The heart of Porsche continues to beat in Zuffenhausen. This is where it all began. This is where the series production of the first Porsche production model started. And this is where even today our Sports Cars and all Porsche engines are built. What makes this special: our standard-production vehicles are produced on the same production line as the racing versions, making us unique in the entire automotive industry.
Other departments located here in addition to Production include Quality Management and Logistics.
The management team is also based here, making this location the core of the company. And it continues to develop, grow and be transformed, as can be seen, for example, in the new environmentally friendly paint shop. With this paint shop, Porsche unites economy and ecology, creates jobs at the cutting edge of technology and invigorates this world-famous location for the long term.
The Porsche Research & Development Centre has been located in Weissach since 1971. Around 6,500 employees work here. The result: 7,000 patents worldwide. Every year, 400 new patents are registered.
Design offices, test stands, workshops and our motorsport department are all close together. The short distances at the site allow easy and direct exchange between the individual development departments. The result is a tightly linked and coordinated development process, from the first sketch to the finished standard-production vehicle.
The Porsche Research & Development Centre will continue to grow in the coming years. The site is being expanded and modernised to include an ultra-modern design studio, a high-tech wind tunnel and an electronics integration centre. Work on the expansion began in 2011. Porsche is investing around € 150 million in the site. The work is expected to be concluded by 2014.
Ludwigsburg is still characterized by its international orientation. Currently, this site is the home of our After Sales experts.
The Cayenne has been built here since 2002. The production of the Porsche Carrera GT, which is limited to 1,270 vehicles, started in August 2003. Three of the super Sports Cars were crafted here until May 2006. A fourth model line, the four-door, four-seat Panamera, has been built at the Leipzig factory since 2009. Extraordinary vehicles are manufactured here.
In addition to a customer centre that is used for a wide variety of events, the factory also has an FIA-certified test track for new vehicles and an off-road track.
A unique setting, housing state-of-the-art technology and lean processes.
In 2011, the foundation was laid for the second expansion of the factory. A major milestone, the success story of the Porsche location in Saxony continues to be written. Porsche has invested another € 500 million in the production facility for the production of the fifth Porsche Model, which will begin in 2013.
Information on employment opportunities in Leipzig is available at www.porsche-leipzig.com.
The main parts warehouse is located in Sachsenheim. More than 650 Porsche dealers around the world are supplied with spare parts from here.
Its location, just 25 kilometres from the main plant in Zuffenhausen, allows Porsche to bundle its spare parts logistics. Storage, handling and function areas were set up that are specially configured for the spare parts business on the 260,000 m2 property. This gives Porsche many advantages. Including shorter throughput times for orders and reduced costs.
Around 85,000 different Porsche parts are available at all times.
Porsche is much more than "just" an exclusive Sports Car manufacturer. Nowhere is this more evident than in our service location in Bietigheim-Bissingen.
Most of the German subsidiaries of Porsche are located here: Porsche Consulting GmbH, Porsche Financial Services GmbH, Porsche Deutschland GmbH and Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.
Porsche Engineering Services GmbH, which is part of Porsche Engineering Group GmbH, is also located here.