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Grohmann Engineering being acquired to help manufacture of Model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by omarti, Nov 8, 2016.

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  1. omarti

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    Looks like Tesla is making all the right moves to ensure I get my Model 3 on time. I like how aggressive they're being about it.
     
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    There's a reason Elon moved his desk to the line! Also opens the door for overseas manufacturing in big way.
     
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    Lots of smart moves lately
     
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    I briefly read Electrek's article on this. But does anyone know what tasks Grohmann has specifically been working on for the Model ≡? Or what Grohmann has done in the past that relates to it? I'm just curious if it'll give us any clues about features or design details for the car.
     
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    Here is a photo that I dont think I have seen of a 3 yet

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    MissAutobahn Elon, please ramp up Fremont in ludicrous mode!

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    Right!
    Because this is a picture of a Model S :p
     
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    Pretty sure that's an S. It's a fastback/hatchback style like the S
     
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    I guess you're right,but the trunk did not look right.
     
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    And in addition, what other (non-Tesla) relationships Grohmann may have, who may have contractual obligations that extend for some time? Those could represent either unwanted baggage, or a competitive benefit (by taking a resource used by others off the table).
     
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    There is no Model 3 assembly line yet either ....
     
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    According to the Q3 letter last month:
     
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    I wonder how many of Grohmann's contracts will be lost in this process. A manufacturer wouldn't want proprietary information in the hands of those designing machines for their own competition. If Tesla paid them in stock, maybe that changed the calculations though.
     
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    MissAutobahn Elon, please ramp up Fremont in ludicrous mode!

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    #14 MissAutobahn, Nov 8, 2016
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    Congrats to Tesla and Grohmann!
    My first thoughts were: "Prüm is very close to Belgium. A European "Fremont2" factory might come to Belgium, close to Tilburg assembly?

    Grohmann will be responsible for the interior equipments of all future "machine-that-build-the-machine", I guess.
    Elon bought 700 highly motivated mostly german people. The CEO himself will stay, so this is a win-win-win situation.
     
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    Wunderbar
     
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    Anyone know offhand any prior large projects Grohmann has worked on?
     
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    Red Sage The Cybernetic Samurai

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    You can tell by the tail light area. Seen from the side, the forward point goes downward on the Model S. It goes upward on the Model ☰.

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    Meaning, all they've done is lay them out, they haven't begun installing things yet, so .. there is no assembly line yet.
     
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    #19 nativewolf, Nov 8, 2016
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    Grohmann Engineering GmbH

    Investment firm made investment years ago, their report gives some insight into where the company is today in terms of revenues and growth. 6% growth a year since 96, nice german family owned entity. Experience in battery and automotive as well as other fields such as pharma and semiconductors.
     
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    I know Elon early on basically said that if a supplier couldn't meet the deadlines that they would bring it in house.... I assumed he meant they would bring in the task, not the entire supplier.
     
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