Volkswagen Plant in Chattanooga Completes 50,000th Passat

Congratulations are due! Volkswagen Chattanooga completed its 50,000th car this month, a fully loaded white 2.5 liter, 170 horsepower Passat SE. This milestone was achieved less than a year after the plant’s official opening on May 24, 2011.

“An incredible amount of care goes into each vehicle we produce in Chattanooga,” said Frank Fischer, CEO and Chair of Volkswagen Chattanooga. “Producing 50,000 cars at this level of quality is a huge accomplishment for our team.”

The 50,000 cars manufactured include pre-series cars, technical training cars, dealer experience cars, export cars to Mexico and Canada and customer cars for the US.

The Chattanooga, TN, plant employs around 2,500 people, 2000 directly by Volkswagen and 500 by Aerotek, a staffing partner. Volkswagen recently announced the hiring of another 200 full-time workers.

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