VW's Diess wins labor backing for reform plans, paper saysFri, 17, Mar 2017
VW Group's powerful labor chief, Bernd Osterloh, said a dispute with VW brand boss Herbert Diess over how to implement reforms at the automaker's core brand has been laid to rest. "That's history," Osterloh told a German newspaper.
VW brand's cost-cutting likely to slow down on product offensiveMon, 13, Mar 2017
Volkswagen's core brand reduced its fixed costs in Germany for the first time in nearly a decade last year, but management doesn't expect the brand can maintain the same momentum as it launches its biggest product offensive to date.
VW brand chief Diess gets backing from Porsche-Piech clan, report saysFri, 24, Feb 2017
PSA's Tavares says Opel deal would find 'speedy' savingsThu, 23, Feb 2017
PSA's proposed acquisition of Opel would swiftly create savings and value for both companies, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said. PSA could attract new customers currently reluctant to buy French cars, while generating savings from shared technical underpinnings, he said.
VW will cut 30,000 jobs to revive core brandFri, 18, Nov 2016
VW Group will cut 30,000 jobs globally to help achieve $3.92 billion in annual savings by 2020. The automaker aims to turn around its core brand and help fund a shift to electric and self-driving cars following its emissions-cheating scandal.
VW works council denies it has agreed to cost-cutting dealWed, 19, Oct 2016
VW labor boss demands commitment to battery production, report saysTue, 18, Oct 2016
VW should commit to investing in the development and production of batteries for electric cars, the automaker's works council chief Bernd Osterloh said. VW is said to be mulling an $11 billion battery plant to rival Tesla's Gigafactory.
Audi to delay tech projects as it cuts costs, company insiders sayTue, 18, Oct 2016
Audi will delay technology projects to cut costs, sources at the company said, as it grapples with parent Volkswagen Group's emissions scandal and the need for big investments in electric cars and autonomous driving.
VW could cut 25,000 jobs over 10 years as workers retire, labor leader tells paperWed, 12, Oct 2016
VW's crippling supplier feud shows limits of cost-cutting pushWed, 24, Aug 2016
VW labor chief warns of tough talks over savings, strategyThu, 21, Jul 2016
Volkswagen Group's efficiency drive at its namesake brand is paying off, but talks over further savings and strategy changes will be tough, said Bernd Osterloh, the automaker's labor boss, who added that the talks, which are due to resume next week, will not be without "tensions."