Help Desk -
9958816305, 9810335381

Volkswagen Chattanooga Supplier Park Marks 10 Years of Success

Auto News - Published on Wed, 14 Oct 2020

Image Source: Volkswagen Chattanooga Supplier Park
Ten years ago last week, Volkswagen opened its 446,400-square-foot supplier park next door to the Chattanooga factory. With a USD 21 million investment, the site quickly became home to six suppliers supporting 500 jobs helping to assemble the Volkswagen Passat. Today, just as the Chattanooga factory has grown, so has the supplier park and the suppliers nearby. Seven suppliers now work in the supplier park, assembling everything from seats to axles to dashboards, while four more have built facilities right around the corner. All told, the supplier complex now employs about estimated 1,100 workers, and represents some USD 275 million in investments.

Supplier parks and nearby locations plays an essential role at modern automotive factories like the Chattanooga plant. Every mile of distance a supplier needs to haul their parts can add hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual costs. Just-in-time production systems like the one used at Volkswagen plants worldwide help keep on-hand inventories low, so that workers get the parts just as they need them. By being as physically close to the plant as possible, suppliers can work more efficiently themselves.

The supplier park itself currently includes ThyussenKrupp, TNM, Kasai, Grupo Antolin, DRX, Faurecia and Schnellecke Logistics. Nearby suppliers include Gestamp, Yanfeng, Plastic Ominum and Wingard.

Source :

Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 14 Oct 2020
Related News from Auto segment