The Passat plant.
50 years of Emden 50 years of Emden The Volkswagen plant in Emden has been in existence since 1964. At the beginning, employees there produced the Beetle and then later the T2, Golf I and the Santana, among others. Volkswagen has been building the Passat in Emden since 1977.
Emden is the fourth biggest Volkswagen plant in Germany after Wolfsburg, Kassel, and Hanover. In 2013, its 9,200 employees produced 208,800 vehicles on an area of 4.1 million square metres. And since the plant was founded 50 years ago, it has made a total of 10.7 million vehicles.
Think Blue.Factory. The “Think Blue.Factory.” programme is also being implemented in Emden. The goal is to reduce environmental impacts by 25 percent by 2018 (compared with 2010, measured by each produced vehicle and component part). This goal is also supported on the plant premises by the energy forest, among others. Its biomass is used as a CO₂-neutral fuel to generate heat.