Report: Porsche planning to add 3,000 jobs by 2018 image

Porsche CEO Matthias Muller has confirmed in an interview that the sports car maker wants to add 3,000 more employees in the next five years.

Muller has reaffirmed the ambitious expansion targets for the VW subsidiary. He told the “Westfalen-Blatt” that 3,000 more employees will be needed to support the company’s growth plans.

In the past three years, Porsche’s workforce rose from 12,000 to 17,000 employees. A company spokesman said that the planned staff development goes hand in hand with the sales goal of 200,000 vehicles in 2018. This is why the company is also investing in its core plant in Stuttgart, as well as in the development center in Leipzig.

Porsche’s “Strategy 2018″ necessitates workforce growth every year: the number of employees worldwide has increased by around 30 percent to more than 17,000 staff since 2011. Since Porsche is competing with other high-end manufacturers for highly-skilled workforce, the carmaker has set up a plan to improve competitiveness and attractiveness as an employer even further.

“Overall, higher flexibility and productivity will strengthen our competitiveness considerably,” Matthias Müller said in press release late last year.

As part of its plan, Porsche will improve the competitiveness of its sites, as well as the internal and external flexibility. The carmaker is also establishing modern, attractive and market-compatible framework and employment conditions.

Via | AutomobilWoche