Porsche’s new factory will assemble the vehicle bodies for the fully electric Macan series
Porsche is investing more than 600 million euros to expand its factory in Leipzig, which will allow the company to set an important course for the future of its site in Saxony and the production of future models.
The foundation stone was laid for a new body shop with a total area of 75,500 square metres. The vehicle bodies for the next generation of the Macan, which will be a fully electric series, will be manufactured here from the beginning of the next decade.
“Porsche decided to establish a site in Leipzig in 1999,” said Albrecht Reimold, the board member responsible for production. “Since the initial ground-breaking ceremony in February 2000, we have invested more than 1.3 billion euros to develop the plant. We’ve never regretted the decision we made in 1999 to set up a factory in Leipzig. And this is why we are preparing the factory ready for the future. We are considerably enhancing our site in Saxony and making sure that it is in the best possible position to handle future mobility concepts and customer expectations.”
“The decision to manufacture the next generation of the Macan in Leipzig is a vote of confidence in the employees who work at the site,” said chairman of the executive board at Porsche Leipzig Gerd Rupp. “The factory expansion also allows Porsche to actively shape the development of electromobility in the state of Saxony. Porsche will therefore remain a forward-thinking driver of economic growth in the region.”
The expansion project gives Porsche the option to produce fully electric vehicles on the existing production line in addition to petrol and hybrid models in the future. The first car to benefit from extended factory premises will be the next generation of the Macan: As a purely electrically powered vehicle based on the “Premium Platform Electric” (PPE) architecture, the new Macan will roll off the assembly line in Leipzig at the beginning of the next decade.