EINDHOVEN – VDL CEO Wim van der Leegte thinks that the number of jobs at the Nedcar car manufacturing plant could be doubled over the next two years. He stated is on Sunday evening during a program on TV on channel TROS when they aired a segment on Van der Leegte.
The car manufacturer currently employs 1500 people. He expects this to grow to between 3000 and 4000 over the next two years. This is what Wim van der Leegte said to the show host Ivo Niehe on Sunday evening.VDL bought the factory from Mitsubishi including its personnel in October last year. 300 Nedcar employees are currently refurbishing the plant so that it can manufacture BMW mini’s next year. The 1200 remaining employees will receive social security benefits and VDL will top this up to 100% of their salary.300 will start work at VDL factories in Germany (Leipzig) and Engeland (Oxford), a part will remain on the books of the new owner VDL, and a part will be drafted elsewhere or mediated to other jobs. Source: Omroep Brabant