German carmaker Volkswagen (VW), is preparing to invest in a factory that will employ 5 thousand people annually in Turkey. VW is seeking for a while in different places to open electric models in production facilities in Germany, he made the choice between Bulgaria and Turkey for the factory investment. German car journal in AutomobilWoche at the news, Turkey's knowledge and expertise in car production in the country selected states that effective. Turkey will become operational in 2022. VW's plant, to undertake the production of Skoda and Seat models within the group in the first place.
Approximately more than 10 years has worked to convince Turkey to invest in German car giant Volkswagen (VW) it was in the final. German brand decided to open factories in Turkey, will produce Skoda and Seat models in the first place.
VW has been needing a new production facility for some time to make room for its electric models in its existing plants. According to a report in German newspaper AutomobilWoche automobile, Bulgaria and Turkey in the field of radar German manufacturers to invest in this context, the preferred due to their own experience and knowledge to be used in automobile production in favor of Turkey.
Volkswagen decided to invest in Turkey, Turkey came up with after entering the process of normalization of relations between Germany. So much softer relations after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Germany in September accelerated the investments. First, in October, the consortium led by Germany's Siemens, the modernization of Turkey's railway network and high-speed train lines to increase the number of targeted investment was $ 35 billion was raised. It can be said that the investment decision of Volkswagen, which came approximately 2 months later, was also taken with the effect of the normalization of relations.
IT WILL START PRODUCTION IN 2022
VW is expected to be operational in 2022. Turkey is expected to provide employment to about 5 thousand people to the factory. In the factory that will produce the models of more than one brand within the group, it is planned that the bands Skoda Karoq and Seat Ateca will descend in the first place.
The two models in question are produced at one of the VW group brands Skoda's Kvasiny plant in Czech Republic. After the shifting of Turkey's production in Kvasiny, separating Emden and Hanover factories in Germany, the German brand is said to pull the electric models of the Passat production in Kvasiny.
OTOSAN IS THINKING FOR COMMERCIAL
Accelerating the transition plans to electric models, VW announced that it could cooperate with Ford a while ago. In this context, it was reported that the commercial model of the German brand Transporter plans to reduce the costs and make room for electrical models in its existing factories by shifting the production of Ford's Transit model to the Otosan factory in Gölcük.
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