Mercedes-Benz has announced further investments into its oldest plant, located in Berlin. Daimler Group’s oldest factory is set to become a high-tech location for producing components with technologies to reduce CO2 emissions.
Daimler has committed to invest around 500 million euros, including around 150 million euros this year, as part of the transformation plan agreed between the company and the Works Council, safeguarding jobs for the long term.
Already an important part of the powertrain production network at Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Berlin facility is set to become a global center of competence for the production of the innovative CAMTRONIC engine management system. This decision will give the plant a unique position within the production network. Furthermore, the V6-cylinder diesel engine is produced in Berlin.
Another element of the transformation plan for the Mercedes-Benz plant in Berlin is the agreement on safeguarding the supply of junior talent for the next three years. Starting in 2016, the number of vocational training positions at the location will be increased to 24 a year. This represents an increase of 20 percent in the technical vocational training offered. The training offered at Berlin includes the vocations of mechatronic technician and cutting machine operator.
The Mercedes-Benz plant in Berlin, which was established in 1902, and its more than 2,500 employees develop and produce state-of-the-art components and parts made using environmentally-friendly manufacturing technologies. These play an important part in reducing vehicle CO2 emissions.