Electromobility is becoming increasingly important to car manufacturers. Sports car manufacturers like Porsche are already thinking of production in the coming decade, when the all-electric Macan will roll off the production line. And so Porsche Leipzig GmbH is integrating the axle assembly for the Macan on site – a logical step.
To date, the plant has outsourced this step to a system supplier who will continue to work for the current Panamera and Macan models. In future, Porsche Leipzig will be producing its axles for electric vehicles on its own, which will make production at the site even more flexible and efficient. At the same time, more than 100 highly qualified jobs will be created, says Porsche.
"The drive is a unique feature of our sports cars," says Albrecht Reimold, Board Member for Production and Logistics at Porsche AG. "And since electric vehicles need to see the aggregates in combination with the axles, we will take over the axle production ourselves." This integration is a central component of the brand and factory strategy: "We are thus increasing our manufacturing expertise and investing in the future viability of the Leipzig plant."
The axle assembly will be located in the immediate vicinity of the plant, they say. The implementation of Porsche Production 4.0 will make the processes much smarter and leaner. Together with the technical development, for example, all processes are digitally and virtually secured at an early stage.
With the expansion of the Leipzig plant, Porsche also wants to create the necessary conditions to be able to produce all-electric vehicles on the existing production line in addition to gasoline and hybrid models. According to Porsche, the Saxon site is to be converted step by step into a plant for electromobility.
The article "Porsche: A Factory for Electric Mobility" was published on 10.04.2019 in the category Environment by Ralf Loweg with the keywordsElectric Mobility, Electric Car, Environment, Plant, Environment,released.