Porsche has begun partially producing its Boxster model at Volkswagen’s Osnabruck plant, as the sports car maker’s own plant in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen does not have enough capacity.
Porsche’s facility in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen builds the new 911 and the new Boxster in a mixed model operation on one production line. The first vehicle to roll off the Osnabruck line was an Indian red Boxster S with a black soft top, destined for a customer in Lower Bavaria.
“The Boxster production in Osnabruck is a clear sign of the rapid coalescence of Volkswagen and Porsche. Production in Osnabruck means creating synergies that will benefit customers, staff and location alike,” said Volkswagen AG chairman Martin Winterkorn.
„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,” said Porsche CEO Matthias Muller.
This is not the first time that Porsche vehicles have been produced in the Osnabruck plant. Car bodies were made here for the 356 hardtop coupe in the 1960s and for the Porsche 968 in the 1990s. From 1969 to 1975, over 115,000 Porsche 914s were also fully assembled in Osnabrück.