Ten years ago the announcement of the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga
On July 15th, ten years ago, the local authorities and top managers of the German Group officially announced the start of the project for the new Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, thanks to an initial investment of about 1 billion dollars with a workforce of around 2,000 employees.
Now the investments in the factory have grown to 2.3 billion dollars and the workforce has risen to 3,500 people. Production operations in Chattanooga took place in April 2011 and since then the plant has assembled over 800 thousand units.
The plant currently builds the Passat for North America and the large seven-seater Atlas SUV, awaiting the debut of the five-seat variant of the same SUV.