The Dieselgate has fulfilled makes little a year but its consequences can last much more time in the bosom of the Group Volkswagen. To avoid greater evils the German group announced a restructuring programme capable of, on the one hand, to provide a substantial cost savings and on the other to transform its activities in order to prepare the Group’s different brands for their future in which the main actors will be connected, electric car and autonomous driving.
The Dieselgate has forced the brand to fueling some 18 billion euros, however still is puzzling the total cost is going to be. By this the Group Volkswagen has decided change deeply its structure internal and for this will begin to reduce even more, if fit, its costs of operation. In addition, taking advantage of the situation they will begin to invest more in new technologies and mobility.
Another of those aspects in which also goes to work the Group Volkswagen is in increase it gain that obtained by each vehicle sold and that now is located between them more low of it industry of the automobile. To achieve these purposes the Group has announced in a wheel of press the set of measures that van to adopt so is met.
The main problem posed by this internal restructuring focuses at the jobs of the group. Volkswagen will eliminate 23,000 jobs from a total of 30,000 spread throughout Europe in Germany (by now in Spain there will be staff cuts). These cuts will affect factories that still not have adapted their production lines to the new MQB platform while at the same time create 9,000 jobs further to carry out the plans of the group.
Group has announced that the personnel cuts will be carried out through early retirement and other measures of labor flexibility. These casualties may occur until the year 2025 gradually and without affecting the rest of the group workers. With these measures the Volkswagen Group expects the profitability of factories in Germany to increase by 25 percent, contributing to a 4 percent increase in operating margins of the Consortium.
With all these measures the Volkswagen Group expect to invest three billion euros in the car electric, connected and autonomous driving.
Source – Grupo Volkswagen