Karmann produces final vehicle

Karmann produces final vehicle

Troubled coachbuilder and specialty car manufacturer Karmann might have closed its doors for the final time. The firm’s last vehicle — a Mercedes-Benz CLK came off the lines on Monday as the once famous company has been shuttered because of insolvency.

Best known for its Volkswagen-based Karmann Ghia coupe and convertible, Karmann has actually produced over 3.3 million automobiles for various automakers — mostly convertibles. In recent years, it’s been responsible for assembling cars including the Spyker C8, Audi A4 Cabriolet, Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible, and the Pontiac G6 Convertible.

According to a German newspaper Karmann actually went bust just last week, though there is a chance it could shift to parts production if officials are able to successfully reorganise the firm and stay afloat. Unfortunately, disputes between the company’s management and its workers union is preventing any sort of real restructuring at the moment.

The company’s 2,240 workers have all apparently been given notice, and their benefits plans look in serious doubt.

Troubled coachbuilder and specialty car manufacturer Karmann might have closed its doors for the final time. The firm’s last vehicle — a Mercedes-Benz CLK came off the lines on Monday as the once famous company has been shuttered because of insolvency.

Best known for its Volkswagen-based Karmann Ghia coupe and convertible, Karmann has actually produced over 3.3 million automobiles for various automakers — mostly convertibles. In recent years, it’s been responsible for assembling cars including the Spyker C8, Audi A4 Cabriolet, Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible, and the Pontiac G6 Convertible.

According to a German newspaper Karmann actually went bust just last week, though there is a chance it could shift to parts production if officials are able to successfully reorganise the firm and stay afloat. Unfortunately, disputes between the company’s management and its workers union is preventing any sort of real restructuring at the moment.

The company’s 2,240 workers have all apparently been given notice, and their benefits plans look in serious doubt.

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