VW transfers Frank Fischer to its Emden site in Germany, replaces him with Christian Koch

Article by Christian A., on March 28, 2014

The managing director of Volkswagen AG’s Chattanooga site, Frank Fischer, has been transferred to lead the carmaker’s Emden assembly facility in Germany. The Emden site builds the European version of the Passat, a Passat-based wagon and the CC four-door coupe. Taking over Fischer’s post in Chattanooga is Christian Koch, which is managing director at Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH, which builds the European-spec Passat, the Golf and the bodies for the Volkswagen Phaeton and the Bentley Continental.

Endem’s former manager, Jens Herrmann, was tasked to lead vehicle production at Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg site in Germany. Fischer used to led VW’s Braunschweig parts plant in Germany from 2005 to 2008. When he became manager of VW Chattanooga, he oversaw building of the assembly plant, which he nicknamed as “plant of short distances” due to the layout that places the body shop, paint shop, assembly shop and management office closer to each other.

The plant started output on time in 2011 and its first product, a version of the for-US Passat, was rolled out in September. Fischer’s impending transfer to Emden in April comes at a time when the Chattanooga plant is the focus of the UAW’s bid to expand its influence in vehicle sites in southern US. Fischer and as well as top VW managers in the US have been pressing to expand the Chattanooga site to produce a three-row SUV that will be available to the US public in 2016.

Topics: vw

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

The Porsche Panamera sporty sedan offers a dynamic drive and comfortable ride, with the capability to accommodate up to four occupants. While the Porsche Panamera is a healthy proposition for...
by - September 26, 2017
A lot of people have been wondering what is that on the Genesis G70’s grille. One really would not notice such a thing from afar, but if you get up...
by - September 26, 2017
Everybody’s favourite long roof from Porsche has now been given the hybrid treatment and is now dubbed the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. It had recently been given...
by - September 26, 2017
A lot of gearheads we know enjoy tweaking their cars to make them look and perform like the dream car they cannot afford. There is nothing wrong with that though....
by - September 25, 2017
Potential customers in Hamburg, Germany who want to a good look at one of Bugatti’s prized offerings could now do so at the French super sports car brand’s latest showroom...
by - September 25, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries