In Passau, there are two I-Division plants and we, eight trainees from Germany, plus one from the Netherlands and one from Japan, chose to work in the assembly center in Plant 2. Over 800 assembled gearboxes, transfer cases and axles – for buses, construction machinery and agricultural machinery – leave the plant every day.
I myself worked on the assembly line for rear bus axles. On the first day, I got to know the whole assembly process by following a single axle from the start until the end of the line. Throughout the course of the rest of the internship, I tried to work on as many workstations as possible.