Mercedes-Benz BremenGermany – The factory will make the GLC coupe, and later this year the C-Class cabriolet, bringing its model line-up to ten vehicles. The move, which is part of a transformation plan announced in May 2015, will also see 200 temporary workers added to the permanent staff.

“We are gaining further flexibility while reducing the workload for our team,” said Peter Theurer, head of the Mercedes-Benz Bremen Plant. “This puts the Bremen plant into a very good position with regard to the ambitious ‘Mercedes-Benz 2020’ growth strategy.”

The transformation plan agreed between the plant’s management and the works council consolidates Bremen as the lead factory for global production of C-Class vehicles. Over €750m ($852.4m) is being invested in the modernisation and expansion of the facility.