Porsche mulls factories in Asia, US: chief

16th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

Iconic Porsche 911 sportscars could in the future be produced in factories in Asia or the United States, the German firm's chief executive said on Sunday.

"This year, we are going to discuss whether to start assembly in Asia or North America," Matthias Mueller told Focus magazine.

"The main thing is that the car has 'Engineered by Porsche' on it. Where it is produced is no longer so important," he added.

Currently, the company manufactures its cars in factories in Leipzig, in eastern Germany and Stuttgart, in the west.

Porsche saw a strong gain in sales in 2010. Some 95,000 cars were delivered to customers last year, an increase of 25 percent.

© 2011 AFP

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