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Mercedes-Benz is investing more than €1 billion into the establishment of a global battery production network

Mercedes-Benz increases battery production at Kamenz

2020-05-27T12:53:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Local battery production is an important factor for its electric vehicle strategy, says Mercedes, and it is gradually increasing its production capacities at the Kamenz plant in Saxony

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Calling stop on automotive supply chains: How long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

2020-03-20T13:49:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

Markus Keicher takes over as head of production at the Mercedes-Benz Ludwigsfelde plant

Markus Keicher takes over as head of production at the Mercedes-Benz Ludwigsfelde plant

2020-02-24T11:49:00+00:00By Nick Holt

Markus Keicher takes over as head of production at the Mercedes-Benz Ludwigsfelde plant

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AMS on Africa: Part 3 – Game plan for South Africa

2020-02-11T09:42:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Despite competition elsewhere in the continent, South Africa retains its key place among global manufacturing strategies

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eSprinter begins its run

2019-12-12T16:28:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Production of the eSprinter van has begun at Daimler’s Düsseldorf plant

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Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle production potential in key markets

2019-10-28T19:11:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains 

EvoBus Daimler Mannheim

Solar flair

2019-07-09T11:32:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Sven Schulz, CEO of battery systems supplier Akasol, speaks to Gareth Price about the company’s involvement with Daimler’s next generation electrified bus

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Mercedes starts GLC production at Bremen

2019-07-04T16:15:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - The latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLC is now being made at the company’s Bremen plant

Mercedes-Benz Cars MoU Egypt assembly

Mercedes to assemble cars in Egypt

2019-06-25T10:38:00+01:00By AMS

Egypt - Mercedes-Benz Cars is looking to strengthen its position in Egypt by starting local assembly and establishing a training centre

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Mercedes-AMG Affalterbach

2019-06-10T09:19:00+01:00By AMS

The newly developed Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre M 139 engine in production at Affalterbach. It is the world’s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine in series production.

Mercedes-Benz Actros Worth plant

Mercedes begins Actros production in Wörth

2019-05-21T13:22:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - The first new Actros has come off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant in southern Germany. It is the first facility in the OEM’s global network to start making the new model. 

3D printing with metal materials: First spare part of the partner pilot project "NextGenAM", from Daimler, Premium AEROTEC and EOS, the retainer of the truck diesel engine.

Daimler develops 3D printing line

2019-05-14T16:50:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - Since May 2017, Daimler has been working with Premium Areotec and EOS to develop a production line that would be able to produce aluminium components by using 3D printing. The companies found that manufacturing costs can be reduced by approximately 50% when compared to existing 3D printing systems.

Mercedes-Benz Cars battery factory in the Neckar Valley at the Untertürkheim site in Germany

Mercedes starts building battery plant

2019-04-09T12:50:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - Mercedes-Benz has started the construction of its battery production facility in the Brühl sub-plant at Untertürkheim, Germany. This is part of the €1bn (US$1.13bn) investment that the OEM has set aside for its global battery production network, which currently comprises of nine battery factories at seven locations on ...

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Paintshop 4.0

2019-01-10T14:54:00+00:00By Nick Holt

Nick Holt visits Eisenmann’s technology centre in Holzgerlingen, near Stuttgart, for a preview of the latest skidless paintshop technology prior to its installation at the Daimler plant at Kecskemét

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Casting a duo

2019-01-08T16:37:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Two innovative metal forming techniques could have a significant impact on the press shop of the future

Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant starts production of the new B-Class

Mercedes starts B-Class production

2018-11-26T14:47:15+00:00By AMS

Germany - Mercedes-Benz has started series production of the second model in its newest compact car generation - the B-Class - at its plant in Rastatt. The car is being built alongside the GLA SUV and the A-Class compact sedan, which is also made in Kecskemét (Hungary), Uusikaupunki (Finland) and ...

FAW Changchung

Unease in the East

2018-11-21T14:15:00+00:00By Nick Gibbs

Falling sales, electrification and mega mergers: Nick Gibbs provides an overview of the current automotive industry trends in China

DTNA chassis

Building on framework

2018-11-19T16:12:00+00:00By Michael Nash, The Freightliner Custom Chassis plant in Gaffney, South Carolina, houses a diverse assembly mix, and has recently taken on a new project

The Freightliner Custom Chassis plant in Gaffney, South Carolina, houses a diverse assembly mix, and has recently taken on a new project

Daimler Bremen

A positive response

2018-11-19T15:59:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Daimler is embarking on a major corporate restructuring in the hope of improving its ability to face upcoming challenges in the automotive sector

Novares Leiria Plant inspection table

Set the controls

2018-11-06T12:19:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Expertise in plastic component manufacturing will be in ever greater demand during the emobility age. In preparation, global supplier Novares has taken on a new form

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