Because Germany has a highly skilled workforce - but an increasing skills gap - BMW has taken the lead to get those laid off or in early retirement back on the production line. It has opened a car plant where all employees are aged over 50. As such, the production line at the Dingolfing works has elements built into it specifically aimed at making the working day easier for the senior workforce. Facilities include ergonomic back supports for the monkey-wrench turners, mobile tool-trolleys that mean workers do not have to strain themselves reaching for tools and enhanced lighting for the visually challenged.