Tesla Establishes Automation Center In Germany With Grohmann Engineering Acquisition

Posted: Nov 8 2016, 9:38am CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Tesla Establishes Automation Center in Germany with Grohmann Engineering Acquisition
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Formation of Tesla Advanced Automation Germany announced.

Tesla goes where quality cars are made. Elon Musk's Tesla announced today the formation of Tesla Advanced Automation Germany, accelerating a sustainable energy future is only possible with high-volume factories. Tesla acquires Grohmann Engineering.

Led by founder and CEO Klaus Grohmann, Grohmann Engineering is one of the world leaders in highly automated methods of manufacturing. This transaction will bring Mr. Grohmann’s leadership, a world-class team and unique expertise in-house.

Moreover, it will serve as the initial base for Tesla Advanced Automation Germany headquarters, with other locations to follow. We expect to add over 1,000 advanced engineering and skilled technician jobs in Germany over the next two years.

Under the continued leadership of Mr. Grohmann, several critical elements of Tesla’s automated manufacturing systems will be designed and produced in Prüm, Germany, to help make our factories the most advanced in the world.

To date, Tesla has increased the production rate at the Fremont Factory by 400% in four years, and the company expects this acquisition to accelerate that growth rate.

While the agreement is contingent upon clearance from regulators, including in Germany, Tesla hope to have full approval and close the acquisition in early 2017.

After increasing the output target to 500,000 cars per year by 2018, Tesla began searching for the best engineering talent in automated manufacturing systems. Today, we are excited to announce that Tesla has entered into an agreement to acquire Grohmann Engineering, a world-renowned engineering company in Prüm, Germany, which will become Tesla Grohmann Automation.

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