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The German carmaker Volkswagen will allegedly build its new small electric car in its factory in Bratislava. The company had initially intended to produce the car at its factory in Emden, Germany, but chose Bratislava instead because wage costs are lower in Slovakia than in Germany, German business paper Handelsblatt reported last week. The Slovak arm of the carmaker has treated the information as speculation and refused to comment on it.
“It’s known that the Bratislava plant of Volkswagen Slovakia is currently seeking the production of new products so that it secures jobs in the future,” said Lucia Kovarovi? Makayová, spokesperson of Volkswagen Slovakia as cited by the TASR newswire.
Fewer staffers in Bratislava
This year the Bratislava plant wants to reduce the number of its workers from 2018’s 14,800 by 3,000 to increase efficiency.
Source:Read full article here: Slovak Spectator