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World car supplier ZF wants to move away from Ahr Flood area

18:20  27 october  2021
18:20  27 october  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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The car supplier ZF wants to pull away from fear of future flood from the Ahr flood area - but the procedure encounters criticism.

Das Logo der ZF Friedrichshafen AG ist auf einem Elektromotor des Automobilzulieferers zu sehen. © Felix Kästle / DPA The logo of ZF Friedrichshafen AG can be seen on an electric motor of the automotive supplier.

For the approximately 280 employees in the flood-damaged plant in the Rhineland-Palatinate Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, a new location is searched within 50 kilometers in order to keep the jobs in the region, shared ZF spokesman Florian exchange on Wednesday. When there is a move and if it may also be an extension of the existing ZF site Koblenz in question, even unclear. Previously, other media had reported about it.

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"In our factory in Ahrweiler close to the Ahr, the water stood two to three meters in July. A few caravans were washed pure and destroyed machines, "Tausch said. The flood line of a new risk card of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate runs in the middle of the work. Show that here could penetrate flood again.

The partly with its own homes from the extreme crossfoot on the 14th and 15th of July affected employees in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, according to the ZF spokesman, committed themselves excellently to boost a "replacement production". Short-time work did not exist.

The IG Metal criticized: "A compensation location within 50 kilometers such as the company's own location in Koblenz is no solution. But rather another stress in the chain of fate for most employees at the location. » A new work must be built in the immediate vicinity of the current location. The municipal policy offered surfaces - these proposals would have to be followed by the highest priority and jointly with works councils and employees.

ZF is one of the largest car suppliers of the Republic and, according to their own data with more than 150,000 employees, represented at around 270 locations in 42 countries, with sales 2020 from 32.6 billion euros.

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