WG 4 – Securing Germany as a place for mobility, production, battery cell production, primary materials and recycling, training and qualification

The mobility sector, with 10 to 11% of all employment in transport-related sectors, is one of the sectors with the great impact on employment. Digitalisation is leading to a profound structural change in this sector: transport modes such as road, rail, water and air are affected, as are the manufacturing industry and mobility services.

The Working Group 4 “Securing Germany as a place for mobility, production, battery cell production, primary materials and recycling, training and qualification” therefore focuses on sustainably securing Germany as a mobility and production location.

Structure and operation

The WG 4 “Securing Germany as a place for mobility, production, battery cell production, primary materials and recycling, training and qualification” is organised as a social partnership and looks at the effects and requirements of structural change for existing value creation networks. The aim is to formulate concrete recommendations for action for the public sector, the private sector and civil society, especially within the following focus areas:

  • Strategic development of human resources as a framing for analysing and managing employment effects in the production of mobility vehicles/providers, mobility products as well as in providing mobility services. This includes training and (re-) qualification of required skilled workers.
  • Potential and risks for existing and newly emerging value creation networks, with a focus on new technologies such as the “battery ecosystem”. This includes the aspects of raw materials, cell production, assembly and recycling and the topic of semiconductors.

Zeitplan

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Head of Working Group

Jörg Hofmann

IG Metall
Head of the WG 4

Dr. Ariane Reinhart

Continental AG
Deputy Head of the WG 4

Kai Bliesener

IG Metall
Coordinator of the WG 4

Members

Dr. Maik Böres

BMW Group

Claas Bracklo

Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V. (VDA)

Dr. Martin Brudermüller

BASF SE

Dr. Rolf Bulander

ehem. Robert Bosch GmbH

Till Bullmann

Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammertag (DIHK)
e. V.

Frank Deiß

Daimler AG

Dr. Maximilian Eichhorn

Siemens Mobility GmbH

Dr. Hendrik Hahn

Evonik Industries AG

Frank Iwer

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Arndt Kirchhoff

KIRCHHOFF Automotive Holding GmbH & Co KG

Marc Kirchhoff

TRUMPF GmbH & Co. KG

Ph.D. Ralf Obermauer

IG Metall

Dr. Ariane Reinhart

Continental AG

Prof. Dr. Ingo Rendenbach

Robert Bosch GmbH

Prof. Dr. Oliver Riedel

Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO

Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer

RWTH Aachen University

Detlef Scheele

Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA)

Burkhard Straube

SGL Carbon SE

Johannes Stuhlberger

Airbus Group

Dr. Manfred Wittenstein

Wittenstein SE

Focus Group “Strategic Personnel Planning”

Daniel Borrmann

Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO

Nicole Cujai

Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA)

Dr. Maximilian Eichhorn

Siemens Mobility GmbH

Dr. Florian Herrmann

Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO

Frank Iwer

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Martin Koehler

Siemens Mobility GmbH

Dr. Constanze Kurz

Robert Bosch GmbH

Oliver Maassen

TRUMPF GmbH & Co. KG

Wiebke Metzler

Siemens Mobility GmbH

Ph.D. Ralf Obermauer

IG Metall

Dr. Ariane Reinhart

Continental AG
Head of the Focus Group 

Jochen Reinicke

Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammertag e. V.

Prof. Dr. Oliver Riedel

Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO

Peter Schmid

Continental AG

Christian Schneemann

Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Conny Schönhardt

IG Metall

Dirk Siebels

Continental AG

Janina Tiedemann

Continental AG

Marcel Verweinen

Continental AG

Wilfried von Rath

Volkswagen AG

Prof. Dr. Enzo Weber

Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Michael Weber-Wernz

Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen (VDV) e.V.

Ida Wolf

Daimler AG

Gerd Zika

Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Focus Group “Added Value”

Dr. Maik Böres

BMW Group

Claas Bracklo

Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V. (VDA)

Thilo Brückner

VDMA e.V.

Dr. Rolf Bulander

Head of the Focus Group

Clemens Denner

BMW Group

Frank Iwer

ZF Friedreichshafen AG

Arndt Kirchhoff

KIRCHHOFF Automotive Holding GmbH & Co KG

Marc Kirchhoff

TRUMPF GmbH & Co. KG

Dr. Carolin Kranz

BASF SE

Dr. Nicolai Martin

BMW Group

Ph.D. Ralf Obermauer

IG Metall

Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer

RWTH Aachen University

Erhard Schletterer

Daimler AG

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sextl

Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC

Johannes Stuhlberger

Airbus Group

Dr. Hartung Wilstermann

Webasto Group

Dr. Manfred Wittenstein

Wittenstein SE

Reports of Working Group 4 “Securing Germany as a place for mobility, production, battery cell production, primary materials and recycling, training and qualification” (in german language)

13. January 2020

1. Zwischenbericht zur strategischen Personalplanung und -Entwicklung im Mobilitätssektor

The climate protection measures adopted by the Federal Government will speed up electrification in the mobility sector. WG 4 has been looking at how this will affect employment structures. Fewer employees will be needed in production and to some extent in development. At the same time, new occupational profiles will emerge and new qualifications be needed. If the mobility sector is to maintain its employment levels, it needs to train and upskill its workforce for these new requirements.

24. October 2019

1. Zwischenbericht zur Wertschöpfung

According to projections on the take-up of electromobility, market shares of conventional drives are expected to make way for hybrid and electric drives, even more so against the backdrop of national climate protection targets and increasingly stringent CO2 rules at EU level. As a result of these developments, key components in vehicle production and adjacent industries are shifted into different, sometimes new value networks. In its report, WG 4 is looking at three value networks: lithium-ion battery cells, power electronics and internal combustion engines.