An all-new Mercedes engine factory will be opened in Jawor, Poland. Mercedes will also be producing four-cylinder engines for its passenger car models from 2019 in its new factory. Initial plans were announced by the car maker in mid-2016. Now the foundation stone was laid in Jawor.
Daimler AG is investing around 500 million euros in the new 50-hectare production site, creating around 500 new jobs in the Germany neighboring country. On Monday (June 19, 2017) the construction of the first production site of Mercedes Cars in Poland began. Jawor is located about 70 kilometers west of Breslau.
In the future, four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines will be produced here for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. The company sees great potential in the demand for hybrid drive trains and wants to make its production network fit for electromobility at the same time. The qualification of the new Polish employees leads the plant in Untertürkheim as well as in the Kölleda in Thuringia. In addition, German Mercedes engineers will train the employees directly on site. Mercedes also wants to cooperate closely with local Polish vocational schools.
As a further innovation, Mercedes would like to record a resource-sparing production with the Jawor plant. Together with energy suppliers and local authorities, the Germans are working to develop solutions for CO2-neutral engine production. The focus here is on the use of wind power, solar power and biogas applications.
Mercedes with national and international engines factory network
The Powertrain production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars consists of several German and international locations. They are controlled from Untertrükheim. Motors, transmissions, axles and other components are manufactured there. At the Mercedes-Benz plant in Berlin, the focus is on the development and production of components and parts as well as on engine production. The Mercedes-Benz plant in Hamburg develops and produces axles and axle components, steering columns as well as components of exhaust technology and lightweight structural parts. The MDC Power engine factory in the Kölleda in Thuringia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, makes four-cylinder engines for Mercedes.
Internationally there are other production sites: for example in Romania. There, gearboxes are assembled at the Daimler subsidiary “Star Transmission”. In Chinese Beijing, the joint ventures BBAC produces engines for local needs. As a further part of the strategic cooperation between Daimler and the Renault / Nissan alliance, Infiniti is building four-cylinder petrol engines for Mercedes-Benz at the US plant in Decherd, Tennessee.