It wasn't that long ago that Porsche announced the hiring of 100 new employees in Weissach, emphasizing the importantance of Porsche's Intelligence Performance platform. Today, not only did Porsche announce the hiring of another 100 employees, but the expansion of the facility as well.
“The extension of our Development Center is a good, far-sighted investment in the future of Porsche”, said Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG. “The expansion being made by Porsche in Weissach also represents a clear commitment to Baden-Württemberg as an industrial location.” Uwe Hück, Chairman of the Group Works Council, added: “These investments which we agreed in July 2010 to safeguard the site – ‘Independence through competitive advantage’ – will not only protect the jobs of our permanent staff, but will actually increase the number of permanent jobs. This will strengthen the independence of Porsche.”
Key Improvements at Weissach
- Investment of 150 milion Euro for design studio, wind tunnel and electronics integration center
- 100 additional employees recruited before end of the year, to join 100 already hired in 2011; staff at Weissach is currently approximately 3,400
- Ready for occupation summer 2013; wind tunnel 2014