Volkswagen’s German Plants Go Back to Full Production Capacity

As of July 1, 2020, Volkswagen’s German plants will end their short-time production. That means that production will be able to hit pre-pandemic levels if the market demands it.

The decision affects Volkswagen Passenger Car, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, and all Volkswagen Group Components brands in Germany. The specific plants returning to full-time production are Brunswick, Chemnitz, Emden, Hanover, Kassel, Osnabrück, Salzgitter, and Wolfsburg.

Volkswagen’s plants in Dresden and Zwickau already ended short-time production.

The company may not actually produce as many cars now as it did before the pandemic, though, according to Andreas Tostmann, Head of Production and Logistics.

“We are continuing to control production by the Volkswagen brand precisely in line with developments in markets and the demand of our customers,” said Tostmann in a statement.

The future continues to be murky, so VW aims to keep a trained eye on market demand so as not to overproduce.

Volkswagen says it is currently producing at 75% to 95% of its pre-pandemic capacity.