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Golf Production stops – VW and suppliers negotiate further – ABC Online

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The fierce row with two suppliers has paralyzed the production of the main Volkswagen model modeling Golf -. the beginning of the week, both sides want to look for a solution again

on Saturday had Europe’s largest carmaker shutdown of Golf production prepared at the main plant in Wolfsburg. As of Monday there fall to and including the next Saturday (27.08.), The layers of. The assembly of the Golf and Passat in Zwickau is concerned.

The reason is the lack of transmission parts and seat covers supplier ES Automobilguss and Car Trim, belonging to the group Prevent. Between the company and VW raging dispute over the termination of contracts. On the night of Saturday, both sides


had suspended their negotiations on Monday they want to continue this. In addition to the debate about the issue, there were different views of the end of the talks. Sources at the suppliers it said, VW had rejected a through negotiation at the weekend. The Wolfsburg reject this sharp and stressed that they had discussed mutual agreement to keep talking on Monday. The “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung” and “Süddeutsche Zeitung” (SZ) reported advance also, there is the week starting consultations

VW had announced its intention to not allow contact to Prevent tear. “We are still working . prior to an agreement, “the Group but also announced necessary to exhaust all legal possibilities to get to the items urgently needed


Prevent had also signaled readiness.: “We are still targeting an amicable solution with VW and are open to proposals.” the trader had a responsibility to develop back and gave the car giant to blame.

Many backgrounds of the dispute are unclear. From the perspective of IT and Car Trim it is a consequence of time and on groundless termination of contracts by VW. The Group did not grant any compensation for it.


That’s why “is Car Trim and ES Automobilguss saw ultimately forced to halt in supplies,” it said. According to information of the newspaper, it should go to a suspended cooperation with covers of leather seats for the VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne. This was not right, Car Trim had argued and is seeking damages in the tens of millions. Some of the claims were accordingly then transferred to the Prevent company ES, which led to a dangerous bottleneck even at the transmission parts. Similar details were the German press agency before – including the documentation of an open account of ES at VW in China

In Wolfsburg Volkswagen considered meanwhile short-time working.. It affects workers among others in assembly, body shop, paint, pressing plant and quality assurance. For the locations Braunschweig, Zwickau and Kassel this will also be considered. In Passat plant in Emden already for 7500 employees working hours were logged. The tapes of the Tiguan and Touran manufactured in Wolfsburg continue to run. On the transmission plant in Kassel conflict with Prevent should, according to a VW spokesman still have no effect: “We are planning for Monday short-time work and have no requests.”


Lower Saxony Economics Minister and VW board Olaf Lies will mediate in the dispute. He’ll talk to his Saxon official and party colleague Martin Dulig about the SPD politician said on NDR Info. In the interests of the employees of the conflict had to be resolved quickly: “. When the long stretches, I like about the impact (…) not even think” The considerable damage would increase with each passing day, warned Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD ). Should negotiations fail, would have more pressure her: “Then you will have to take also coercive measures.”

The Landgericht Braunschweig had informed on Friday Volkswagen have already obtained all the necessary conditions for the return of the missing parts. There were injunctions purpose.


Even VW works council head Bernd Osterloh sentenced the delivery stop. “Here goes a very lousy game,” he told the “Bild” newspaper (Saturday). The Journal also reported on planned downtime in the Golf production from 4 to 7 October, and from 19 to 22 of December. This had nothing to do with the current delivery dispute, but with a lower golf demand due to the gas crisis

VW emphasized that it was a result of the general production plan for the fourth quarter -. The day subject also in the autumn holiday and just before Christmas. The decisive factor is always the load over the full year. So we have “by producing” approximately in the summer plant shutdowns due to good demand.


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