Mercedes-Benz is expanding its German plant in Wert
15.08.2021
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Mercedes-Benz is expanding its German plant in Wert

In connection with the launch of the new line of eActros electric trucks, the management of Mercedes-Benz decided to update and optimize work processes at the plant in the German city of Werth. For this, a special working council has been created to help coordinate all subsequent changes. The decision has been brewing for a long time, since the new line of cars will be produced according to new principles. The series production of the environmentally friendly eActros heavy duty vehicles, as well as the eActros LongHaul long haul tractors, which are scheduled for production in 2025, involve a complete reorganization of the production lines. The loading of the plant and its future projects are already planned until 2029, and large financial investments will be required to bring all this to life. But along with its own investments, the state also agreed to support innovation as part of the development of a program to support hydrogen and fuel technologies. Similar meetings on the reorganization of enterprises are being held in parallel at other Mercedes-Benz plants in the cities of Gaggenau, Mannheim and Kassel, where power units for cars are produced. As part of the renewal of enterprises, it is not only about updating production lines, but also about "retraining" personnel to work with electric vehicles. More than 2,000 employees have already completed training and improved their skills for further work at the enterprise. Another key point is to follow fullflex technologies, which will allow the production of new trucks to be seamlessly integrated into existing processes, as well as to move to a three-shift operation. In addition, by 2022, all enterprises plan to switch to the use of completely environmentally friendly energy sources in their work. Switching to work from wind farms or hydroelectric power plants will make these plants CO2-neutral - not polluting the air. In the future, Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce even more "clean" and environmentally friendly technologies at its enterprises. In particular, there are plans to use "eco paint" and other similar innovations. For reference: the Mercedes-Benz plant in the German city of Werth is one of the largest truck assemblers. It was founded in 1963 and can produce up to 470 cars a day! The plant's products are supplied to 150 countries of the world. The plant has 10,000 employees.