Zuffenhausen – the headquarters of Porsche AG
The Zuffenhausen district of Stuttgart is home to the Porsche nerve centre, which features the production of all the company’s two-door sports cars and engines.
In March 1950, in the Zuffenhausen district of Stuttgart, Porsche set about creating a true legend. Working in halls that were still being rented from Karosseriewerk Reutter, the company commenced production of the 356 with the initial goal of a modest 100 cars per year. Over the decades, however, the main plant evolved from a workshop into a cutting-edge production facility.
The production line at the company headquarters now witnesses the assembly of 250 two-door Porsche sports cars a day, including all derivatives of the 911 series as well as the 718 Boxster and the 718 Cayman.
Zuffenhausen also hosts the production of the engines for the various Porsche series. These four- and six-cylinder boxer engines and eight-cylinder units are built in a new engine plant that celebrated its official opening in summer 2016. This also sees Porsche contribute to synergies within the Volkswagen Group, with the Group V8 petrol engine that was developed by Porsche now being produced in Zuffenhausen for all Group brands.
Zuffenhausen has also been the site of the Porsche Museum as of 2009 and home to a state-of-the-art training centre since 2015. Covering approximately 14,000 square metres, this latter facility provides optimum conditions for around 500 trainees to turn their career aspirations into reality at Porsche.
Porsche is planning to make additional investments in the Zuffenhausen site over the coming years in order to safeguard its record of successful growth. The primary innovation driver in this respect is the first fully electric sports car, which will be launched on the market in 2019. A new paint shop and dedicated assembly facility are currently being established to handle this development. The engine plant will be expanded in order to house the production of the electric drives and the existing body construction department will also be extended.