Volkswagen To Open Manufacturing Plant in Tennessee


The robotic parking garage at the VW plant in Wolfsburg, Germany

From Ridelust:

Volkswagen is opening a plant in Chattanooga Tennessee in early 2011. This will be VW’s first vehicle production unit in the US. The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG, Germany have agreed to the establishment and approved an investment of up to 620 million Euros the equivalent of $1 billion USD.

The first car to roll off the line will be a vehicle designed and built specifically for the U.S. market. In the medium term, Volkswagen will aim for some 2,000 employees working directly for the company, in addition to large numbers of outside jobs, for example, in supply and logistics. According to Prof. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG, the growth strategy for VW will be 800,000 cars a year by 2018 in the ‘United States’, giving rise to the thought that this may not be VW’s only American plant.

The company’s last US plant closed 20 years ago. The company’s current strategy is to sell 800,000 cars in the US by 2018. Audi is also considering opening its own plant in the United States.

Looks like Detroit won’t have to look overseas anymore for its biggest competitors…

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  1. Cory's Gravatar Comment by Cory on March 12th, 2009 at 1:29 am

    How do I go about applying here. I am currently a Team Leader for the Toyota Camry Line at SIA in Lafayette, IN. I am currently learning to teach robots and can already maintian them as well as reset most faults.

  2. Santos's Gravatar Comment by Santos on October 25th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    I would like to know how can i apply. I was working for the Shiroki in Dalton, GA. and i would love to work for this company.

  3. Rick Jerls's Gravatar Comment by Rick Jerls on January 25th, 2010 at 7:16 am

    I would like to have information and instructions on how to apply for employment at your new assembly plant.

  4. Bert's Gravatar Comment by Bert on January 25th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    How do I go about gettin a hold of packaging department for design and purchasing of racks for shipping parts. We have a location in South Carolina and Michigan.

  5. rodney's Gravatar Comment by rodney on July 17th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    To whom it may concern ,
    I would like to have info on how to apply for either exempt or non exempt associates for your new Factory being built in Tennessee .

  6. rodney's Gravatar Comment by rodney on August 11th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    are you excepting Resume ?

  7. Tracey's Gravatar Comment by Tracey on September 30th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Hello, I too, would like information on applying for employment at the new Volkswagen manufacturer slated to open in Chattanooga , Tn. , as I have recently moved to this area.

  8. Bill's Gravatar Comment by Bill on October 7th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Hello, please provide information on applying to the new Volkswagen plant opening in Chattanooga, Tn. I have been a line assoicate for Honda Manfacturing for the last 3 years. Relocating to your area is no problem.
    Thank You!

  9. Scott's Gravatar Comment by Scott on November 30th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Would like information for applying to the new Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga,Tn. Thanks

  10. Gregory Jefferson's Gravatar Comment by Gregory Jefferson on December 13th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Hi.I would love to submit my resume for employment at the Volkswagen plant in Tenn

  11. Eric Davis's Gravatar Comment by Eric Davis on January 11th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I live an hour & 1/2 from the area. Im interested in applying for a position at your facility in Chattanooga. Please send me information as to where I may apply for employment with Volkswagon and the available positions.

    Eric Davis, Sr.

  12. fernando lagunas's Gravatar Comment by fernando lagunas on August 1st, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Hello , i would like to submit my resume for employment at your tenneessee plant , i have expereince in assembly, and many other manufactoring positions.

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