“Neither our equipment nor our procedures can be compared with those of other car plants.”Christophe Piochon, Member of the Bugatti Board of Management, responsible for Production and Logistics
Many modifications to the facility at Molsheim were made for the assembly of the Chiron to take account of its higher performance and the generally more complex nature of the new product and its production process. Molsheim, France, with a population of less than 10,000, has been the home of Bugatti since the company was founded in 1909.
Christophe Piochon, Member of the Bugatti Board of Management responsible for Production and Logistics, watches over production, making sure that all processes run smoothly and there are no hitches. “Here in Molsheim, we have a small factory with a small warehouse. Neither our equipment nor our procedures can be compared with those of other car plants,” says the 40-year-old mechanical engineer, who worked in quality assurance with the Volkswagen Group before joining Bugatti. “’Just-in-time’ has a very special dimension for Bugatti,” he adds.
Usually, the customer will already have visited Molsheim several times by then. Following a test drive in a demonstration vehicle, the signature of the contract and the configuration of their own personal Chiron, customers welcome the opportunity to witness the creation of their vehicle personally during production in the Atelier. Those, who really want to, can even spend a day working on their own sports car.