:00 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The post is really interesting. The last time I went for my VW repair I picked a service provider that assured me a 12 month or 12,000 mile warranty on labor and parts installed and provided by them. Isn’t it wonderful? I think if you are looking for a service provider for VW repair, make sure that they provide warranty on their services.

Thu. May 28, 07:24:00 a.m.  

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