Volkswagen says it might use Ford manufacturing capacity in U.S.

Volkswagen says it might use Ford manufacturing capacity in U.S.

Volkswagen says it might use Ford manufacturing capacity in U.S.

Written by Reuters

05 Dec, 2018 | 3:53 pm

Reuters – Volkswagen’s chief executive said on Tuesday (December 4) after a meeting at the White House that the German automaker was building an alliance with Ford Motor Co and might use the U.S. automaker’s plants to build cars.

VW CEO Herbert Diess said the company was also “considering building a second car plant,” adding, “we are in quite advanced negotiations and dialogue with Ford Corporation to really build up a global automotive alliance, which also would strengthen the American automotive industry.”

Ford did not immediately comment Tuesday, but the automakers have said previously they are talking about potential collaborations across a number of areas.

VW has an assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Diess said VW planned to talk more about the Ford alliance in January.


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