Volkswagen Chattanooga Begins Construction of Assembly Shop Extension

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Updated: 11/27/2013 11:44 pm
(WDEF) Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations, LLC (Volkswagen Chattanooga) announced Wednesday that it has begun construction activities on an extension of the assembly shop parts warehouse at its Tennessee factory.

The warehouse extension, scheduled to be operational by August 2014, will add 198,400 square feet to the existing 104,600 square feet. The total warehouse space in the plant will now be 303,000 square feet.

“By extending our warehousing capacity inside the plant, we are streamlining our logistics operations, making the production of the Passat even more efficient,” said Frank Fischer, CEO and Chairman of Volkswagen Chattanooga. “These kinds of continuous improvement processes are an indication of the maturation of this facility and a testament to the standard of excellence of our team.”

By extending the current warehouse building in the assembly shop, Volkswagen will eliminate the need for two current external staging warehouses. This project solely affects production of the Passat.

The expansion represents an investment of $17.7 million dollars and will add 14 dock doors for parts delivery with the option to expand that by an additional 20 loading docks in future.

The project’s construction partner is Gray Construction.

Volkswagen Chattanooga produces the Passat for North America, Canada, Mexico, South Korea and the Arabian Gulf Coast Countries.

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