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Tesla Buys Factory Automation Company Grohmann

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by SageBrush, Nov 8, 2016.

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  1. SageBrush

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    (*thread-duster*) Ahem, am I alone in thinking, "how did Ghromann get off the hook" during the Model 3 over-automation "crisis" ? I remember the news back after this happened from other automakers (as well as Grohmann staff) not being alltogether gleeful about plans to close off projects except in-house ones. It was to be expected as Tesla was demonstrating self-sufficiency in so many aspects of business, Elon has already said that the Gigafactory should be fed raw materials in, and finished products out (well, perhaps now with a few more people and/or maybe agile autonomous robots thrown into the mix).

    I had imagined that "Tesla Germany" or "Tesla Grohmann" group were going to play a key role in the design of the "machine that builds the machine" in the inaugural Model 3 design. But perhaps they have/had little to do with it, and are onto other projects, or still wrapping-up the 3rd party ones... and, while they seem to be known for manufacturing automation, but they also appear to design actual items and assemblies, so who knows..?
     
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    They "got off the hook" probably because Elon said "automate everything" and didn't listen to their recommendations.

    Elon is known for . . . going his own way.
     

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