5/8/2014

Boosting Production at Porsche

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Although Porsche is part of the Volkswagen Group, it still operates its own factories in Stuttgart and Leipzig, and in the context of other OEMs, it is still something of a niche producer of products.

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Although Porsche is part of the Volkswagen Group, it still operates its own factories in Stuttgart and Leipzig, and in the context of other OEMs, it is still something of a niche producer of products.

P Porsche Macan

Consider this: According to Autodata, in 2013 Porsche North America had 42,324 deliveries. Compare that with Subaru of America, generally considered to be a small player in the U.S: 424,683. That’s right: Subaru moved ten times as much sheet metal.

Globally, Porsche delivered 162,145 vehicles.

That said: How many employees do you think Porsche has?

P Engine assembly in Stuttgart 

As of March 31, the company reported last week, there are 20,416, which is up 15% from 2013. Just within the first quarter, Porsche added 960 workers, with the predominant number going to the Leipzig plant, where they have launched production of the Macan.

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Production in Leipzig

Matthias Müller, chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, is confident that the people at Porsche are going to be busy: “Overall, the sales of Porsche will rise once more in the 2014 fiscal year. The market launch of the Macan will give us an addition boost.”

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