The greatest automobile factory in the world
Look at the most advanced factories of our time
The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step…
Lao Tzu, the Taoist philosophical treatise “Tao Te Ching”, Chapter 64, line 12.
If the path starts with a step, then the life of a car starts with a plant. On it coming up with new cars so that in the subsequent N-th number of decades to delight us with its beauty and convenience.
Here, take a look at some of the most important automotive plants in the world, where they are produced.
Bugatti – Molsheim, France
The Bugatti factory in France is more like a workshop than a full-scale production. In total there is only 20 people, they and build a model of the “Chiron” with a capacity of 1,500 horsepower each at separate stations inside the building-there are no conveyor belts.
Koenigsegg – Ingleheim, Sweden
The Koenigsegg factory is built on the remains of the Swedish air force base. Hangars used to house production facilities, and on the adjacent runway are high-speed tests. Small team uses advanced technology to create their cars with a carbon body and 3D printing to create complex production parts.
Morgan – Malvern, England
The majority of new cars made around the metal frames and using high-tech equipment. Most, but not Morgan. The people behind one of the oldest still used car brands in UK, prefer wood (Yes, wood) to form the chassis structure. Stunning conservatism.
Pagani In Modena, Italy
The Pagani factory in Modena, not only specializiruetsya on the construction of the legendary racing Huayra hypercar — it also offers restoration for the old model of the company is Zonda. Every part used for building Pagani, designed to the highest standards to withstand incredibly complex operation.
AMG – Affalterbach, Germany
Located in the municipality of Affalterbach, the German factory, it is historical accuracy to call the manufacturer of high-performance models for Mercedes-Benz since 1976. Affalterbach is the headquarters of AMG, where each of the engines harvested exclusively by hand.
Initially it was ruled by a pair of specialists in tuning Mercedes, but over time the company became known as the court stables of Mercedes-AMG and now fully owned by Mercedes-Benz.
Chevrolet Corvette – Bowling green (Kentucky) USA
Many plants in this list are responsible for some, or a lot of cars that the company produces. The Corvette plant in Kentucky, on the other hand, builds only one car—the Corvette. After the start of Assembly in flint, Michigan, Corvette production was moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1954. Then production moved again, when it was built factory “Bowling Green”, and now 30 years later it still builds nothing like the iconic GM sports car.
Bentley – Crewe, England
In Crewe, England and collect the Bentley. Produce them to this day, although the plant has its roots far in 1938, when it was built and used for its intended purpose, for the production of aircraft engines Rolls-Royce.
After World War II the plant was converted for vehicle production. For many years he produced as Bentley and Rolls-Royce, but when Volkswagen bought Bentley factory Crewe switched only for the construction of the latter.
Rolls-Royce – Goodwood, England
When Rolls-Royce was acquired by BMW, so she needed a new place to manufacture their vehicles. The chosen location is in front of the Goodwood circuit in England, where Rolls-Royce would remain a British brand, despite the new German owner.
For elegant cars were built elegant plant with cubic trees in the garden to advertise their products.
Lotus Hethel, England
For a company like Lotus, which is famous for its technology for sports cars, race track near it is a harsh necessity, not a whim of the Director.
In 1966 Lotus moved to Hethel, England, where he obtained access to the local airport. For many years Lotus have reshaped the airfield under its own test track.
At the moment, Lotus is owned by Chinese car company Geely, but it is still in the city Hethel (Norfolk).
Mazda – Hiroshima, Japan
It’s been almost 100 years since Mazda was founded in Hiroshima, Japan. To this day its headquarters is still located at this place, on the picturesque Bay of Hiroshima.
In the old days the company was known as “Toyo Cork Kogyo company,” although our cars have always bore the name Mazda. Officially the change of name occurred in the 1980s.
What is surprising is that this factory survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during the Second World War. Sad and crazy story.
Ferrari – Maranello, Italy
A small town in Italy – Maranello – quite well known for its headquarters of Ferrari. While Enzo Ferrari originally started the business in Modena, he moved to the Ferrari factory in Maranello in 1943. Since then, the company and its plant are there.
Lamborghini – Sant’agata, Italy
The town is named after Saint Agatha Sicilian, Sant’agata is home to the main competitor Ferrari, – Lamborghini. Founded in 1963 the company at first had only two goals: to make the best sports cars in Italy and to throw the challenge main rival Ferrari.
Lamborghini still builds its cars in the same location for over 50 years. For a manufacturing company of luxury cars, founded by a man who began with the construction of the tractors, that’s an impressive result.
Porsche – Stuttgart, Germany
When Ferdinand Porsche started his company in Stuttgart in 1931, Porsche actually built their own cars. From tanks for the military, to the first people’s car – Volkswagen Beetle, that’s how it all began. The Porsche was quite a rich history of production cars that were not of his name.
Only after the appearance of the Porsche 356, the company has indeed achieved success under own brand. Nowadays, you’ll never guess, looking at the factory is that it is rooted in the 1930-ies.
McLaren – Woking, England
While many manufacturers participate in the race for prestige, very few originated in most of these races. The company’s founder Bruce McLaren was a Formula 1 driver, who had the idea that he can create his own team. It happened in 1963. Success was not long in coming, the small factory with its headquarters in Woking, was built and began to flourish.
The company was not involved in building road cars until the 1990s, when she amazed the world with a brand new McLaren F1. Now on site in Woking is a whole technology group McLaren (McLaren Technology Group).
Volkswagen – Wolfsburg, Germany
Along with Porsche, the history of Volkswagen goes back to 1930-m to years. Wolfsburg was chosen as the location of the plant, which will build a “people’s car” beetle. The yard was in 1938.
The second world nearly killed production of “Bug”, but Volkswagen has slowly recovered from the devastation.
In our days the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg – a huge. However, in the heart of the intricacies of the shops you can see the first factory, that started it all.