The Volkswagen Transparent Factory in Dresden is where they make Volkswagen’s luxury sedan, the Phaeton. The Transparent Factory is situated in the city center of Dresden, Germany. The factory’s walls are made almost completely of glass. Its floors are covered entirely in Canadian maple. Its visitor-friendly layout was designed to accommodate up to 500 tourists per day. There are no smokestacks, no loud noises, and no toxic byproducts. The floors are so clean, you can eat off them. Volkswagen have planted 350 trees in the grounds.
The transparent factory handles final assembly only. Operations such as stamping and welding and the painting of the steel bodies take place in Zwickau. Painted bodies arrive at the factory by truck. The other 1200 parts and 34 preassembled components are shipped to a remote logistics center and are transferred from there to the factory via CarGoTrams that run on Dresden’s public transport tracks.
No pictures or videos are allowed while inside the transparent factory. Good thing I can’t read German!