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    Porsche main plan closed due to explosion

    Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Porsche SE, maker of the 911 sports
    car, said production will be shut down at its main plant for at
    least two days after a gas explosion in the paint shop.
    Two workers were treated at a hospital for injuries and then
    released following the 5 a.m. incident, the Stuttgart, Germany-
    based carmaker said today in a statement.
    ``The extent of the property damage cannot be determined at
    this moment,'' Porsche said. ``Because the sprinklers went off,
    parts of the production as well as the paint shop are under
    water.''
    Porsche builds the 911 model series at the main Zuffenhausen
    plant, producing 160 of the cars there daily. Halting 911
    production won't affect parts assembly in Zuffenhausen for the
    Cayenne and Boxster models, which are built elsewhere.
    Porsche said it has assembled a crisis management team led by
    production chief Michael Macht to handle recovery.

    Re: Porsche main plan closed due to explosion

    My production day was tomorrow! Does anyone know based on that, if my car would have been in the paint drying area still? I am feeing sick over this :-(

    Re: Porsche main plan closed due to explosion

    Donot worry, Greta, because units assembled are painted previously!! You were lucky, man!

    Re: Porsche main plan closed due to explosion

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    Xavilondo said:
    Donot worry, Greta, because units assembled are painted previously!! You were lucky, man!



    Yes, you've probably cleared that hurdle.

    Just one more potential disaster to get thru:

    Re: Porsche main plan closed due to explosion

    Hey MMD, stop that. Greta is already stressing out about the plant shutdown. Show a little sensitivity, huh?

    Re: Porsche main plan closed due to explosion

    Well, I wouldn't say I am "stressed" out - not my nature. I do admit I am not too good at this delayed gratification - waiting, waiting, waiting!

    Oh God - the picture of the freight ship was my next vision. Keep your fingers crossed we make it across the Atlantic and ultimately to the west coast.

    Trying to get update on the factory today - but nothing?

    Re: Porsche main plan closed due to explosion

    You might be able to find some additional news about the explosion from www.dw-world.de/dw which is the web site for a German news outfit, Deutsche Welle (German Wave, loosely translated). Maybe Porsche Cars of North America can get you some news if you go to their web site and send them an email.

    Hope you get your car quickly and that it was not in any way affected by the explosion.

    Jim

    Re: Porsche main plan closed due to explosion

    What could really help Porsche (and their customers...) would be an explosion in their marketing department

    Re: Porsche main plan closed due to explosion

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    MsGreta said:
    Well, I wouldn't say I am "stressed" out - not my nature. I do admit I am not too good at this delayed gratification - waiting, waiting, waiting!

    Oh God - the picture of the freight ship was my next vision. Keep your fingers crossed we make it across the Atlantic and ultimately to the west coast.

    Trying to get update on the factory today - but nothing?




    Oops..., sorry about the capsized freighter pic. It is kinda funny though... .

    You'll be fine. Chances are extremely slim anything bad like that will happen.

    BTW, does anybody know Porsche's policy if your car gets destroyed at the factory, or in transit? Even if it's not their fault my bet is they will put your order in front of the line and build you a new car in a matter of days.

    I mean that's what "Excellence" means to me.

    Re: Porsche main plan closed due to explosion

    Quote:
    MKSGR said:
    What could really help Porsche (and their customers...) would be an explosion in their marketing department



    +1

    Re: Porsche main plan closed due to explosion

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    Moogle said:
    Quote:
    MKSGR said:
    What could really help Porsche (and their customers...) would be an explosion in their marketing department



    +1



    LOL. Good one!


    Re: Porsche main plan closed due to explosion

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    MsGreta said:
    My production day was tomorrow! Does anyone know based on that, if my car would have been in the paint drying area still? I am feeing sick over this :-(



    Production is delayed by 2-3 days aprox., this means that aprox. up to 500 cars couldn't be finished. I'd say that delivery time for THIS production year may be delayed by a week at MAX. It is also possible that production output will be accelerated a bit to cope with the delay. I wouldn't worry too much, nothing dramatic happened, it was "just" a gas explosion according to various sources and nobody was seriously hurt. The main problem was the automatic fire extinguisher system which activated itself after the explosion, leaving half of the production soaked in water.

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    Wow! RC is alive! Nice to see you posting again! Thanks for the updates.

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    I hope for no delays, my completion date is mar 11, I don't think I can stand to wait much longer before medication is needed.

    Re: Porsche main plan closed due to explosion

    Eyesurg, I feel your pain. My production date was last Tuesday and now I am hearing that partial production will start next week, but full production not for 1-3 weeks. UGH! The waiting is horrible.

    Re: Porsche main plan closed due to explosion

    Factory will be back to normal on Monday. Production shortfall of 800 cars sounds like 5 days of extra shifts (weekends).

    http://www.porsche.com/usa/aboutporsche/pressreleases/pag/?pool=international-de&id=2008-02-29-2

    Re: Porsche main plan closed due to explosion

    Happy happy joy joy!!!

     
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