VW-aims-to-increase-efficiency-by-up-to-8-percentVolkswagen wants to boost its factories productivity levels by between 5 and 8 percent, German daily newspaper Handelsblatt has reported, citing sources from within the German carmaker.

If this increase could be met by the manufacturer, it would allow them to cut every third factory shift and lose expensive weekend shifts altogether.

VW is focusing strongly on cost cutting at the moment as it seeks to deal with fallout from the diesel emissions cheating scandal which has seen the company hit by fines totalling tens of billions of pounds.

The supervisory board of the company is due to meet towards the end of November, and will approve revised spending targets for the coming years.

VW has yet to make an official statement regarding the efficiency push.

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