Fisker is acquiring the Wilmington Assembly

Posted on Tuesday, 27 October 2009 , 16:10:43 byEmil

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Fisker is acquiring the Wilmington Assembly

There are some rumors about the upcoming production factory for the Karma PHEV of Fisker being located on some ex GM plant in Delaware, Wilmington; they turned out true, having official confirmation from Fisker and Joe Biden - American Vice President.

Henrik Fisker, the CEO of Fisker affirmed when he announced this acquisition 'This is a major step toward establishing America as a leader of advanced vehicle technology. Wilmington is perfect for high quality, low volume production and will soon be the proud builder of world-class, fuel-efficient Fisker plug-in hybrids'.

Jack Markell - Governor (D-Delaware) continued 'With our close-knit business, government, and educational communities and our potential to respond rapidly to new opportunities, today's announcement is a testament to what works best in Delaware. Fisker is a perfect partner in shaping Delaware's economic future, and we are thrilled that the vehicle that can reshape the automobile industry will be built here in Delaware, by Delaware workers'.

The production at this plant starts in 2012, having officials that expects some 2,000 jobs at the plant and over 3,000 supplier and vendor jobs to be made in the area.
Fisker will acquire Wilmington for just 18 million Dollars and just after it gives a good try for 4 months. The factory will burn up an extra 175 million Dollars on retooling and refurbishing it.

The local unions, as expected, have been very happy welcoming Fisker.

Gary Casteel, director of the UAW factory concluded 'It gives me great pride to give UAW Local 435 workers the opportunity to partner with Fisker Automotive to create a greener America by building a plug-in hybrid car that will compete globally'.