Where Was My Porsche Made?

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Porsche is a German company that has a 70+ year legacy. The automaker's headquarters and main factory are in Stuttgart, Germany, but the company has plants in a few locations outside of Germany. When you visit our Sarasota car dealership, your car may be made in Germany, or it may be made in Slovakia or Finland.

Zuffenhausen Factory, Germany: Vehicles and Parts

Zuffenhausen is home to Porsche's largest factory, and the "factory" is actually a collection of different buildings. The company makes all of their engines in this factory. Roads and conveyor systems connect all of the buildings in the complex together to streamline the production process.

The bodies of a car are made in one building, placed on the conveyor system and transported to another building to be painted.

The vehicle will move to the engine building after it has been painted and then on to the upholstery process. After the upholstery process is done, the vehicles move into the final stage which includes assembling and installing any remaining parts.

All vehicles undergo a quality check to ensure that they're ready for sale.

Leipzig, Germany: Cayenne and Panamera

Porsche uses the company's Leipzig plant to manufacture the company's Cayenne, Panamera and Macan models. The factory is the second manufacturing plant for the company and also features an FIA-certified racetrack.

Leipzig was also the factory where the Porsche Carrera GT was manufactured.

The Cayenne may also be built in another location: Bratislava, Slovakia.

Bratislava, Slovakia: Cayenne Production

Porsche made headlines when the company announced that its Cayenne model would be completely manufactured in Slovakia. The company was already using the factory in Slovakia for much of the Cayenne's production including all of the bodywork.

In 2014, it was announced that all Cayenne production would take place at the plant.

The Slovakia plant's use for Cayenne production was part of a reorganization process for Porsche. German car manufacturers have slowly started moving production overseas to have production close to growing markets.

Finland: 1997 – 2011 Porsche Boxster and Cayman Production

Porsche, for 50 years, kept the company's manufacturing process in Germany. A close manufacturing process allows the company to offer the best-certified inventory and keep quality at the highest of standards.

In 1997, the company decided to manufacturer its Boxster and Cayman models in Finland at Valmet Automotive.

The company eventually moved production back to Germany in 2012.

Older Porsche Production

Porsche has kept the majority of its assembly and manufacturing process within Germany since the company started. A few of the company's older models have an interesting past with manufacturing taking place in factories that are no longer used by Porsche.

A few of the older models and where they were produced are:

  • Neckarsulm: A German plant that produced the Porsche 924 and Porsche 944. The plant is now used to manufacture Audi vehicles.
  • Gmund: An Austria plant that was the first Porsche factory during war times. The plant was operational from 1944 to 1951 and was responsible for manufacturing the Porsche 356/1.

Learn More about Where Your Porche Came From

Porsche has been able to keep the company's legacy for quality alive by keeping production close to company headquarters. While Slovakia has been added to the company's manufacturing list, the majority of the company's vehicles are still made in Germany.

The company has also opened a new North America headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The $100 million headquarter is the largest investment the company has made outside of Germany since the company was founded in 1931.

The team at our Sarasota dealership would love to help you get behind the wheel of a new Porsche.

Contact us today at (855)-473-9055 or visit our Sarasota dealership at 5005 S Tamiami Trl. 

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