Volkswagen AG opens the "Gläserne Manufaktur" (transparent factory) in Dresden. The factory is unique, being made of glass and metal and almost completely transparent. Volkswagen invested around 365 million DM in the factory. The "Transparent Factory" also sets new standards as a service centre in which the production procedure is presented as an attraction. Through individual service, customers are given the opportunity to observe the production of their vehicle at close range. In this way, the emotional bonds between customer and brand are strengthened. The Phaeton is assembled at this factory.
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