Volkswagen to make new generation engines in Poland
May 2, 2014
Volkswagen Motor Polska started the production of third generation diesel engines at its plant in Polkowice, south-western Poland, on Tuesday.
Thanks to the new line, the plant may produce up to 700,000 1.6 and 2.0 diesel engines. The new engines are not only more compact, but also use less fuel, produce lower emissions, weigh 10 kilos less and cost EUR 10 less.
Deputy PM and Economy Minister Janusz Piechocinski said the investment is proof that Polish-German cooperation may develop. "Volkswagen by investing in the building of the new generation engine in Poland also invests in Poles, secures new jobs and economic development in many years to come."
Christian Bleiel, Managing Director-Volkswagen Motor Polska, said that the cost of the new production hall and production lines reached almost PLN 700 million. PLN 70 million came from EU funds. Employment grew by 150 people.