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Ultimate Factories

Ultimate Factories
File:Ultimate Factories dvd cover.jpg
DVD cover.
Format Documentary
Narrated by Christopher Cook
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 70
Production
Running time 50 minutes
Production companies Hoff Productions
Broadcast
Original channel National Geographic Channel
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original run 2006 (2006) – present
External links
Website
Production website

Ultimate Factories also known as Megafactories is an American documentary television series that premiered in 2006 on the National Geographic Channel. The program explores the inner workings of factories worldwide. Each episode profiles the machinery and manpower behind each factory's main product, featuring close-ups, breakdowns, interviews, and side stories to show the sequence of events to produce the product in the factory. Hoff Productions was one of the principal producers of this highly successful series. It also airs in non-US markets as Megafactories.

Episodes

As of 11 August 2013, the National Geographic Channel has broadcast the following episodes of the series:[1][2]

Season 1 (2006–2007)

Title Description © Year Original airdate
1 Ferrari Follows the production of the 599 GTB Fiorano car. 2006 20061109November 9, 2006
2 M-1 Tank Follows the production of the M1 Abrams main battle tank. 2006 20061130November 30, 2006
3 Harley-Davidson Follows the production of the Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorcycle. 2006 20070128January 28, 2007
4 Budweiser Follows the production of Budweiser beer. 2007 20070128January 28, 2007
5 Peterbilt Follows the production of the truck, model 387, at the Peterbilt factory in Denton, Texas. 2006 20070128January 28, 2007
6 John Deere Follows the production of the STS combine harvester. 2006 20070131January 31, 2007
7 Apache Helicopter Follows the production of the helicopter Boeing AH-64 Apache at the Boeing factory. 2006 20070215February 15, 2007

Season 2 (2007–2008)

Title Description © Year Original airdate
1 BMW Follows the production of the BMW Z4 car. 2007 20071129November 29, 2007
2 Corvette Follows the production of the Corvette Z06 car. 2007 20071129November 29, 2007
3 Winnebago Follows the production of the Winnebago motor homes, a type of recreational vehicle (RV). 2007 20080128January 28, 2008
4 Caterpillar Follows the production of the Caterpillar 797B. 2007 20080128January 28, 2008
5 UPS Worldport Megafactories episode name: "High-Speed Delivery". Follows the working of Worldport, worldwide air hub for United Parcel Service. 2007 20080612June 12, 2008
6 Fire Trucks Follows the production of a Pierce Manufacturing fire truck. 2007 20080619June 19, 2008
7 Armoured Cars 2008 Unknown

Season 3 (2009–2010)

Title Description © Year Original airdate
1 Lamborghini Follows the production of the Lamborghini Murcielago SV car. 2009 20091001October 1, 2009
2 Rolls-Royce Follows the production of the Rolls-Royce Phantom car, including an insight on the company's "Bespoke" program. 2009 20091008October 8, 2009
3 Camaro Follows the production of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Synergy Special Edition car. 2009 20091015October 15, 2009
4 Porsche Follows the production of the Porsche 911 GT3 car. 2009 20091022October 22, 2009
5 IKEA Follows the production of IKEA products at its factories in Poland and Sweden. 2009 20091101November 1, 2009
6 NYC Subway Car Follows the production of the R160 subway car. 2009 20091112November 12, 2009
7 Audi Follows the production of the Audi R8 car at Neckarsulm, Germany. 2009 20100313March 13, 2010
8 Chevy Volt Follows the production of the Chevrolet Volt. 2010 20100325March 25, 2010

Season 4 (2011)

Title Description © Year Original airdate
1 Dodge Challenger Follows the production of the third generation Dodge Challenger. 2010 20110203February 3, 2011
2 Maserati Follows the production of the Maserati GranTurismo. 2010 20110210February 10, 2011
3 Dodge Viper Follows the production of the 2010 Dodge Viper. 2010 20110217February 17, 2011
4 Mercedes-Benz Follows the production of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. 2010 20110224February 24, 2011
5 Bentley Follows the production of the Bentley Mulsanne. 2010 20110303March 3, 2011
6 Jack Daniel's Follows the production of Jack Daniel's Old No. 7. 2010 20110311March 11, 2011
7 Coca-Cola Follows the production of Coca-Cola. 2010 20110317March 17, 2011

Season (©2011)

Because the season number, episode number and airdate cannot be confirmed, these episodes are listed by their production / copyright year listed at the end of the credits of the show

Title Description © Year Original airdate
1 BMW X3 Follows the production of the BMW X3, a type of compact crossover SUV. 2011 20111101November 1, 2011
2 Bugatti Follows the production of the Bugatti Veyron hypercar. Unknown
3 Porsche Panamera 2011 20120107January 7, 2012
4 Mack Truck Follows the production of the Mack Titan, an American truck-manufacturing company. 2011 20120114January 14, 2012
5 LEGO Follows the production of LEGO. 2011 20120121January 21, 2012
6 Frito Lay Follows the making and distribution of potato chips, cheese puffs and tortilla chips at the biggest Frito Lay factory in Perry, Georgia 2011 20120128January 28, 2012
7 Ford F-150 2011 20120204February 4, 2012
8 Bacardi Goes into the Bacardi manufacturing plant and explores how the famous rum is made. 2011 20120211February 11, 2012
9 Ducati Follows the production of the Ducati motorbike. 2011 20120218February 18, 2012
10 Heineken Follows the production of Heineken beer. 2011 20120225February 25, 2012
11 Eurofighter Follows the production of the Eurofighter Typhoon fighterjet. 2011 20120303March 3, 2012
12 Lotus Evora (Series 6 Ep1 ) 2011
13 Williams F1 (Series 6 Ep2) 2011 Unknown
14 Guinesss (Series 6 Ep4) 2011 Unknown
15 Swiss Army Knife (Series6 Ep5) 2011 Unknown
16 The MINI (Series 7 Ep1 ) The Mini Coupe 2011 Unknown
17 Michelin (Series7 Ep4) 2011 Unknown
18 Illy Coffee (Series 7 Ep7) 2011 Unknown
19 Aston Martin Supercar Aston Martin One-77 2011 Unknown
20 Jaguar XJ 2011 Unknown
21 Speed Rail Alstom AGV 2011 Unknown
22 Swedish Super Car Koenigsegg Agera 2011 Unknown
23 Super Chopper Follows the production of the AgustaWestland AW139 outside Milan, Italy 2011 Unknown
24 MV Agusta Follows the production of the MV Agusta F3 675 motorcycle 2011 Unknown
25 Mercedes Overhaul (Series 8 Ep1) Truck 2011 Unknown
26 Ford Ford Mustang Shelby GT-500 2011 Unknown
27 Ferrari Ferrari FF 2011 Unknown
28 Lamborghini Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 2011 Unknown

Season (©2012)

Because the season number, episode number and airdate cannot be confirmed, these episodes are listed by their production / copyright year listed at the end of the credits of the show

Title Description © Year Original airdate
1 EA Sports: FIFA 12 (Series 6 Ep3 ) 2012 Unknown
2 Boeing 747 (Series7 Ep2) 2012 Unknown
3 Learjet (Series7 Ep3) Follows the production of the $14 million Learjet 60XR 2012 Unknown
4 Pyrotechnics (Series 7 Ep5) 2012 Unknown
5 Tata Nano (Series7 Ep6 ) 2012 Unknown
6 F18 (Series 7 Ep8 ) 2012 Unknown
7 Extreme Roller Coaster (Series 7 Ep9 ) 2012 Unknown
8 Pagani Pagani Huayra 2012 Unknown
9 Porsche Porsche 911 2012 Unknown
10 Tesla Model S 2012 Unknown
11 Lexus Lexus LFA 2012 Unknown
12 Nissan Nissan GT-R 2012 Unknown
13 Gumpert Apollo 2012 Unknown
 ? Corvette ZR1 ? Unknown
 ? Armored Troop Carrier Iveco ? Unknown

References

External links

  • Nat Geo Episode Guide
  • Supercars Episode Guide
  • Internet Movie Database
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