Following the decision to produce the
2018: 10,600 employees
1,500 new jobs are being created.
Porsche is investing around €700 million in Zuffenhausen alone.
The history of the Zuffenhausen site began eighty years ago when the company known as Dr. Ing. h.c. F.
Tens of thousands of metric tons of steel have gone into making the new body shop, paint shop, and conveyor bridge as well as the halls for assembly and logistics, electric drive, and axle production. That’s roughly the amount needed to make one hundred thousand 911
The view from inside the new conveyor bridge reveals a lot of activity at
|Facade:||17,000 square meters|
Assembly and logistics:
Spacious quarters for the
|Excavated earth:||240,000 cubic meters|
|Depth below ground:||25 meters|
|Gross floor area:||62,000 square meters|
|Hall volume:||360,000 cubic meters|
Final work on the interior—including the floor and ceiling—of the paint shop designed specifically for the
|Material:||6,900 metric tons of steel|
Creative ways of stretching space
“The heart of
The timetable alone is ambitious. In late 2015
Looking out at the expansion work, Luth speaks of a “gigantic challenge.” And King adds: “Given these framework conditions, what we have is not only the biggest but also the fastest-moving construction site in
The new body shop is the second-largest building complex at the site, surpassed only by the
|Hall volume:||320,000 cubic meters|
|Gross floor area:||65,000 square meters|
|Material||20,000 metric tons of steel, 35,000 cubic meters of concrete|
Sustainable cars from sustainable production
The electric drive systems and axles for the first e-
The assembly hall (Plant 2, Building 1) designed by Rolf Gutbrod begins operation.
After introducing the
The new body shop is built. It’ll become Plant 5, which is connected to Plant 2 by a conveyor bridge. Production of the
Six plants, a
This article was first published in the Christophorus magazine, edition 388, 04/2018.