On February 25 at about 5 a.m., a gas explosion occurred in the paint shop of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG Stuttgart, at the main factory in
Porsche is forming a crisis management team headed by production manager Michael Macht and staff association chairman Uwe Hück. Both already gathered first on-the-spot impressions of the damage a short time after the accident occurred. A works meeting was immediately called, at which the crisis management team informed workers on the early shift about the accident. The chairman of the board, Dr. Wendelin Wiedeking, was also continuously informed on the progress of the investigations.
According to present estimates, production of the 911 series will be at a standstill for at least two to three days. Daily production capacity at present is approximately 160 units. Since the body shell assembly, upholstery and engine assembly at the Zuffenhausen factory have not been affected, production of the