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Discussion in 'Model 3' started by omarti, Nov 8, 2016.
Just saw this posted on Engadget.
Tesla buys an engineering firm to meet Model 3 production goals
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.
There's a reason Elon moved his desk to the line! Also opens the door for overseas manufacturing in big way.
Lots of smart moves lately
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.
Here is a photo that I dont think I have seen of a 3 yet
Because this is a picture of a Model S
Pretty sure that's an S. It's a fastback/hatchback style like the S
I guess you're right,but the trunk did not look right.
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).
There is no Model 3 assembly line yet either ....
According to the Q3 letter last month:
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.
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.
Anyone know offhand any prior large projects Grohmann has worked on?
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 ☰.
Meaning, all they've done is lay them out, they haven't begun installing things yet, so .. there is no assembly line yet.
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.
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.