Koenigsegg Announces Plans To Build New Production Facility And Test Track
Sweden’s “megacar” manufacturer, Koenigsegg announced today that it will be expanding its production site in Angelholm. The automaker will add a 322,917 square-foot (30,000 square-meter) space to build the Gemera and do much more.
Connected to Koenigsegg’s existing office building, the new addition will be located on the grounds of Valhall park, where Sweden’s jet fighters used to park. As such, the vehicles built in this extension will continue to use the Ghost badge as a reference to the F10 Air Force Ghost Squadron.
The plant’s design is inspired by the shingled layout of old Swedish factories, which allows lots of daylight into the building from one side and the extensive use of solar panels on the other.
Inside, the production facility will have an open layout and the building is geared for growth to accommodate the Gemera program. Not all of the space will be dedicated to production, however, Koenigsegg is also planning to create an “ultra-modern customer lounge” where buyers will be able to specify their car in real-time at full scale. Future product announcements and unveilings will also be made in the space.
For those lucky enough to visit the facility, there will also be an experience center. The 800 square-meter (8,611 square-foot) facility will feature cars from Koenigsegg’s past and present, which will be on rotation in the gallery space alongside unique ways to learn about the company’s history.
Koenigsegg isn’t just making plans for inside, either. It will build manicured exterior spaces for its employees with outdoor dining areas, tree pods for outdoor meetings, and, most excitingly, an on-site test track. Complete with technical corners to accommodate on-location pre-delivery testing and prototyping trials, the track will facilitate the automaker’s in-house design approach.
To meet the expanding size of its physical space, Koenigsegg says it will have to expand the size of its staff. The company will be hiring another 100 engineers and 150 production staff by the end of 2023. In all, it expects to employ 800 people by that time.
“Looking back at where we started 27 years ago, it’s incredible to think of the journey we have been on,” said company founder Christian von Koenigsegg. “Our expansion is a mark of our past and future relevance where we are geared towards delivering bleeding-edge mobility tech and our handcrafted ultimate performance automobiles.”