MB to set up new engine plant in Poland
Mercedes-Benz has started construction work at its first plant in Poland, which it says will set standards in the latest production processes and innovative Industry 4.0 technologies within the global powertrain production. The new site in Jawor, comprising an area of around 50 hectares, is the second engine production plant run by MercedesBenz Cars outside Germany. Daimler is investing around 500 million euros (Rs 3,822 crore) in the new production site for four-cylinder engines for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars.
“The new engine plant in Poland is a key element in the growth strategy of Mercedes- Benz Cars. With the new site in Jawor, we are ensuring the efficient supply of our vehicle plants with highly efficient engines. We are aligning our global production network towards the future and show that we are able to do both sprint and marathon. Due to high global demand, we will be producing conventional engines for hybrid vehicles and combustion engines in increasing quantities meeting Mercedes-Benz’s proven top quality, and at the same time we are preparing our production network for electric mobility in the long-term,” Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, said.
The engine plant in Jawor is expected to combine the latest sector standards with Industry 4.0 and act as a benchmark for engine production. Alongside state-of-the-art technology, digitisation potentials will also be exploited, for example with app-based applications in the areas of personnel and energy management. Responsive production systems are also expected to enable a flexible approach to production, thus making it possible to produce different engine variants on the same line.
“Here in Jawor we have the opportunity to build a new plant for modern and highly efficient engines based on advanced standards and in accordance with our specific requirements. We have had very good experiences in cooperation with our Polish partners from politics and business, and we are looking forward to the further good cooperation here in Jawor,” Andreas Schenkel, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland, said.