Update on Leica Production

In an article on mittlehessen.de (translate to English) we can glean a few details about Leica's production - where it stands and perhaps more importantly - where it's headed. Here are a few key points worth noting:

  • Despite extra work shifts, a serious backlog exists
  • In the spring of 2013, Leica will move production to the new Wetzlar "Leica Park"
  • This autumn, Leica will present their detailed plans about it to the public
  • Leica has increased lens production from 63 to 120 lenses per day, with plans to increase it to 240 lenses per day

There is also a rumor that Leica will open a second assembly line in October (though this is unconfirmed).