Lets have a look at the 10 largest factories in the world. Most of them belong to famous global automobile corporations.
1. Car factory of Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, Germany
This is considered the largest automobile factory in the world with a floor area of up to 6.5 million m2. It was so big that employees were free to use bicycles to move around. Every year, this factory supplies more than 40 million cars to the world market. The 20-storey twin tower filled with cars is one of the factory’s most impressive points.
2. Hyundai Motor’s factory in Ulsan, South Korea
Ulsan city, located about 400 km south of Seoul, is considered the “kingdom” of Hyundai – the second largest corporation in Korea with a super-large production facility of 5.050.000m². It consists of five separate factories and is able to produce one vehicle every 12 seconds, equivalent to 1.53 million vehicles per year. Not only that, this production facility also includes a private hospital, fire services, road systems, sewage treatment plants, restaurants and entertainment areas as a closed city.
3. Aalsmeer flower auction house, Netherlands
Not simply an auction house, Aalsmeer is also the largest building in the world with an area of 518,000m², 740m long and 700m wide. The auction rooms in the Aalsmeer area are similar to the places where other goods are sold, only in particular the more fragrant aroma. The lines of buyers are facing the clock, counting down the time, waiting for the price to be determined. Trade is calculated in seconds. An estimated 25 million species of flowers from all over the world are sold here. During holidays such as Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day, sales from Aalsmeer florist increase significantly.
4. Tesla factory in California, USA
Located in Fremont, California, Tesla’s 510,000m² factory specializes in the production of electric vehicles and electric drive components. However, this factory is not built by Tesla from the beginning. In 2010, they spent $ 42 million to buy the plant, which was then owned by General Motors and Toyota. Tesla’s well-known cars such as Tesla Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Roadster are all produced here.
5. Boeing’s aircraft manufacturing plant in Everett, USA
Boeing’s factory in Everett, Washington, USA is one of the greatest in the world. It has a floor area of up to 398,000m² and spreads over an area of about 98.3 ha. This is where the world’s largest civil aircraft such as the 747-8 Intercontinental super transport aircraft and two of the world’s leading passenger aircraft are assembled, 777 Worldliner and 787 Dreamliner. This factory receives more than 110,000 visitors a year.
6. Mitsubishi Motors North America factory
Mitsubishi Motors North America was founded in 1981 with the aim to monitor the production, assembly, sales, research and development of Mitsubishi car brands across the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and Canada through a “huge” network of more than 700 agents.
To meet the region’s ever-increasing demand, the company built a 220,000m² plant, mainly producing various vehicles such as Mitsubishi Galant, Eclipse, Eclipse Spyder, Endeavor and Chrysler Sebring. This factory is currently located in Normal, Illinois, USA.
7. Automobile factory of Chrysler, Illinois, USA
With an area of 330,000m², Belvidere factory specializes in assembling famous Chrysler brands such as Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot and Dodge Dart. This is a super modern factory, mainly using robots in automobile assembly. There are currently more than 700 robots in this factory.
8. Target, USA warehouse
Target is currently the second largest discount retailer in the US so it is not surprising that the company needs warehouses with huge capacity. Up to now, its warehouse, called Targets Import Warehouse, is at the top position with a total floor area of 185,800m². It was built to distribute imported products to its internal distribution centers. Apart from this, Target also has three other large warehouses.
9. Jean-Luc Lagardère factory, France
The plant is in charge of final assembly of the 800-seat Airbus A380 aircraft, which costs $ 428 million. Parts of the previous Airbus A380 aircraft were produced at locations such as Spain, England and Germany and were then brought here for assembly. Located in Toulouse-Blagnac, the Jean-Luc Lagardère factory has a floor area of 122,500m².
10. Fabric factory of Lauma, Latvia
Lauma is currently one of the largest companies in the textile industry, so it is understandable if its fabric factory in Liepāja, Latvia is ranked among the largest in the world. This factory has a total area of 115,645m² with a length of 225m, width 505m./