Hamburg can have its first prominent diesel victim: the traditional car company Willy Tiedtke has filed for bankruptcy! Industry experts report huge sales losses after the affair of engineered exhaust emissions. But did the Tiedtke scandal actually break the neck? The administrator of the insolvency proceedings sees several reasons.
As a spokeswoman for Willy Tiedtke confirmed, they had filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday at the court. This step was "necessary after intensive efforts in recent months, the further funding of the company could no longer be secured," a press release said. In other words: Tiedtke is broke!
The fault could be the diesel scandal. According to MOPO information, this has led many car dealers to commit scandals. Especially VW dealers such as Tiedtke are severely shocked.
4000 to 5000 euros lousy per rented vehicle
Problems arise especially in the repurchase of leased vehicles, reports an MOPO affiliate-insider: as soon as a dealer enters into a lease contract – regardless of which term – a residual purchase value is determined. The diesel scandal has now led to the fact that in most diesel cars there is an extreme loss of value, the insider continues.
It could therefore happen that dealers per truck would make 4000 to 5000 euros worthless. The problem, however, concerns all dealers with diesel models, not just Tiedtke.
Diesel scandal is not the only fault
This is also confirmed by Gerrit Hölzle to the question from MOPO. He and his colleague Thorsten Bieg of the law firm Görg were appointed insolvency trustees in the management of Tiedtke. The diesel affair at Tiedtke has, like other car dealers, led to sales losses, says Hölzle.
The bankruptcy, but only because of the scandal, was "legend". On the contrary, there are several reasons that led to bankruptcy, possibly even management errors. Exactly one knows that only after examining all documents. "That's exactly how we started it," says Hölzle.
360 Tiedtke employees affected by a bankruptcy
Tiedtke herself announced via a press release that they were already in talks to sell the company to an investor in the short term. Hölzle did not want to confirm that. Wait a moment until & # 39; all options open & # 39 ;.
The bankruptcy affects 360 employees. They will receive a salary at the end of the year, says Hölzle. How it goes on is still unclear. They will discuss this in the coming weeks.
And what should customers of Tiedtke know now? Anyone who has bought and delivered a car will have no problems for the Entstünden. Hölzle assumes that their guarantees will be paid by VW or other dealers. Customers who have not yet received a purchased car can contact Hölzle and his colleague via e-mail: email@example.com
This article is written by Miriam Khan