Volkswagen opens EUR 2.8mn railway distribution centre in Slovakia.

By bne IntelliNews February 20, 2012
German automaker Volkswagen launched last week an expanded railway distribution centre in its plant in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, eTrend reported. The company has invested EUR 2.8mn to boost the capacity of the old facility, as it prefers the railway transportation of cars due to the lower costs and the possibility to transport a large amount of cars at once. The company built four new rail tracks to add to the three existing tracks and made adjustments at the loading platforms. "Now we will send up to 70% of the cars produced by train," said the chairman of Volkswagen Slovakia Albrecht Reimold. Volkswagens Bratislava plant exports nearly all of its production, with some 36% going to Germany and nearly 19% to China. The company, which is one of the countrys biggest investors and exporters, plans to produce 400,000 cars this year.

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