Daimler injects 500m euros into its Mercedes-Benz Berlin plant

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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.

Mercedes’ innovative CAMTRONIC fully explained (with video) HERE

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.

In its total of six sub-plants, the Mercedes-Benz plant in Untertürkheim, Germany, produces the heart of the automobile: engines, transmissions, axles and related components. The plant is the center of competence in the global powertrain production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars. The Mercedes-Benz plant in Hamburg, Germany, develops and produces axles and axle components, steering columns and components for exhaust technology and lightweight structural components. The MDC Power engine factory in Kölleda, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG and produces four-cylinder engines for Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG vehicles.
Further powertrain production capacities are located in other countries. This includes Daimler’s Romanian subsidiary Star Transmission for the assembly of transmissions and the production of components and parts, as well as engine plants in Beijing, China, as part of a joint venture, and the Infiniti plant in Decherd, Tennessee, USA, as part of the strategic partnership between Daimler and the Renault/Nissan Alliance.