Volkswagen Kaluga factory is laying off staff

Volkswagen Kaluga factory is laying off staff

PBK – Volkswagen has decided to reduce the number of shifts at its Kaluga plant to two. The company press office has announced suspension to production on Fridays, during the April-June period. In addition, the company will lay off staff. A minimum number of 150 workers will be laid off, according to current plans.

Volkswagen Kaluga plant had signed an industrial assembly regime agreement with the Russian government, one and a half year after its establishment in 2007. Volkswagen started test production at its engine factory, also established in Kaluga, in February. The factory is expected to commence operations during the second half of 2015.