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The Construction of a Mk1 Rabbit / Golf

40 cars full of thin, sheet metal, train waits near Lehrte, for the passenger train to pass.

On the mounted between the docks, the hand moves to the next In exactly 38 minutes, the train reach it’s destination: the plant in Wolfsburg, a large factory in Lower Saxony. An which is primarily agricultural.

55443 is part of the daily in Wolfsburg; It transports nearly part you can think of to the Volkswagenwerk including subcontracted parts.

In the morning hours, the railways are by parts being transported, than people commuting.

and assemblies from other are brought through the entrance, the Mittellandkanal.  For example, engines Salzgitter, transmissions from and axles and steering racks Braunschweig.

When the train in Lehrte a weight of 38 tons, it receives to leave, and travel the 560km Schwieberdingen to Stuttgart.

The 3-axled are filled, nearly to the roof lights, alternators and other parts. The 200 trucks that to Wolfsburg every day, just come from the Republic of Germany, but also other European countries. all meet in the early morning at the of the Volkswagen plant.

One semi-trailer radiators made in France via the — Frankfurt highway. arrive from England by via Dover-Calais ferry. A load of cables produced at a Yugoslavian also arrive in Wolfsburg two days of transport by truck.

Train 218 enters the station at the the cars are delivered, and the train continues on his daily route.

After a thorough inspection of the a trackmobile (railcar mover) to the factory begins transporting loads of sheet metal to the

Once delivered, several move the rolls of sheet weighing 25 to 30 tons. The rolls are outside, where specially cars are used to transport The crane operators and dock work in teams, trained to up to 2000 tons of iron per That’s enough steel to run a wide, millimeter thick from Wolfsburg to Berlin.

is enough raw material to build than 5,000 Golf


The morning shift at the shop begins.

The first of steel is being cut. of the huge rolls contains up to meters of thin sheet with a uniform matte finish. A thickness of 0.75 to millimeters is required.

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The unrolling is done extremely A setting device with a wheel cuts about 500 of steel per day, the amount by 10 cars, in other words, 80 Km of metal.

To do this, the shear move at the same speed as the hence its name. The press in Wolfsburg has more machines for metal processing under one than anywhere else in the

Many of these machines are than the four-story buildings, foundations almost as deep. represent, in total, with and sheet metal stamping included, a value of 1.2 billion DM. Army of nearly 1,000 also supplies parts for AutoGroup and other plants in (and abroad, as well)

The press shop in Wolfsburg more than 4000 pieces of sheet metal. The of which, are produced in short

The variety of models being requires many different Building a stamping press for of these parts would not be effective, and would increase car So, throughout each shift, parts are manufactured in bursts on the These bursts are done in a order, though the number of produced in a burst is determined time.

On average, each can be tooled to produce five panels, though there are able to produce more. The produce parts at a faster than the sheet metal line can keep up with. excess parts are put into a until they’re needed.

It be noted that 290,000 meters of shop is nearly the of of 44 football fields. However, massive Production Burst could quickly be disrupted if, for any demand for a part accelerated.

Hypothetically this problem occur, if all at once, customers buying four door rather than two-door However, precautions have taken to avoid this If demand for a specific part suddenly, the production would be as the technicians have designed a for regulating the manufacturing using information called PRESS.

receives information regarding the of parts that will be 4 weeks in advance. The service is on the division’s distribution, and the number of requested by dealerships, classified by the and model. With PRESS to the Central Command STZ, it is to monitor the quantities of material in the capacity of machinery and pending and also to develop them programs Commitment of manufacturing and machinery.

PRESS also alerts a of preventive maintenance technicians of any issues, via radio. Thanks to technology,the possibility of a stop in is virtually eliminated.

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