Tesla Opens Factory in Holland for Deliveries across Europe
Tilburg factory streamlines production of Model S cars and will turn out 450 luxury sedans per week
Tesla opened its new factory in the Netherlands last week to supply European customers with its Model S luxury sport sedans. The factory, located in Tilburg, streamlines the production process for European deliveries of Model S cars.
The Tilburg factory builds Model S with parts expertly manufactured in Tesla’s US factory in Fremont, California. In Tilburg, assembly includes installation of the battery pack, powertrain and rear axle, and the cars first firmware upload. Each Model S is finished with robust quality control testing.
The Tilburg Factory is the first car factory in Europe with its own indoor production test track. The 750 meter-long track consists of 400 meters of asphalt and 6,000 dots simulating bumps in the road. The long test track puts Model S through its final paces to ensure that Tesla’s high standards in quality are maintained and delivered with each vehicle.
At a total area of 77,648 square meters, the Tilburg factory is designed for maximum efficiency and is BREEAM-NL Outstanding certified. State-of-the-art energy efficient production lines transport about 90 Model S from shell to luxury sports sedan in a day or about 450 per week.
Tesla now has 69 stores and service centers across 12 countries in Europe. More than 1,000 Superchargers stretch from Norway to Slovenia and the United Kingdom to Spain. Using a combination of Superchargers and the newly launched destination charging, Model S customers are able to travel extensively and easily over long distances in Europe. Tesla’s presence continues to grow across Europe on a weekly basis as more customers join the Tesla family.
Source: Tesla News Release25 September 2015