Porsche's Leipzig plant rolls out 500,000th vehicle

Gets ready for Macan production in 2013
Jul 4, 2012
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Porsche's Leipzig, Germany, plant recently rolled off its 500,000th vehicle--a white Cayenne V8 that has been converted into a command vehicle for the city's fire brigade with the assistance of the carmaker's apprentices.

"Half a million vehicles in only 10 years is a remarkable result for a luxury car manufacturer like Porsche," said Porsche AG president and chief executive Matthias Muller. "Behind the success is a strong workforce now numbering 1,005 employees at our production facility in Saxony. I am impressed by the high degree of technical expertise of our Leipzig colleagues. They send forth into the world the seal of quality 'Made in Germany' and with it a piece of Leipzig."

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Porsche's Leipzig plant is also the location where the Macan compact SUV will be made by the end of 2013. To that end, Porsche is developing the production facility into a full-fledged plant with its own body assembly line and paint shop by investing more than 500 million euros and creating approximately 1,000 additional jobs.

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