Volkswagen Crafter successor to be built in Poland
By Kyle Lindsay
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 14:30
DECIDED: VW already have Poznan plant
Volkswagen’s successor to the Crafter will be built in Poland from 2016, it has been revealed.
A new dedicated plant is being constructed in Wrzesnia, creating more than 2,300 new jobs and covering 220hectares, with work set to begin later this year.
It will consist of a body shop, paint shop and final assembly and production should begin in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Dr Leif Ostling, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, said: “With the decision to build the new Crafter in Poland we are setting a new strategic course for our light commercial vehicles.
“The Crafter is the ideal candidate for all growth markets in the world and will further advance Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.”
Dr Leif Ostling, Volkswagen
“The Crafter is the ideal candidate for all growth markets in the world and will further advance Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles along its path as a globally operating manufacturer.
“The new plant in Wrzesnia will become the second site in Poland for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles after Poznan, where the urban delivery vehicle, the Caddy, has been rolling off the assembly line for more than a decade.”