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Saxony's Economics Minister Dulig: Transparent Factory Dresden retains orders

The Volkswagen logo is seen in front of the Transparent VW Factory. / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa
The Volkswagen logo is seen in front of the Transparent VW Factory. / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Saxony's Economics Minister Dulig confirms that the Transparent Factory in Dresden will continue to produce the ID.3 and that there has been no change in the Board's orders.

Saxony's Economics Minister Martin Dulig (SPD) continues to count on the Transparent Factory in Dresden. "Volkswagen in Dresden confirmed to me by telephone today that there is no change at all to the board's order to change the business areas in Dresden," he told the Deutsche Presse-Agentur on Monday. They should continue to produce and deliver the ID.3 and make their contributions to innovation and technology, and also do functional testing of future products. "For the time being, nothing has changed in this order situation of the board vis-à-vis the Transparent Factory."

That adjustments would have to be made in economically strained times "has nothing to do with the location yet," Dulig said. "The jobs are safe." He warned against "contributing to making things worse with alarmism in these agitated times." The goal, he said, was to "strengthen the location in Saxony, including the location in Dresden, because we want to remain an electromobility state."

The business magazine "Automobilwoche" had reported, citing company sources, that VW was planning to discontinue vehicle production in Dresden. The location is to remain, the approximately 300 employees other tasks. A VW spokesman said on request that a detailed package of measures for the implementation of a performance program in the passenger car sector is currently being worked out with an open mind. The location-independent agreement for the employment security up to 2029 had unchanged existence.

The Transparent Factory was taken 2002 in enterprise. Initially, Phaetons were built there, followed later by Bentleys, the electric Golf and, since 2021, the ID.3. Last week, it had become known that VW was cutting jobs in Zwickau because of weakening e-car demand. 269 temporary contracts that will soon expire after one year will not be extended.

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