The Group Volkswagen continues, despite its problems with the Dieselgate, with its program of investments. The last announced affects to Spain and to Seat and is not more than the award to the Spanish company for the manufacture of a new gearbox. As reported by the Spanish firm, the conglomerate German has relied on the good work Seat Components to manufactured in exclusive the new gearbox MQ281.
This gearbox will be cut-off manual, you will have six relationships and is especially designed for mounting on the models that are developed on the modular platform MQB. As has been communicated by the Spanish firm manufacturing would begin in the year 2019 and its rate would be about 1 800 units daily. All in all, should be hovering around 450,000 units per year once production is normalized.
The first model of the Volkswagen Group that will employ this new change will be the Passat. After the berlin German will incorporate the other models in the group, but it is unknown which will be the following fortunate. According to Andreas Tostmann, vice-president of production at Seat “the award of this new change is an important recognition of the work and effort all the workers, who, in recent years, have shown their determination and have supported the continuous improvement of our processes on Seat Components”.
This investment reinforces the confidence that the German conglomerate has in Seat, in the factories, in Spain and the workers that are part of your template. We must not forget that already manufactures the Audi Q3 in the factory of Martorell and that the next generation of the A1 will also be done in our country. In addition to a trust, means a very positive impact for the economy of the area, as the Spanish firm gives work to many families in the region directly or indirectly.
Source – Seat
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