National Geographic ChannelNat Geo Wild
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First, travel to the little village of Sant’Agata Bologna, Italy, where the “bad boys” of the sports car pantheon are hand-building the fastest Lamborghini ever – the Murcielago SV.

Then head north for the royal treatment at the Rolls-Royce factory in England and see why each ultra-luxurious Phantom takes two months to build.

Watch how IKEA’s Billy bookcase – 40 million of which have been sold over three decades – comes to be in a matter of minutes at an IKEA factory in Sweden.

Shift gears at the Audi factory in Germany and see why the revolutionary R8 road car is forcing Hollywood to change its endings before racing to visit the birthplace of the iconic Porsche 911.

Finally, fly south to Brazil where each New York Super Subway car gets over 2,500 welds before it journeys north to New York for assembly and final inspection.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Megafactories: Jaguar Xj
    For many of us, theres nothing quite as cool as a factory - the deafening whirr of huge machines, the mechanized march of thousands of parts on conveyor belts, the spinning, grabbing, twisting, bending and turning that magically convert raw materials and parts into todays coolest products trucks, twinkies, beer, and cool gadgets of all kinds. Theres a visual allure to the automated assembly process that we can watch forever. Of course, the demand for these products continues to grow. This dizzying spiral of more, faster, better, cheaper gets more intense every day. The most successful factories are under tremendous pressure to produce. So factories continue to get bigger, and their engineers and managers continue to use the most cutting-edge science, technology and even psychology to make them produce faster, higher quality products - all at cheaper and cheaper prices.
  • Megafactories: Eurofighter
    For many of us, theres nothing quite as cool as a factory - the deafening whirr of huge machines, the mechanized march of thousands of parts on conveyor belts, the spinning, grabbing, twisting, bending and turning that magically convert raw materials and parts into todays coolest products trucks, twinkies, beer, and cool gadgets of all kinds. Theres a visual allure to the automated assembly process that we can watch forever. Of course, the demand for these products continues to grow. This dizzying spiral of more, faster, better, cheaper gets more intense every day. The most successful factories are under tremendous pressure to produce. So factories continue to get bigger, and their engineers and managers continue to use the most cutting-edge science, technology and even psychology to make them produce faster, higher quality products - all at cheaper and cheaper prices.
  • Megafactories: Lamborghini
    For many of us, theres nothing quite as cool as a factory - the deafening whirr of huge machines, the mechanized march of thousands of parts on conveyor belts, the spinning, grabbing, twisting, bending and turning that magically convert raw materials and parts into todays coolest products trucks, twinkies, beer, and cool gadgets of all kinds. Theres a visual allure to the automated assembly process that we can watch forever. Of course, the demand for these products continues to grow. This dizzying spiral of more, faster, better, cheaper gets more intense every day. The most successful factories are under tremendous pressure to produce. So factories continue to get bigger, and their engineers and managers continue to use the most cutting-edge science, technology and even psychology to make them produce faster, higher quality products - all at cheaper and cheaper prices.
  • Megafactories: Rolls Royce
    For many of us, theres nothing quite as cool as a factory - the deafening whirr of huge machines, the mechanized march of thousands of parts on conveyor belts, the spinning, grabbing, twisting, bending and turning that magically convert raw materials and parts into todays coolest products trucks, twinkies, beer, and cool gadgets of all kinds. Theres a visual allure to the automated assembly process that we can watch forever. Of course, the demand for these products continues to grow. This dizzying spiral of more, faster, better, cheaper gets more intense every day. The most successful factories are under tremendous pressure to produce. So factories continue to get bigger, and their engineers and managers continue to use the most cutting-edge science, technology and even psychology to make them produce faster, higher quality products - all at cheaper and cheaper prices.
  • Megafactories: Audi
    For many of us, theres nothing quite as cool as a factory - the deafening whirr of huge machines, the mechanized march of thousands of parts on conveyor belts, the spinning, grabbing, twisting, bending and turning that magically convert raw materials and parts into todays coolest products trucks, twinkies, beer, and cool gadgets of all kinds. Theres a visual allure to the automated assembly process that we can watch forever. Of course, the demand for these products continues to grow. This dizzying spiral of more, faster, better, cheaper gets more intense every day. The most successful factories are under tremendous pressure to produce. So factories continue to get bigger, and their engineers and managers continue to use the most cutting-edge science, technology and even psychology to make them produce faster, higher quality products - all at cheaper and cheaper prices.
  • Megafactories: Porsche
    For many of us, theres nothing quite as cool as a factory - the deafening whirr of huge machines, the mechanized march of thousands of parts on conveyor belts, the spinning, grabbing, twisting, bending and turning that magically convert raw materials and parts into todays coolest products trucks, twinkies, beer, and cool gadgets of all kinds. Theres a visual allure to the automated assembly process that we can watch forever. Of course, the demand for these products continues to grow. This dizzying spiral of more, faster, better, cheaper gets more intense every day. The most successful factories are under tremendous pressure to produce. So factories continue to get bigger, and their engineers and managers continue to use the most cutting-edge science, technology and even psychology to make them produce faster, higher quality products - all at cheaper and cheaper prices.
  • Megafactories: Ikea
    For many of us, theres nothing quite as cool as a factory - the deafening whirr of huge machines, the mechanized march of thousands of parts on conveyor belts, the spinning, grabbing, twisting, bending and turning that magically convert raw materials and parts into todays coolest products trucks, twinkies, beer, and cool gadgets of all kinds. Theres a visual allure to the automated assembly process that we can watch forever. Of course, the demand for these products continues to grow. This dizzying spiral of more, faster, better, cheaper gets more intense every day. The most successful factories are under tremendous pressure to produce. So factories continue to get bigger, and their engineers and managers continue to use the most cutting-edge science, technology and even psychology to make them produce faster, higher quality products - all at cheaper and cheaper prices.
  • Megafactories: Super Subway
    For many of us, theres nothing quite as cool as a factory - the deafening whirr of huge machines, the mechanized march of thousands of parts on conveyor belts, the spinning, grabbing, twisting, bending and turning that magically convert raw materials and parts into todays coolest products trucks, twinkies, beer, and cool gadgets of all kinds. Theres a visual allure to the automated assembly process that we can watch forever. Of course, the demand for these products continues to grow. This dizzying spiral of more, faster, better, cheaper gets more intense every day. The most successful factories are under tremendous pressure to produce. So factories continue to get bigger, and their engineers and managers continue to use the most cutting-edge science, technology and even psychology to make them produce faster, higher quality products - all at cheaper and cheaper prices.
  • Megafactories: Coca-Cola
    For many of us, theres nothing quite as cool as a factory - the deafening whirr of huge machines, the mechanized march of thousands of parts on conveyor belts, the spinning, grabbing, twisting, bending and turning that magically convert raw materials and parts into todays coolest products trucks, twinkies, beer, and cool gadgets of all kinds. Theres a visual allure to the automated assembly process that we can watch forever. Of course, the demand for these products continues to grow. This dizzying spiral of more, faster, better, cheaper gets more intense every day. The most successful factories are under tremendous pressure to produce. So factories continue to get bigger, and their engineers and managers continue to use the most cutting-edge science, technology and even psychology to make them produce faster, higher quality products - all at cheaper and cheaper prices.
  • Megafactories: Bentley
    For many of us, theres nothing quite as cool as a factory - the deafening whirr of huge machines, the mechanized march of thousands of parts on conveyor belts, the spinning, grabbing, twisting, bending and turning that magically convert raw materials and parts into todays coolest products trucks, twinkies, beer, and cool gadgets of all kinds. Theres a visual allure to the automated assembly process that we can watch forever. Of course, the demand for these products continues to grow. This dizzying spiral of more, faster, better, cheaper gets more intense every day. The most successful factories are under tremendous pressure to produce. So factories continue to get bigger, and their engineers and managers continue to use the most cutting-edge science, technology and even psychology to make them produce faster, higher quality products - all at cheaper and cheaper prices.
  • Megafactories: Ferrari
    Witness the creation of the newest and most powerful Ferrari ever from molten metal Witness the birth of a Ferrari from molten metal inside one of the most advanced automobile factories on the planet
  • Megafactories: Trucks
    In this Mega Factories episode, viewers will see the ultimate test of strength as giant robotic arms, capable of lifting over 8000 kilograms, are put to the test of lifting the trucks entire chassis.
  • Megafactories: John Deere
    Covering more than 300,000 square metres, the John Deere factory houses more than 2000 employees, 49 robotic welders, eight laser cutters and 14 kilometres of overhead track, all of which help stamp, press, cut and weld 60,000 tons of steel into the John Deere STS Combine a harvesting mega-machine.
  • Megafactories: Tank
    The 70-ton Abrams tank, one of the world's most powerful land weapon systems, is regularly stripped and refurbished at a US army factory. Their production-line secrets are revealed.
  • Megafactories: Apache Helicopters
    The Apache is perhaps the most lethal attack helicopter in the world. Go to the Boeing plant in Mesa, Arizona to see how this battle tank of the air is built and how it has evolved from the days of the Huey in Vietnam into a Cold War tank destroyer and now a 21st century digital fighter. Workers at the Boeing plant, and the men who actually fight the battles, reveal the secrets of this deadly fighting machine.
  • Megafactories: Lego
    For many of us, theres nothing quite as cool as a factory - the deafening whirr of huge machines, the mechanized march of thousands of parts on conveyor belts, the spinning, grabbing, twisting, bending and turning that magically convert raw materials and parts into todays coolest products trucks, twinkies, beer, and cool gadgets of all kinds. Theres a visual allure to the automated assembly process that we can watch forever. Of course, the demand for these products continues to grow. This dizzying spiral of more, faster, better, cheaper gets more intense every day. The most successful factories are under tremendous pressure to produce. So factories continue to get bigger, and their engineers and managers continue to use the most cutting-edge science, technology and even psychology to make them produce faster, higher quality products - all at cheaper and cheaper prices.
  • Megafactories: Alstom Train
    For many of us, theres nothing quite as cool as a factory - the deafening whirr of huge machines, the mechanized march of thousands of parts on conveyor belts, the spinning, grabbing, twisting, bending and turning that magically convert raw materials and parts into todays coolest products trucks, twinkies, beer, and cool gadgets of all kinds. Theres a visual allure to the automated assembly process that we can watch forever. Of course, the demand for these products continues to grow. This dizzying spiral of more, faster, better, cheaper gets more intense every day. The most successful factories are under tremendous pressure to produce. So factories continue to get bigger, and their engineers and managers continue to use the most cutting-edge science, technology and even psychology to make them produce faster, higher quality products - all at cheaper and cheaper prices.
  • Megafactories: Heineken
    For many of us, theres nothing quite as cool as a factory - the deafening whirr of huge machines, the mechanized march of thousands of parts on conveyor belts, the spinning, grabbing, twisting, bending and turning that magically convert raw materials and parts into todays coolest products trucks, twinkies, beer, and cool gadgets of all kinds. Theres a visual allure to the automated assembly process that we can watch forever. Of course, the demand for these products continues to grow. This dizzying spiral of more, faster, better, cheaper gets more intense every day. The most successful factories are under tremendous pressure to produce. So factories continue to get bigger, and their engineers and managers continue to use the most cutting-edge science, technology and even psychology to make them produce faster, higher quality products - all at cheaper and cheaper prices.
  • Megafactories: Megafactories: Wargaming
  • Megafactories: Harley Davidson
    The Harley-Davidson V-Rod is the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle to go from 0 to 96 kilometres per hour in just 3.52 seconds nearly twice as fast as any other Harley bike. At the Harley-Davidson factory in Kansas City, U.S., it is up to the engineers, designers and factory workers to ensure the V-Rods creative look can handle the high speeds for which it was designed while maintaining the signature Harley-Davidson style that consumers expect.
  • Megafactories: Speed Rail
    For many of us, theres nothing quite as cool as a factory - the deafening whirr of huge machines, the mechanized march of thousands of parts on conveyor belts, the spinning, grabbing, twisting, bending and turning that magically convert raw materials and parts into todays coolest products trucks, twinkies, beer, and cool gadgets of all kinds. Theres a visual allure to the automated assembly process that we can watch forever. Of course, the demand for these products continues to grow. This dizzying spiral of more, faster, better, cheaper gets more intense every day. The most successful factories are under tremendous pressure to produce. So factories continue to get bigger, and their engineers and managers continue to use the most cutting-edge science, technology and even psychology to make them produce faster, higher quality products - all at cheaper and cheaper prices.
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