Porsche confirms it will build Cajun at Leipzig, will add 1,000 new jobs

2011 Porsche Cayenne
2011 Porsche Cayenne

On Nov. 29, 2010, Porsche confirmed that it will be building the compact Cajun SUV. Today, Porsche today announced that it will be building the Cajun at the company’s plant in Leipzig, in the Saxony region of Germany.

“Within the context of the ‘Cajun’ production, at least one thousand new jobs are to be created in Leipzig, and additional new jobs at Porsche in Zuffenhausen and Weissach,” Porsche said in a statement released today. “Subject to approval by the authorities, construction work at the 400 hectare (1.54 square miles) site is scheduled to begin in 2011.”

“During the production of the Cayenne and the Panamera, our Leipzig plant has impressively proved that it can produce premium vehicles of highest quality,” said Matthias Muller, chairman of the Porsche AG board of management. “The decision in favour of this location is proof of our trust in the skills and qualifications of our Leipzig associates, and at the same time another contribution to the economic advancement of the region.”

Since the Leipzig plant in Saxony launched production in 2002, it has been producing the Cayenne. After the first expansion, the Porsche Panamera was added to the mix. To date, Porsche has invested 280 million euro ($380 million USD) in Leipzig.

– By: Omar Rana