The graceful dance of the 387 yellow robots extends as far as the eye can see. They twirl and spin on a 35,000-square-metre stage, and everywhere you look gleaming sheets of metal are being manoeuvred, moulded and combined. Welding sparks spit and fly, a new section is formed and the contours of a car gradually emerge, piece by piece. “Macan” is the Indonesian word for tiger and also the name of a compact utility vehicle manufactured in Leipzig by Porsche. In Leipzig, “highly qualified employees manufacture exceedingly complex products to Porsche’s exceptional quality standards,” says Dr Oliver Blume, the member of the Porsche Executive Board responsible for production.