Conversion at the Volkswagen commercial vehicle plant in Hannover, Germany

As part of the drive for electromobility, the fully electric version of the VW Transporter, the ID.BUZZ, is also to be produced at the VW plant in Hannover.

The ID.BUZZ requires a different kind of “wedding”, unlike the common VW Transporter, so that an additional assembly line must be set up. AFT Schopfheim convinced the customer in the offer phase with sophisticated technical solutions and received the order to adapt the existing electric monorail system in the final assembly to the new requirements. AFT adjusts the new conveying flow accordingly and delivers additional heavy-duty vehicles with hangers. In order to achieve the highest possible degree of ergonomics when working on the vehicles, the hangers are also equipped with lifting devices. The special feature of this conversion is the automatically changeable body mounts, so that both vehicle types, the T7 and the ID.BUZZ, can be produced on the same system.

“After the huge project for VW in Zwickau, we are very happy to support VW’s electromobility initiative in the commercial vehicle plant in Hannover,” says Heiko Hofmann, CEO of the AFT-Group. “We very much appreciate the great trust that VW has in our company.”