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German automaker Volkswagen (VW) is planning to increase its headcount in India by adding 1,500 employees at its Chakan plant in the state of Maharashtra. The automaker aims to operate its plant at full capacity by 2012. VW assembles cars from its three brands – Skoda, Audi and Volkswagen – at two facilities in Aurangabad and Chakan.

Volkswagen has two facilities in India at Aurangabad and Chakan, which assembles cars of its three brands — Skoda, Audi and Volkswagen.

“We opened our Chakan facility this year and it is producing Skoda Fabia now, but in small numbers. When we will launch the small car Polo next year, the numbers will increase,” Volkswagen Group India President and Managing Director Joerg Mueller told media.

The company is now undertaking pre-production testing of Polo at the Rs 3,800-crore Chakan plant, which has an annual capacity of 1.10 lakh units.

“Currently we have about 1,000 people employed with the group. We will require a strength of 2,500 employees once the plant will start production at full capacity in the next 2-3 years,” Mueller said.