It was 1978, when the first Mercedes-Benz passenger car rolled off the assembly line in Bremen. Almost four decades later, the time has come for celebration. From that moment on, 8 million vehicles have been built there.
A milestone, that is above all, a merit of the team, says Site Manager Peter Theurer: “ The Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant lives first and foremost on our employees, who daily put their energy and passion into their work here. The 8 million cars are representative of the performance of the team, ranging from the former “T-Model” and the first Roadster to today’s C-Class and GLC.”
Hitting the 8-million mark was celebrated not with a jubilee vehicle, as usual, but with a campaign that runs under the motto “Your face for 8 million”. Thus, the employees were able to promote their personal experience in eight categories that characterize the plant. These range from production-related topics such as lead plant, flexibility and Industry 4.0 to cultural aspects such as diversity, talents of tomorrow, employees of the first hour or learning factory.
There are no less than 12,500 employees working at the Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant, a figure that makes it by far the largest private employer in the region. There are currently ten models in production at the factory: the Sedan, Estate, Coupé and Cabriolet of the C-Class, the Coupé and Cabriolet of the E-Class, the SUV GLC, the GLC Coupé and the two Roadsters SLC and SL.