Volkswagen has announced today that their Osnabrück facility will begin building the Porsche Cayenne starting next summer. Citing high demand, the German car manufacturer will invest €25 ($33.8) million into their plant to ensure it can deliver 20.000 Porsche Cayenne units per year.
"Optimization of the existing factory capacity and the agreed assembly of the Porsche Cayenne in Osnabrück underlines the high degree of flexibility within the [Volkswagen] Group wide production network and is simultaneously for the good cooperation between Volkswagen and Porsche", said Volkswagen in the official statement.
As you already know, this isn’t the first Porsche which roll off the Osnabrück assembly line. Currently the same factory is assembling the Boxster and Cayman. However, production of the latter two models will be "gradually shifted back" to Porsche starting at the end of 2016.
"The initiative for the award comes from my colleague Bernd Osterloh and Uwe Hueck, which is in talks with the board members have made ??strong for Osnabrück. We appreciate that the guys from Porsche and Volkswagen solidarity are on our side when it comes to securing employment at our site. Continue with the decision partial volumes of the final assembly of the Porsche Cayenne in Osnabrück make, we strengthen the site and make it future-proof. With our skilled and dedicated workforce, we are well prepared for an additional model", said Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Management for Production and Logistics.Source: Volkswagen