Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) is ramping up its efforts on the European market. The company announced it has officially opened its Tilburg Assembly Plant, a facility located in the namesake city in the Netherlands. Tesla said that the factory is to be the final assembly and distribution point for the European market. It will also serve as that market's center for service and parts. Earlier this month, the company made the first shipments of its high-profile Model S to customers on the continent.
The new plant is 18,900 square meters (203,438 square feet) in size and is roughly 80 kilometers (50 miles) inland from Rotterdam, Europe's largest port. The company touted the "high quality and availability" of local infrastructure, as well as the "excellent" local rail network in the area.
Tesla added that at the opening of the facility, customers from the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany received delivery of their first Model Ses.