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10 The Portugal News • 23 May 2020                              Business


      Portugal aims to produce more Volkswagens



      than Germany                                         Autoeuropa’s director general, Miguel Sanches, is looking to the Portuguese

                                                           Palmela plant to produce more Volkswagen vehicles than Germany.
                                                                                              next to the factories of greater  Here is the example of
                                                                                              volume”, stressed Miguel     collaboration between Germany
                                                                                              Sanches.                     and Portugal. European level
                                                                                              The director general of      must be an example of the
                                                                                              Autoeuropa also mentioned that  collaboration of all who form the
                                                                                              70 percent of Autoeuropa’s   European Union”, he added.
                                                                                  If they start
                                                                                  If they start
                                                                                 If they start
                                                                                 If they start
                                                                                 If they start  production is destined for the  Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
                                                                                 to be
                                                                                 to be
                                                                                to be         markets of Germany, Italy,   reiterated the message that, in
                                                                                to be
                                                                                to be
                                                                                produced in
                                                                                produced in   Spain, the United Kingdom and  the current context of the Covid-
                                                                                produced in
                                                                                 produced in
                                                                                 produced in
                                                                                 Portugal, “it
                                                                                 Portugal, “it
                                                                                Portugal, “it
                                                                                Portugal, “it  France.                     19 pandemic, the European
                                                                                Portugal, “it
                                                                                is true that
                                                                                is true that
                                                                                is true that
                                                                                 is true that
                                                                                 is true that
                                                                                 the distance
                                                                                the distance
                                                                                 the distance
                                                                                the distance  During a visit to the plant  Union must respond with
                                                                                the distance
                                                                                to Germany is  Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa     solidarity and affirming the
                                                                                 to Germany is
                                                                                 to Germany is
                                                                                to Germany is
                                                                                to Germany is
                                                                                 a little
                                                                                 a little
                                                                                a little
                                                                                a little      expressed “gratitude to      values that were at the basis of
                                                                                a little
                                                                                greater”, but  Autoeuropa, its competence, its  the European project.
                                                                                greater”, but
                                                                                 greater”, but
                                                                                greater”, but
                                                                                 greater”, but
                                                                                “with an
                                                                                “with an
                                                                                “with an      excellence, its quality, its  After a six-week break,
                                                                                 “with an
                                                                                 “with an
                                                                                 advantage:
                                                                                 advantage:
                                                                                advantage:
                                                                                advantage:
                                                                                advantage:    capacity to adapt to the time we  Autoeuropa workers returned at
                                                                                 the borders
                                                                                 the borders
                                                                                the borders   live in, to what it has created in  the end of April to find out about
                                                                                the borders
                                                                                the borders
                                                                                are never
                                                                                are never
                                                                                are never     the social environment and what  the new health and safety
                                                                                 are never
                                                                                 are never
                                                                                 closed, nor
                                                                                closed, nor   it’s doing for the country”.  procedures to be adopted at this
                                                                                closed, nor
                                                                                closed, nor
                                                                                 closed, nor
                                                                                 are they
                                                                                 are they
                                                                                are they
                                                                                are they
                                                                                are they
                                                                                subject to    The head of state extended this  stage and car production has
                                                                                subject to
                                                                                subject to
                                                                                 subject to
                                                                                 subject to
                                                                                incidents”,
                                                                                incidents”,
                                                                                incidents”,   thanks to all those in industry,  resumed.
                                                                                 incidents”,
                                                                                 incidents”,
                                                                                 pointed out
                                                                                 pointed out
                                                                                pointed out
                                                                                pointed out
                                                                                pointed out   agriculture, commerce and    On 11 May, an official source
                                                                                the head of   services “who are working to  from Autoeuropa confirmed to
                                                                                the head of
                                                                                 the head of
                                                                                 the head of
                                                                                the head of
                                                                                 the
                                                                                 the
                                                                                the
                                                                                the
                                                                                the           overcome difficult times and  Lusa that a worker from
                                                                                 Government.
                                                                                Government.
                                                                                Government.
                                                                                Government.   build a better Portugal” and to all  Volkswagen Group Services, a
                                                                                 Government.
                                                                                              those who at this time “are  Volkswagen group company
           We have to create the    the production chains in Europe  Portugal, “it is true that the  working across the country,  that provides services at the
           conditions for more      and the location of the engine  distance to Germany is a little  without fear, without anguish,  Palmela plant, “tested positive
           Volkswagen vehicles to be  factories, on which the Palmela  greater”, but “with an advantage:  without anxiety”.  for Covid-19”.
      “made in Portugal than in     plant depends.               the borders are never closed,  “Autoeuropa is an example,  However, “the contagion chain
      Germany, it is the challenge we  The prime minister argued that  nor are they subject to  there are many, many examples  did not occur at the factory and
      have”, said Miguel Sanches.   “the distance is exactly the  incidents”, pointed out the head  throughout the country. We hope  according to the technical
      Previously, António Costa spoke  same” if the engines come from  of the Government.     that the example of Autoeuropa  guidelines of the General
      with the director general of  Poland to Portugal.          “We need volume, because the  will be an example that can be  Directorate of Health, the patient
      Volkswagen Autoeuropa about   If they start to be produced in  engine factories are installed  used across Europe as well.  is considered to be of low risk”,
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