German Audi will part with thousands of employees

The German car manufacturer, which in recent years has been the pressure of dieselskandalen, will strengthen the production of electric cars. The German car m

German Audi will part with thousands of employees

The German car manufacturer, which in recent years has been the pressure of dieselskandalen, will strengthen the production of electric cars.

The German car manufacturer Audi will forward to 2025 part with up to 9500 employees in Germany.

It is almost every tenth employee in the automotive group.

There must be in the same period of time hired 2000 new employees to promote the production of electric vehicles and digital solutions.

Audi will not lay off employees, writes the company in a communication.

instead, the cuts in employees through "employee turnover and a new, attractive scheme of early retirement", says Audi.

It is a solution, which is concluded between the bilvirksomhedens management and the staff unions.

Audi has an employment guarantee to its employees, which according to the company will be extended by four years from 2025 to 2029.

There has long been negotiated between the parties to ensure the company's continued operation.

Audi has sales been in a bølgedal, ago dieselskandalen was revealed for the first time in the UNITED states in 2015.

This has meant that Audi has been overtaken by its closest German competitors, Daimler and BMW.

With the restructuring announced Tuesday, expect Audi to be able to save six billion euros (45 billion dollars).

- In the stormy times we are making Audi more agile and more effective, says the director, Bram Schot.

- It will increase the productivity and to sustainably strengthen our German factories ' competitiveness, he says.

In 2018 had Audi worldwide around of 92,000 employees.

/ritzau/dpa

Updated Date: 26 November 2019, 15:00

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