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German carmakers, including Volkswagen's Audi
"The pace of improvement is better abroad. In Germany, despite all the successes we've achieved, we have to do better," Tostmann told trade journal Automobilwoche.
Tostmann wants to implement the savings in the production of VW branded cars through a bundle of measures on top of automation, including a leaner logistics operation.
"The result is that we need 15% less space, 60% fewer logistics vehicles and are able to move 20% more product," said Tostmann, according to extracts from his Automobilwoche interview.
VW's luxury Audi division last month said that it would cut up to 9,500 jobs, equating to 10.6% of total staff, by 2025 in a move to free up billions of euros to fund the shift toward electric vehicle production.
(Reporting by Douglas Busvine; Editing by David Goodman)