Porsche upgrades Zuffenhausen plant

STUTTGART: Porsche is investing €250 million (RM1.3bil) to upgrade its main plant in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen for the future.

The upgrades will allow for the production of electric sports cars alongside models with a boxer engine.

The construction work will increase efficiency, quality standards, and enable mixed production of combustion-engine and electric sports cars.

The upgrades include the use of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for production, additional quality test benches, expanded logistics areas, and a new high-bay rack.


The production line area for two-door sports cars has been extended, and AGVs will replace the classic assembly line, allowing for a more variable production process.

Quality management has been refined with new assembly processes and quality assurance stations.

The downstream finishing area has been organised for clearer processes and upgraded test procedures.

The logistics areas within the body shop have been extended, and a new high-bay rack - to be ready in 2025 - will supply the body shop for the Taycan and sports car production with vehicle parts.


The parts warehouse is fully automated and has a storage volume of 35,000 cubic metres. This equates to 40,650 storage spaces for pallets and containers.

There has been a new assembly plant for the V8 combustion engines for the Panamera and Cayenne model lines at the Zuffenhausen site since 2016.

The assembly of electric motors for the Macan is being integrated into the engine plant.


The upgrades will enable Porsche to start a new chapter in sports car production and prepare for the future of electric vehicles.

The new generation Macan is scheduled to roll off the production line at the Leipzig site in 2024.
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