Tesla's new distribution centre and HQ in the Netherlands
California-based Tesla Motors has announced that it will begin operations this month at its new European Distribution Centre in Tilburg, the Netherlands.
Tesla's European service
This new facility will serve as Tesla's European service and parts headquarters, as well as the final assembly and distribution point for Model S vehicles sold in Europe. General production of European left-hand drive Model S is planned to begin in March 2014. Tesla's new 18,900 square meter facility is centrally located to enable efficient, timely and cost effective operations throughout Europe. In addition to parts warehousing, Tesla plans to utilize this facility for vehicle importing operations, final vehicle assembly and distribution, service headquarters, technical training operations, parts remanufacturing, collision repair and more. Around 50 new jobs will be created. Tesla is run by super-entrepreneur Elon Musk, the man behind PayPal, Space-X and whose new Hyperloop is a futuristic transportation project designed to travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles within half-an-hour, at a speed of 1000 Km/h. Tesla's decision to locate the new European Distribution Centre in Tilburg is the result of almost two years of on-going cooperation between Tesla, BOM Foreign Investments, NFIA (Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency), CBRE Group, Inc. and the City of Tilburg. Tesla is also relocating its European HQ from London to Amsterdam.