published Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Volkswagen ramps up Passat production

Passats wait in line at the $1 billion Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.
Staff Photo by Angela Lewis/Chattanooga Times Free Press
Passats wait in line at the $1 billion Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. Staff Photo by Angela Lewis/Chattanooga Times Free Press
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Volkswagen officials said today that the increase in Passat production is ongoing, as the Chattanooga plant assembled a new high of 140 cars in one day, last Friday.

Frank Fischer, chief executive of Volkswagen’s Chattanooga operations, said the gearing up of production is “quite challenging.”

He said plans are to push production levels to 460 cars per day in the fourth quarter of 2011.

“There’s room for more,” he said.

See Thursday’s Times Free Press for the full story.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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YagamiLight said...

This is a good move by the Volkswagen. Many dealers want the new Passat on their inventories so a fast pace production is a must. But they should carefully install the parts on the car like the brakes, Catalytic Converters and other parts to ensure the quality of their cars.

September 22, 2011 at 1:42 a.m.
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