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Sneak Peek at Life in the Tesla Motors Factory

Tesla Motors Factory

Global Equities Research analyst, Trip Chowdhry, takes a look behind the doors of the Tesla Motors Factory

In a rare opportunity, Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdry dives into the heart of the Tesla Motors Factory in Feemont, CA and accounts seeing an expansive two story production facility – enough to power the upcoming Model X and Model 3 – staffed with a deeply motivated and passionate workforce that’s thriving within a silicon valley-like culture.

Turn of the Tide

Chowdhry first took note of the high activity volume within the lobby floor, much different than just one year ago when activity was virtually non-existent. He compares the hustle to that of Silicon Valley’s Google and Facebook – known for its fast-paced and highly driven culture.

Much of the activity is from European and Asian suppliers looking to court Tesla in hopes to become a manufacturer for parts and modules for Tesla’s fleet of vehicles. Chowdry accounts there being a complete reversal in supplier equation than just one year ago.

  • Before: Tesla was searching for Suppliers and had zero leverage with them
  • Today: Suppliers are eager to work with Tesla and willing to agree to Tesla’s stringent quality and customization requirements

Having this upper hand not only creates more favorable Supplier economics, but also ensures top-notch engineering quality. The tides have definitely turned in all areas of Tesla Motors including its state selection of the Gigafactory.

Factory Expansion for Model X, Model 3 and Batteries

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