The German News Digest reports that a new study says that Volkswagen has to close down its Brussels plant in order to cut overcapacity. The study is authored by Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer of the B&D automotive trend scout organisation in Leverkusen, published on September 5, 2005.
According to Dudenhoeffer, VW’s overcapacities amount to one million vehicles a year, and the closure of the Brussels plant of the group will substantially improve the situation.

Other measures earmarked by Dudenhoeffer include cutting labour costs at VW’s plants in western Germany, so that manufacturing the new Golf sports utility vehicle (SUV) Marrakesch in Wolfsburg is possible.

GERMANY: Volkswagen to bite the bullet and cut its German workforce