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


Michael Bauer (left) and Jose Arreche speak at the Automobile Production Congress 2024. (Image: Marco Priske)

How Mercedes-Benz and Seat are transforming their plants


Both Mercedes-Benz and Seat are transforming their plants to increase sustainability and digitalisation, but it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. 

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Federico Kochlowski promoted to President and CEO Mercedes-Benz’s MBUSI


Kochlowski’s new position will focus on severa aspects inlcuding manufacturing at Mercedes-Benz 

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The changing shape of Europe’s automotive production operations


European vehicle manufacturing is having to adapt to weakening EV demand and increasing competition. 


Compas wins category for site transformation at FYA: Interview with Santiago Jurado, chief quality officer


Santiago Jurado, chief quality officer at Compas talks managing complexity across different brands (Mercedez-Benz and Nissan) and several architectures on a single production line as the company takes category win at the Factory of the Year Awards.

Apptronic Apollo Robots for Mercedes-Benz automotive production

Mercedes-Benz weighs using Apptronik’s humanoid robots for production


If successful, the collaboration is set to redefine automotive manufacturing and logistics with cutting-edge humanoid cobots with AI use-cases for development.

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ACC raises €4.4 billion for three gigafactories in Europe


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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AMS Summer 2023 – JLR goes electric


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


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


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


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


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


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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