Tesla facilities in Tilburg

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Tesla facilities in Tilburg
Tesla's car European assembly plant and headquarters are located in the Netherlands
Tesla's car European assembly plant and headquarters are located in the Netherlands
Location of Tesla facilities in Tilburg, NL
LocationVossenberg, Tilburg, NL
Owner(s)Tesla, Inc.

Tesla, Inc. has several factory buildings in the industrial zone of Vossenberg, Tilburg, in the Netherlands. In December 2012 a European Distribution Centre in Tilburg was announced, acting as the European parts and services headquarters.[1] The Tesla Tilburg assembly plant handles final assembly of Tesla electric vehicles for delivery within Europe.[2]


As of late 2018 Tesla had three factory buildings in the Vossenberg industrial area of Tilburg, 15 kilometres (10 mi) north of the Belgium–Netherlands border. The factory buildings are close to the Wilhelminakanaal (nl) allowing for water-based delivery of intermodal containers arriving via the Port of Rotterdam.

European distribution centre[edit]

The first 18,900-square-metre (200,000 sq ft) Tesla facility started production of completed Tesla Model S cars on 22 August 2013.[3][4] It was Tesla's first factory outside California.[5]

Final assembly plant[edit]

By late-2015 the assembly plant was in the process of doubling capacity from 200 cars per week, to 450 cars per week.[5] The factory used for final assembly has a 3.4-megawatt rooftop photovoltaic power station.[2] Vehicles arrive from Tesla Factory in Fremont California with the interior fully fitted out to the customer's requested trim level. The battery pack and electric drive-train components which are shipped separately.[5] The factory building contains a 750-metre-long (2,460 ft) indoor test track with the back straight allowing speeds of 110 kilometres per hour (70 mph).[5]

Third building[edit]

In mid-2018 Tesla took control of a third building with an area of 36,000 square metres (390,000 sq ft), approximately 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) east of the headquarters building.[6] The building had been certified by BREEAM as having a "very good" sustainability rating.[7] Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reported that it was likely to be used by Tesla for electric vehicle parts distribution.[8]

In October 2017 the original developers Ontwikkelingscombinatie Scheg had sold the nearly-completed building to Standard Life Aberdeen investment organisation.[9]


  1. ^ Davies, Alex (14 December 2012). "Tesla Is Moving Into Europe". Business Insider. Retrieved 13 September 2018. new European Distribution Center
  2. ^ a b Alvarez, Simon (16 January 2018). "Tesla's Tilburg assembly plant has an expansive rooftop solar installation". Teslarati. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. ^ Isidore, Chris (10 September 2013). "Tesla kicks off European expansion". CNN. Retrieved 23 September 2018. factory in Tilburg, the Netherlands started production on
  4. ^ Ayre, James (1 September 2013). "Tesla Hits Europe — New Assembly Plant In Holland, The Netherlands". Clean Technia. Retrieved 23 September 2018. 18,900 m2 assembly plant will now receive nearly complete Model S units shipped over from the US for final assembly
  5. ^ a b c d McNamara, Phil (25 September 2015). "Tesla's Dutch factory to double production for Model S and Model X crossover". Car. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  6. ^ Alvarez, Simon (23 September 2018). "Tesla's new Tilburg site hints at new storage and parts center ahead of Model 3 EU push". Teslarati. Retrieved 23 September 2018. (36,000 square meters) and is located at Vossenbergseweg, close to Tesla's assembly plant and delivery center.
  7. ^ "Logistic Excellence Tilburg" (in Dutch). Conferm. Retrieved 23 September 2018. Het DC is BREEAM "Very Good" gecertificeerd.
  8. ^ Ackermans, Ben (21 September 2018). "Tesla rijdt in Tilburg door naar vestiging nummer 3" [Tesla rides into Tilburg location number 3] (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Standard Life invests in 35,000 sqm distribution centre in Tilburg". Industrial Real Estate Partners. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2018.

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