H πρώτη Porsche Boxster βγήκε από το εργοστάσιο Osnabrück της Volkswagen. Πρόκειται για μια κόκκινη Boxster S με μαύρη μαλακή οροφή η οποία θα παραδοθεί σε έναν πελάτη της στη Κάτω Βαυβαρία. Η Porsche αναγκάστηκε να ζητήσει βοήθεια από την Volkswagen για την κατασκευή της νέας Boxster λόγω της μεγάλης ζήτησης, την οποία δεν μπορούσε να εξυπηρετήσει μόνο με το δικό της εργοστάσιο στη Στουτγάρδη.
Δηλώσεις μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί όπως και μια ακόμη νέα διαφήμιση για τη νέα Boxster.
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Full order books in Stuttgart call for extra production at Volkswagen factory
All systems go for new Porsche Boxster
Stuttgart/Osnabrück. As of today, Porsche has begun partially producing its Boxster model at Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH. This step is necessary, as Porsche’s main factory in Stuttgart does not have enough capacity to cope with demand. In Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen the new Porsche 911 and the new Boxster are being made in a mixed model operation on one production line.
The first vehicle to roll off the line was an Indian red Boxster S with a black soft top. It is destined for a customer in Lower Bavaria. In attendance for the start of Boxster production in Osnabrück were Minister President of Lower Saxony David McAllister, Lord Mayor of Osnabrück Boris Pistorius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn as well as President and CEO of Porsche AG Matthias Müller. “Taking on production of the Boxster here in Osnabrück shows that the site has established itself within the Volkswagen Group as a centre of excellence for cabriolet and small series production. I am delighted that as of today rolling of our production line here in Lower Saxony will be Porsche vehicles that stand for premium quality ‘Made in Germany’ all around the world,” emphasised Minister President McAllister.
Lord Mayor Pistorius appreciated the significance of the Porsche commission for the city. “The Boxster brings an important additional boost for business in Osnabrück, safeguards jobs and confirms the skills of the workforce in our city, where cars have been made for over 100 years.”
Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG Prof. Dr. Winterkorn said at the production start: “The Boxster production in Osnabrück is a clear sign of the rapid coalescence of Volkswagen and Porsche. Production in Osnabrück means creating synergies that will benefit customers, staff and location alike.”
Porsche President and CEO Müller explained: “Due to the way things are in Stuttgart there is no easy way to expand our main factory. Over the next few years, we will be fully utilising our own production capacity predominantly with the 911 model. We therefore looked for a partner for producing the Boxster. The decisive factor in our choice was the great expertise of the workforce at Volkswagen Osnabrück. Our sports cars are in very good hands there. After all, we all have the same concept of quality. Osnabrück will become a part of our success story.”
This is not the first time that vehicles have been produced for Porsche in the Lower Saxony factory – for example, car bodies were made here for the 356 hardtop coupé in the 1960s and for the Porsche 968 in the nineties. From 1969 to 1975, over 115,000 Porsche 914s were also fully assembled in Osnabrück. And while following the start of full production the new Boxster was initially made solely in Stuttgart, Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH has been supplying the rear and side parts of the car from the outset.
First Porsche Boxster rolls off the production line at Volkswagen Osnabrück
- Plant established as competence center for convertible and small series production
Wolfsburg / Osnabrück, 19 September 2012 – The Volkswagen plant at Osnabrück started series production of the Porsche Boxster today. The official ceremony on the production line was attended by Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, David McAllister, Minister-President of Lower Saxony, and Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG. Volkswagen and Porsche completed the creation of an integrated automotive group together in August and are now able to significantly intensify their cooperation.
Together with Winterkorn and McAllister, Boris Pistorius, Mayor of Osnabrück, Hubert Waltl, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand with responsibility for Production and Logistics, and Wolfgang Leimgruber, Member of the Board of Management of Production and Logistics, Porsche AG, were present as the first Porsche Boxster rolled off the Osnabrück production line. The Indian red Boxster S with black roof went to a customer in Bavaria, Germany.
At the production line ceremony, Prof. Winterkorn said: “The production of the Porsche Boxster in Osnabrück is a clear sign that Volkswagen and Porsche are growing together fast. Production in Osnabrück creates synergy effects that will benefit customers, employees and the plant.”
“The start of Boxster production in Osnabrück shows that the plant has established itself as a competence center for convertible and small series production within the Volkswagen Group. I am very pleased that Porsches representing premium quality made in Germany are now rolling off the production line here in Lower Saxony,” Minister-President McAllister underlined.
Porsche is producing the Boxster in a model mix with the Porsche 911 at its main plant in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Production at Osnabrück will relieve a bottleneck, as the capacity available at Porsche’s Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen plant is currently not adequate.
Matthias Müller explained the decision to produce the new Boxster at Osnabrück by mentioning the special competence of the Osnabrück team. “The key factor in this decision was the very good expertise of the workforce at Volkswagen Osnabrück. Our sports cars are in the best hands here. After all, we all have the same understanding of quality. Osnabrück will become part of our success story.”
Mayor Pistorius underlined the significance of the Porsche contract for the plant. “The Boxster will provide additional impetus for the economy in Osnabrück, will secure jobs and confirms the skills of employees in our city where automobiles have been produced for more than 100 years.”
Osnabrück can look back on a long tradition of convertible and small series production. The plant in Lower Saxony has already produced a number of Porsche models in the past, including the 914 (from 1969 to 1976) and the 968 (from 1991 to 1994). Since March 2011, Volkswagen has also produced the new Golf Cabriolet in Osnabrück. The total capacity of the plant is about 100,000 vehicles per year, including the body, paint and assembly shops. For the new Boxster, which was initially assembled only in Stuttgart, the Osnabrück plant supplied the rear end and side components right from the start. The headcount at Volkswagen’s Osnabrück plant is currently more than 1,800.