The first units of the new generation Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLC Coupe have rolled off the assembly line at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. The company’s most popular SUVs will be built together with the C-Class range and the EQC electric SUV.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC has already been tested on the obstacle course “The Rock” and Dr. Markus Keicher, Site Manager of the Bremen plant, and Michael Peters, Chairman of the Works Council, were impressed.
” With today’s start of production of the revised model series, our team once more demonstrates what it stands for: highest quality, flexibility, passion and motivation. The colleagues do everything in their power to fulfil the wishes of the customer perfectly. We are proud of that”, said Dr Markus Keicher.
Because no two GLCs are alike due to a vast equipment options and features, the production operations require a highly flexible design, at the plant where more than 12,500 people work. Therefore, the employees constantly need the digital processes support throughout their daily routine. They make use of different mechanical structures, so-called “exoskeletons”, for the assembly of the vehicles. The feature relieves the strain on the shoulder and neck area, when working overhead, and on the upper body and thighs when the work involves a bent position.
“The GLC continues to secure many jobs with its unwavering demand. With it, we create planning security for many families in the region and our Bremen team has once more demonstrated that start-ups and model updates are our specialities. Bremen remains the world champion of start-ups “, said Michael Peters.
The Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant remains the main production locations for the C-Class and GLC, overseeing production of the global network. More than 1.5 million units of the predecessor GLK and its successor, the GLC, have been sold since the market launch, back in 2008, making the model a genuine bestseller.