This month the U.S. Tesla Motors opens its European distribution center in Tilburg. For this market leader in the field of electric vehicles Tilburg's strategic location in Europe. In 2013, the first copies of the award-winning Model S Tesla from Tilburg Europe go. "Tilburg is our strategic milestone for European expansion," said Vice President Global Services Joost de Vries of Tesla Motors. With the advent of the center will be an estimated 50 new jobs become available, and in the coming years is expected to follow a number of additional jobs.
In California in the United States-based Tesla Motors plays a leading role in the development and production of electric vehicles. Tesla succeeded in the first all-electric sedan on the market, the Model S. This now winning car accelerates in 4.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h without a drop of gasoline to use and can with the 85 kW variant battery unprecedented distance of 500 km accountable. The Model S has been in production since June this year. Tesla has from around the world for more than 13,000 reservations within. The overall production of the Model S for Europe is expected to start in early March 2013.
Tilburg perfect business location
Europe goes for Tesla Motors as one of the key markets for its international growth plans. On entering the European market Tilburg as a location for Tesla meant to play a key role. From the distribution will include logistics, spare parts and maintenance of Tesla products occur in Europe. The Tesla Model S drives later, after the final assembly operations from Tilburg Europe.
"The central location makes us Tilburg in the vicinity of our largest markets are located," said Vice President Global Services Joost de Vries of Tesla Motors. "We consider our office in Tilburg as a strategic milestone for our European expansion. Thanks to the help of the Brabant Development Agency (BOM) and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), which for us has been invaluable, we have a perfect location location found in Europe. "
Tesla's choice to Tilburg to establish, was born out of a two-year, intensive cooperation with the BOM, the NFIA, the municipality of Tilburg, CBRE Group (as a real estate advisor Tesla) and DTZ (as representative of owner building Syntrus Achmea). "Together we have Tesla guided through the entire process of finding a suitable location," said Senior Project Investment Promotion Bodo de Wit of the BOM: "We are the company with the information needed for a location decision from the country that the best choice would be to find the definitive establishment location of 19,000 square meters in Tilburg. We have several site visits and property viewings care, acquaintances organized with experts in Brabant in the field of HR and logistics, our guidance taken around fiscal aspects and important contacts between Tesla and the relevant authorities. Now we focus on our activities include recruiting new staff. "
Tesla Motors is located in Tilburg on industrial Vossenberg and opens its doors this month. "Tesla is a wonderful asset to Tilburg," said Alderman for Economic Affairs Erik Knight. "The city is living proof yet again that its central location and excellent intermodal connections via motorways, railways and water conditions are excellent establishment. In addition, the choice of Tesla clearly Tilburg closely linked to the high-tech and automotive industries in Southern Netherlands as High Tech Campus in Eindhoven and Helmond AutomotiveCampusNL. "
According to Deputy Economy Bert Pauli of the Province of North Brabant, the arrival of Tesla strengthening the Brabant position in the field of electric vehicles. "Tesla's choice to Tilburg in the Netherlands and to establish, in many ways crucial for our province. The company mission regarding the sustainability of electric mobility and energy, is closely related to the focus and skills in this area. The highly developed logistics infrastructure and highly skilled workforce in Brabant offer the company a solid foundation for its expansion in Europe. We welcome the company warmly in our province and look forward to further cooperation on Tesla's road to success. "