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Tesla is confident it will get Model 3 production lines in time despite strike threats

As we reported on Sunday, Tesla’s negotiations with the union at its newly acquired ‘Tesla Advanced Automation Germany’ escalated to threats of a strike.

This week, CEO Elon Musk got personally involved to try to defuse the situation as the group is just weeks away from shipping its Model 3 production lines.

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Tesla is threatened by a strike at ‘Advanced Automation’ group ahead of Model 3 production

As we reported earlier this month, Tesla is dropping all other clients of its ‘Tesla Advanced Automation Germany’ newly created from its acquisition of the German engineering group Grohmann Engineering. The move is aimed at having all hands on deck for the start of Model 3 production since the group’s expertise is setting up production lines, but it also led to some tensions with local workers.

Now we learn that the tensions escalated to threats of a strike at a critical moment less than 3 months away from the planned start of Model 3 production.

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Tesla’s new ‘Advanced Automation’ group will drop all other clients to focus on Model 3 production

Last year, Tesla made the acquisition of the German engineering group Grohmann Engineering in order to create ‘Tesla Advanced Automation Germany’. The transaction closed in January, but we now learn that things haven’t been going smoothly since then.

Tesla co-founder and Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel visited the headquarters earlier this month to announce that the company’s founder left just a few weeks after the deal was made official.

Furthermore, the company announced this week that it will drop all other clients, among them are several major automakers, in order to focus on Tesla’s needs for the Model 3, which is apparently worrying the workforce.

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