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    Porsche reports sustainability progress


    Germany – Assessors from TÜV Süd have again certified the OEM’s facilities at Zuffenhausen, Sachsenheim and Weissach according to ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 as well as the European Eco-management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).Zuffenhausen, which has been rated by EMAS since 1996, is currently building a new engine plant at ...

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    Porsche takes over Kuka’s tool-making division


    Germany – With locations in Schwarzenberg, Germany, and Dubnica, Slovakia, and a workforce of 600 individuals, the business will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the sports car manufacturer. Kuka Systems will soon be turned into ‘Porsche Werkzeugbau’, subject to approval under anti-trust law.“By taking over the tool-making division, Porsche ...

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    Porsche ends 918 Spyder production


    Germany – The final vehicle rolled off the assembly line at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen according to schedule, says Porsche, after a production run of 21 months. The hybrid sports car has now reached its limited edition of 918 units.Production development began in 2010, after the go-ahead from Porsche’s supervisory board, and the ...

  • Oliver Blume

    Porsche extends Blume’s contract


    Germany – Although the OEM’s member of the executive board – Production and Logistics only joined the company in January 2013, he will start a new, five-year deal in January 2016.A mechanical engineer by training, Oliver Blume has 20 years of experience within the Volkswagen Group. At Audi, he was ...

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    Interview: Porsche's Michael Drolshagen talks Spyder manufacture


    An entirely new production area has been designed and built for Porsche's hybrid supercar. The director of production for the 918 Spyder talks about the creation of the ‘Manufactory’ at Zuffenhausen, GermanyAMS: What were the criteria for the 918 production area?Michael Drolshagen (MD): At the start of the project in ...

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    Porsche's Manufactory


    Hand-built but high-tech, the 918 Spyder is made in a specially adapted production area at ZuffenhausenA space that formerly housed a paintshop and presents numerous logistical challenges might not sound like the ideal setting to hand build a hybrid supercar, but Porsche has created just such a production area. The ...

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    Porsche progresses at Zuffenhausen


    Germany – The structural work and erection of steel girders for the new 10,000 sq.m facility will be completed by the end of the year. By the start of 2016, the two-storey plant will include a state-of-the-art assembly line with logistics areas and engine testing technology. The workforce will number ...

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    Porsche Engineering teams up with Tongji University


    China – The agreement between the two organisations, which was signed in Shanghai, will result in “extensive” co-operation in research, engineering and education. The partnership will mirror that between the Porsche Engineering subsidiary in Prague and the Czech Technical University, with joint activities in the fields of aerodynamics, thermodynamics, test ...

  • Oliver Blume

    Interview with Oliver Blume, Porsche


    The premium OEM’s global head of Production and Logistics talks about its recent expansion in Leipzig for the addition of the new Macan SUV.

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    Müller’s extra five years at Porsche


    Germany – The supervisory board has extended Matthias Müller’s tenure as chairman of the executive board and chairman of strategy and corporate development.Müller’s new terms of office will begin on January 1, 2015.www.porsche.com

  • Porsche Leipzig

    Porsche opens expanded Leipzig plant


    Germany – Following two years of work, the facility now includes a bodyshop and a modern paintshop in addition to final assembly in order to accommodate production of the new Macan. Porsche’s Leipzig plant, which was designed to meet strict environmental standards, has been assembling the Cayenne and Panamera models ...

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    Porsche completes Leipzig paintshop for Macan production


    Completing the paintshop marks the latest step in preparations for the production of the Macan, due to begin in December. Siegfried Bülow, chairman of the executive board, Porsche Leipzig, said the project is on schedule and that the company is “very keen to see the first car roll off the ...

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    Porsche hits half-million mark at Leipzig


    Germany – The 500,000th Cayenne has rolled off the assembly line at Porsche’s Leipzig plant. “We started with around 70 units a day. Today we produce five times as much, owing to the high market demand.In the past year alone, over 83,000 Cayenne vehicles for customers in more than 125 ...

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    Blume heads the production and logistics at Porsche


    Germany – Porsche has appointed Dr Oliver Blume to its executive board as successor to Wolfgang Leimgruber. Blume will head the production and logistics section as of January 1, 2013.Blume, who began his career as a trainee at Audi 18 years ago, headed the body construction of the Audi A3 ...

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    Porsche prepares to launch the Macan from Leipzig


    Modular assemblyWorking communityQuality managementDomestic product for a global market Continuous improvement processAs Porsche prepares to launch its new Macan model Nick Holt visits the Leipzig facility to find out more about the current production set up and plans for the future.The founder of Porsche once said that he couldn’t find ...

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    Porsche review over salary, bonuses and company's financial status


    Stuttgart, Germany – The German weekly Automobilwoche reports that Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking earned about £60m last year, six times the reported salary of Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, and excluding bonuses totalling £70m.Six Porsche executives are said to have shared total 2007 bonuses of £113m, prompting criticism from German Chancellor ...