Hanover factory for the Transporter
After a one-year period of construction, a new plant in Hanover-Stöcken starts producing the Transporter. The Supervisory Board agrees to this decentralisation of production on 24 January 1955, because higher demands require an increased capacity, which can no longer be met because of a limited pool of workers in the Wolfsburg area. By transferring production of the Transporter to Hanover, it is now possible to expand Beetle production in the plant at Wolfsburg and so keep up with increasing demand. In the autumn of 1957, construction of a new engine factory begins in Hanover, which starts production on 25 March 1959.