The subframe supports the steering assembly in the front of the vehicle. The number of units for production has decreased considerably, which is why the frames will no longer be produced at the plant in Kassel, but outsourced instead. The production area is being dismantled, with new lines for the Genuine Parts factory taking its place. The switch is specified in the Pact for the Future. From the middle of next year, around 200 employees will be producing body elements in Kassel for the spare parts business – from hoods to doors to fenders.