By acquiring Grohmann Engineering, an engineering company and car supplier in 2016, Tesla has taken a strategic step forward. Now, in connection with the imminent completion of the construction of the company's factory in Germany, it seems Tesla has decided to expand the production facilities of Tesla Automation.
Tesla Automation GmbH (formerly Grohmann Engineering GmbH) is a German engineering automation company based in Prüm in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The product portfolio includes machinery for the production of microprocessors and memory chips, airbag sensors and power steering controllers, as well as systems for the production of car doors and roof seals, lithium-ion battery cells and modules. Among other things, the company manufactures robotics that are used in the battery and electronics production for Tesla (Wikipedia).
Tesla's number of products is growing every year, which means the company needs more parts for them. Since one of Tesla's new factories will soon begin operations in Germany, it seems logical that the company wants to expand its manufacturing capacity for parts.
@Humpidumpi2/Twitter, while visiting Tesla Automation area in Prüm found a new building under construction next to the main Tesla building. The new construction is on the other side of the road and has already made good progress. Footings and even a few precast reinforced concrete columns have been installed on the territory.
New Construction works at Tesla Grohmann Automation in Prüm, Germany.— 🔋Humpidumpi 🔋 (@Humpidumpi2) April 25, 2021
The pillars look familiar with those from GigaBerlin pic.twitter.com/WxCIMejzqe
It is unclear at this point whether the construction is actually Tesla's. However, the close proximity and need for the company to expand production facilities hint that there is a high probability that the facility belongs to Tesla.
At the moment, the Tesla Automation website has posted about 35 positions in Prüm. They belong to different areas of work and, among other things, include a few positions aimed at training specialists. Even if the building under construction is not owned by Tesla, the wider recruitment indicates an increasing effort by the company to increase its manufacturing capability.
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