The latest manufacturing stories and developments about Mercedes-Benz production cars and vans.


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ACC raises €4.4 billion for three gigafactories in Europe

2024-02-12T13:09:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Europe is becoming an increasingly popular region for battery manufacturing, with ACC, CATL, Northvolt and Farasis setting up production facilities across the continent. 


BYD to establish passenger car production in Europe

2024-01-03T16:16:00+00:00By Nick Holt

BYD has chosen Szeged, Hungary as the location for its first passenger car production facility in Europe

Dr. Homering will be responsible for the operations of the Brandenburg plant where he will drive continuous development of the site to ensure a smooth ramp-up to production for the Mercedes eSprinter electric panel van.

Mercedes‑Benz welcomes Jörg Homering as new head of production and site at Ludwigsfelde

2023-09-20T10:59:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The Ludwigsfelde site is currently ramping up for eSprinter van production set to begin in 2nd Q. 2024 where Homering will oversee production as the new head of the site

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Qualcomm’s collaborations with leading automakers to reshape automotive manufacturing

2023-09-06T16:11:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Partnerships with BMW, Mercedes, JLR and Mahindra revolve around automotive digital advancements and driving industry transformation.

“We present a close-to-production insight into the upcoming family of vehicles that stands at the gateway to the brand.”

How Mercedes-Benz's Concept CLA Class showcases its ‘digital first’ production model

2023-09-05T16:02:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The carmaker is strengthening its digital first production model with upgrades and enhancements throughout.

Mercedes-Benz and Dürr aim to make the paint shop process CO2-free

Mercedes and Dürr enter decade-long partnership for sustainable paint shops

2023-08-10T11:47:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Mercedes-Benz wants to cover the energy needs of its global production network entirely with renewable energy by 2039.


India’s light vehicle demand is rising again, and so is manufacturing investment

2023-07-20T16:14:00+01:00By Ian Henry

India has long been seen as the next big thing in automotive manufacturing. Will new investment help it realise its potential?

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Mercedes-Benz to implement ChatGPT across its MO360 digital production system

2023-07-11T15:52:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Mercedes-Benz integrates ChatGPT into its ‘MO360’ digital production system

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AMS Summer 2023 – JLR goes electric

2023-06-23T16:33:00+01:00By AMS

In our AMS Summer digital edition, we have features on JLR’s plans to transform its end-to-end industrial system, ready for new electric models, Seat’s technical upgrades to production operations and upskilling the workforce, and insights into developments at Audi’s Neckarsulm plant, and more.

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A culture of quick decisions for Mercedes-Benz production

2023-06-22T02:02:00+01:00By Pascal Nagel

Mercedes-Benz production chief Jörg Burzer explains how it has reorganised its production for EVs, while speeding up the rollout of digital tools. 

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GM and Mercedes-Benz both sign up for green steel

2023-06-12T16:38:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The two companies have signed seperate deals for green steel, with GM focusing on supplying its North American plants, and Mercedes-Benz on its European factories. 


Case Study: Daimler Relies Upon HiveMQ During Automotive Manufacturing

2023-06-05T00:43:00+01:00By HiveMQ, sponsor partner

Learn how and why Daimler uses HiveMQ to manage information flow between vehicle diagnostics system test devices on the factory floor and server-side enterprise IT systems

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ACC opens first gigafactory in France

2023-06-01T16:10:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Automotive Cells Company (ACC) has held the inauguration of its new gigafactory in France to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EVs).

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Mercedes will use VAN.EA architecture for its next generation of midsize and large vans

2023-05-16T18:28:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Mercedes says starting 2026, all newly developed midsize and large vans will be built on VAN.EA, using three modules to allow for a clear differentiation between private luxury vans and premium commercial vans


Developing EV architectures optimised for manufacturing

2023-04-17T18:06:00+01:00By Nick Holt

There’s more to electrification than batteries. We look at some of the developments and trends in designing and manufacturing electric vehicle platforms ahead our exclusive livestream featuring Gestamp and ArcelorMittal

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Smart Factory Special Edition - Automobil Produktion

2023-04-14T15:15:00+01:00By AMS

Read about the latest developments in Industry 4.0 featuring SEAT, Audi and more from AMS sister publication Automobil Produktion in this special edition for the Hannover Messe

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AMS Spring 2023 – Next level digital production engineering

2023-04-02T18:25:00+01:00By AMS

In this latest AMS digital edition we have features on Audi’s digital production engineering strategy, Dacia’s vehicle plant Mioveni, production cloud systems, toolmaking, China, sustainability and more.

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China: European, US and Japanese Vehicle Manufacturers rebalance production and supply chains

2023-03-28T10:00:00+01:00By Ian Henry

AMS looks at the changing role of the Chinese operations of European and other long established brands’ operations in China and their changing roles in the global auto sector

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Mercedes-Benz’s groundbreaking ceremony for new Kuppenheim battery recycling factory

2023-03-08T10:35:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

Mercedes-Benz says it is investing a ‘double-digit million euro amount’ in the construction of the balance sheet CO2-neutral plant


Mercedes-Benz and Hydro partner to develop a sustainable aluminium supply chain

2023-01-04T12:00:00+00:00By AMS

Mercedes-Benz to collaborate with Norwegian aluminium producer Hydro to reduce the CO2 footprint of aluminium in the automotive supply chain

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