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    Ready for a Chinese assembled Porsche?

     I'm not sure I am...

    Story in AMS: Porsche will be considering this year whether to set up an assembly plant either in China or in North America.

     

    http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/news/porsche-produktion-fertigung-in-china-oder-usa-moeglich-3299983.html

     


    Re: Ready for a Chinese assembled Porsche?

    Reading further, and paraphrasing below:

    This is being considered for the Cajun, as it is based on the Q5.

    Although Porsche has assembled its cars in Stuttgart or Leipzig, now that it is part of the VW concern, additional production options become available. 

    No loss of brand image is expected, as it will remain "Engineered by Porsche".

    [End of paraphrasing.]

    This sounds a bit like Apple's "Made in China" but "Designed by Apple in California" scheme.


    Re: Ready for a Chinese assembled Porsche?

    Cars like BMW and Mercedes are already assembled in plants in Asia.

    I recall the Mercedes ML Class was assembled in Alabama and, at least initially, it had a reputation for comparatively poorer quality standards.

    My point is that it is not the location that matters but the quality of the implementation of the plan to assemble overseas that matters most.

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    RT Moderator - 997.1 C2S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm sports suspension/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen collection


    Re: Ready for a Chinese assembled Porsche?

    I personally have no problem with Apple products designed in California being manufactured in China. Something like 50% of the world's manufacturing happens in China anyway just FWIW ...


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    RT Moderator - 997.1 C2S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm sports suspension/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen collection


    Re: Ready for a Chinese assembled Porsche?


    It's all fun and games until it's your job that gets shipped to China or India.Smiley


    Re: Ready for a Chinese assembled Porsche?

    makes sense to produce where the market is.

    hence bmw and mercedes took suv production to the US.


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    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Ready for a Chinese assembled Porsche?

    I heard very strong rumors that VW/Porsche plan a SUV factory in the US, I suppose for the Touareg, Cayenne/"Cajun" and Q5/Q7.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: Ready for a Chinese assembled Porsche?

    All BMW X vehicles are assembled where I used to live in South Carolina. Anyone complaining about quality?

    In a modern Vehicle Assembly factory, very little is left to the worker, most bolts are screwed in by machines that tourque to a specified figure. Most welds are done by robots (R8 a notable exception). Only a small number of humans needed compared to 30 years ago.

    Problems with vehicles are most often individual parts from 3rd parties or poor design by the engineers -- not designing in sound proofing, or proper fasteners, or scrimping, but that is all BY DESIGN and little to do with assembly.

     

     

    Very important process of designing the instructions for the actual assembly line shown in this great episode;

     

     

     

     

     

     

    According to this survey and the misplaced belief that workers affect quality we would believe that brits   and germans are among the lousiest workers.


    Re: Ready for a Chinese assembled Porsche?

    ^Porsche at top and VW near the bottom.  I wonder if Porsche will go downhill from now.


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    Tim

    2010 997.2 GT3RS;  2008 Cayenne Turbo;  2006 911 Club Coupe #13;  2011 Panamera 4


    Re: Ready for a Chinese assembled Porsche?

    I try to follow my wife's example, when she goes shopping for high end womens wear, shoes, hand bags etc., she absolutely refuses to pay designer prices for products made in China. Just because it has a fancy logo on the product, does not in and of itself meet my desire for quality.

    They could sell into the domestic market perhaps, but this would kill their brand in the West to have a six figure Porsche made in China! One of the reasons people are willing to pay top dollar for high end products is the knowledge that they are being produced by people who come from a heritage of craftsmanship. I am not willing to pay top dollar merely to enrich the corporate coffers of Wirstshaft AG!

    I prefer to perpetuate quality, not greed, we have an ample supply of that human frailty already!

     

     

     


    Re: Ready for a Chinese assembled Porsche?

    stubenhocker:

    They could sell into the domestic market perhaps, but this would kill their brand in the West to have a six figure Porsche made in China! One of the reasons people are willing to pay top dollar for high end products is the knowledge that they are being produced by people who come from a heritage of craftsmanship. I am not willing to pay top dollar merely to enrich the corporate coffers of Wirstshaft AG!

     I fully agree.


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    Re: Ready for a Chinese assembled Porsche?

    Couldn't have said that better myself. 1295673643959clapping_hands.gif


    Re: Ready for a Chinese assembled Porsche?

    + another 1


    Re: Ready for a Chinese assembled Porsche?

    Porsche sales in China up by 63 percent

    http://www.cityam.com/news-and-analysis/porsche-sales-china-jump-63-cent


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