|Founded||Stuttgart, Germany (1931)|
|Porsche founder||Ferdinand Porsche|
|Porsche headquarters||Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany|
|Porsche official website||www.porsche.com|
Who makes Porsche?
The German automaker Porsche AG has always had a close relationship with Volkswagen. Property of Volkswagen AG, Porsche, in its turn, has a majority stake in this company (as of 2016, 52.2% in VW belongs to Porsche). Volkswagen managers hold Porsche SE management positions.
All this is the result of an agreement between the two automakers signed in 2009. According to it, their car manufacturing operations were to merge by 2011.
Where is Porsche made?
Although Porsche is known for making its cars in Germany, there are exceptions to this rule. The main factory is located in Zuffenhausen, a district in Stuttgart. However, there are also Porsche manufacturing plants not only in other parts of Germany, but in other countries, too. For instance, the Cayenne and the Panamera are built in Leipzig, Germany, while some of the parts are also assembled in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Although the Boxster and the Cayman were constructed in Finland for 14 consecutive years, in 2012 the company started to build these models in Germany.
Porsche CEO, Matthias Müller, claimed, that starting from 2017 the company will make its Cayenne SUV only in Bratislava, Slovakia. This is a very important decision, because this model accounts for almost half of the German automaker’s sales. If this promise actually comes true, the Porsche company won’t have a chance to claim that its cars are made mostly in Germany.