Volkswagen Opens 20th Facility in China

Craig Cole
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volkswagen opens 20th facility in china

Volkswagen just opened a new manufacturing plant in Southern China.

This is the Volkswagen Group’s 119th facility and its 20th in the country, which is their largest and most important market in the world.

This facility has the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles per year. VW and Skoda models will be assembled at the plant, which is located about 560 miles west of Shanghai.

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This factory will directly create about 4,000 jobs plus more than that at the adjoining supplier park. Volkswagen Opens 20th Facility in China

The VW Group’s latest facility should be fairly green as well. Water and energy consumption will be reduced by about 20 percent thanks to the collection of rain and the use of using solar power. Overall the plant should be carbon neutral.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on May 27, 2015

    4000 jobs is like a drop in the bucket in that country. Their military alone is larger than our entire population.