FRANKFURT Oct 17 Volkswagen wants
to improve the productivity of its factories by between five and
eight percent per year, German daily Handelsblatt said on
Monday, citing company sources.
Every third factory shift could then be eliminated and
expensive weekend shifts would no longer be needed, the paper
The German carmaker plans to tighten spending sharply as it
deals with fallout from its diesel emissions cheating scandal.
VW declined to comment.
VW's supervisory board is scheduled to meet on Nov. 18 to
approve new spending targets for the coming years.
(Reporting by Edward Taylor and Ilona Wissenbach; Editing by