Volkswagen Werk Emden

Δεν αποτελεί πλέον είδηση, τα ρεκόρ πωλήσεων που παρουσιάζουν κάθε μήνα οι αυτοκινητοβιομηχανίες, αλλά το αντίθετο. Όπως ανακοίνωσε η Volkswagen, τον Ιανουάριο πούλησε σε όλο τον κόσμο 507.100 αυτοκίνητα, -2,8% σε σχέση με όσα είχε πουλήσει τον ίδιο μήνα έναν χρόνο πριν.

Στην Ευρώπη η Volkswagen πούλησε 124.900 αυτοκίνητα (-1,0%). Στην Δυτική Ευρώπη, εκτός Γερμανίας, οι πωλήσεις μειώθηκαν κατά 0,1% (66.100 μονάδες) ενώ και στη Γερμανία οι πωλήσεις σημείωσαν αύξηση της τάξεως του 3,4% (42.900). Στην Κεντρική και Ανατολική Ευρώπη οι πωλήσεις μειώθηκαν κατά 14,2% (15.900 μονάδες) όπως και στη Ρωσία κατά 28,3 % (8.600 μονάδες).

Στη περιοχή Ασίας-Ειρηνικού πουλήθηκαν 282.000 αυτοκίνητα (-1,2%) ενώ στη Κίνα οι πωλήσεις ανήλθαν σε 265.900 αυτοκίνητα (-0,7%). Στη Βόρειο Αμερική η VW πούλησε 41.800 αυτοκίνητα (+5,3%), στις Η.Π.Α 23.500 αυτοκίνητα και στη Νότιο Αμερική 45.200 αυτοκίνητα (-18,1%). Στη Βραζιλία πουλήθηκαν 34.200 νέα Volkswagen (-15,2%).

Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις, η Volkswagen έκλεισε δύο γραφεία στην Ινδία, σε Νέο Δελχί και Μπανγκαλόρ, ως μέρος του προγράμματος της για τη μείωση του κόστους, ενώ στη διάρκεια του δεύτερου γύρου των διαπραγματεύσεων για τη νέα συλλογική σύμβαση εργασίας της, πρότεινε στο συνδικάτο IG Metall την αύξηση κατά 2,2% σε όλους τους υπαλλήλους της (115.000 ανθρώπους) αλλά και την δέσμευση της για τη δημιουργία 1.400 θέσεων μαθητείας το 2015 και το 2016.

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Challenging start to year for Volkswagen Passenger Cars

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 507,100 (January 2014: 521,600) vehicles to customers worldwide in the first month of this year, 2.8 percent down on the same month of the prior year. “Deliveries by the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand show we are facing a challenging year. Volkswagen was not immune to the uncertainties in some regions that have continued into the current year”, Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, commented in Wolfsburg on Wednesday.

Developments in the global delivery situation in the first month of the year were mixed. The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand handed over 124,900 (126,100; -1.0 percent) vehicles to customers on the overall European market in January. Compared with the same month of the prior year, 66,100 (66,200; -0.1 percent) units were delivered in Western Europe (excluding Germany). The company handed over 42,900 (41,400; +3.4 percent) vehicles in Germany. 15,900 (18,500; -14.2 percent) customers took possession of a new Volkswagen in Central and Eastern Europe in January, of which 6,200 (8,600; -28.3 percent) units were delivered in Russia.

The brand delivered 282,000 (285,300; -1.2 percent) vehicles in the Asia-Pacific region in January, of which 265,900 (267,800; -0.7 percent) were handed over to customers in China (incl. Hong Kong). In contrast, deliveries in the North America region grew to 41,800 (39,700; +5.3 percent). Volkswagen handed over 23,500 vehicles to customers in the United States, matching the figure for January of last year. Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 45,200 (55,200; -18.1 percent) units in the South America region, of which 34,200 (40,300; -15.2 percent) were handed over to customers in Brazil.

Volkswagen makes offer: higher pay, apprenticeships, discussions on future of work

  • Pay may increase by 2.2 percent
  • Commitment to 1,400 apprenticeships per year
  • Chief negotiator Rosik: “We must not lose sight of a competitive cost structure.”

During the second round of negotiations on the company’s collective agreement held today, Volkswagen submitted a comprehensive offer to the IG Metall trade union. The offer consists of three main elements: basic pay is to rise by 2.2 percent; the Group will commit to creating 1,400 apprenticeships per year in 2015 and 2016; a constructive dialogue with IG Metall on the future of work will already start in the first half of the year.

The leader of the Volkswagen negotiating committee, Martin Rosik, Head of Human Resources of the Volkswagen Passenger Car brand, said in Hanover: “Our company is committed to good, secure jobs in Germany. Our commitment includes an open dialogue concerning the future of work. This will contribute to Volkswagen’s ‘Future Tracks‘ program.” Rosik added: “In making this offer, we have taken into consideration the increasingly difficult overall economic situation in many markets. Volkswagen cannot escape from these uncertainties. At the same time, Volkswagen employees must not be placed in a worse position than those of our competitors.” He explained that a basic pay offer based on the current negotiations for a regional pay agreement was therefore an appropriate approach. The pay increase offered under the collective agreement of Volkswagen could apply until the end of February 2016.

Rosik said that apprenticeships were also an element in safeguarding the future and competitiveness. “We offer many young people a perspective and will continue to do so.”

A date for the continuation of negotiations is still to be set. The collective agreement of Volkswagen AG applies to about 115,000 employees at the Wolfsburg, Brunswick, Hanover, Salzgitter, Emden and Kassel plants as well as Volkswagen Financial Services AG.