VW tries to find volunteers among its workers in Wolfsburg to help the automaker manufacture the Golf hatchback during the three-week holiday in July, to keep up with increased demand.
Additional production shift might help the sluggish auto industry in Europe, as export-heavy luxury brands such as, Mercedes and BMW, plan to continue production throughout the summer.
“Due to the high demand for the Golf, Volkswagen is examining whether to continue manufacturing in parts of the Wolfsburg plant during the summer holidays,” a VW spokesman said today.
Today, June 25th, German daily Braunschweiger Zeitung posted an article according to which it plans to find enough workers to add one or two shifts, to manufacture up to 300 units per shift. But as the majority of workers have already made plans for the summer holiday, the interest was not the expected one.
Daimler already announced it will hire 4,500 hourly employees as it will keep its plants running during the traditional summer break. At the beginning of this month Daimler announced it will skip the traditional summer break, as models such as the revamped Mercedes-Benz E-Class, will keep the assembly lines busy, even if the auto industry heads towards a 20-year low.