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VW factories to raise efficiency by up to 8 percent - Handelsblatt
October 17, 2016 / 9:02 AM / a year ago

VW factories to raise efficiency by up to 8 percent - Handelsblatt

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen wants to improve the productivity of its factories by between five and eight percent per year, German daily Handelsblatt said on Monday, citing company sources.

A VW sign is seen outside a Volkswagen dealership in London, Britain, November 5, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/File photo

Every third factory shift could then be eliminated and expensive weekend shifts would no longer be needed, the paper said.

The German carmaker plans to tighten spending sharply as it deals with fallout from its diesel emissions cheating scandal. VW declined to comment.

VW’s supervisory board is scheduled to meet on Nov. 18 to approve new spending targets for the coming years.

Reporting by Edward Taylor and Ilona Wissenbach; Editing by Adrian Croft

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