There are two tours available:
Please note that while the tours are scheduled for 1.5 hours, due to logistics and travel times they may take up to 2 hours.
How a BMW automobile is created
Up to 750 premium standard BMW vehicles are produced at the Leipzig plant with the aid of highly qualified employees and innovative production technology. Each BMW automobile is individually produced and tailor-made to the client's wishes and preferences. Several thousand parts in many different colours and sizes and thousands of production stages are necessary before the vehicle is ready to start what is often a long journey to the client.
Every traditional BMW vehicle built in the Leipzig plant passes through the pressing plant, body shop, paint shop and assembly, and sophisticated logistics are vital to the whole production system. It takes less than 40 hours to build a BMW in Leipzig including the completion of rigorous quality checks.
In recent years, the BMW Group has invested approximately 400 million euros to enlarge the plant. In addition to standard car production, the plant now produces electric cars with CFK lightweight bodies. The series production of the BMW i3 began here in September 2013 and production of the BMW i8 began in May 2014.
This tour will allow Summit participants to take a behind-the-scenes look at the BMW Leipzig Plant including the unique central building, designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid.
Meeting point: Transport Desk, Level -1, Congress Center Leipzig
There are three tours available:
Porsche Leipzig. More emotions per hour
The Porsche assembly plant in Leipzig incorporates the latest advances in car manufacturing to meet customers’ needs and expectations, where modern modular manufacturing allows flexible demand-orientated vehicle production. In close collaboration with well-established service providers, the production process can be dynamically adapted at any time to meet current requirements. Moreover, modular production improves quality as well as reducing costs.
To date, Porsche has invested approximately EUR 1.3 billion in the Leipzig site. Since August 2002, the Cayenne has been built in Leipzig, and between 2003 and 2006, the small series of the now legendary super sports car, the Carrera GT was produced here. By May 2006, three of these super sports cars were being hand assembled each day. Panamera, the fourth series outdoor four-seater sports coupé has been built at the Leipzig plant since 2009. A further enlargement of the plant is underway and will allow it to incorporate full production of the Panamera.
In March 2011 Porsche made the decision to build the Macan, the fifth Porsche model line, in Leipzig. For the production of the Macan, Porsche built a new factory unit with body shop and paint shop which became operational in February 2014.
The tour of the Porsche plant will provide Summit participants with an exclusive opportunity to see first-hand how these extraordinary vehicles take shape.