All Mercedes-Benz articles – Page 6

  • IRAN-MAP_0

    OEMs face tough choices over Iran


    When Iran reached agreement with the global community in 2015 regarding denuclearisation, resulting in the lifting of sanctions in early 2016, almost immediately Renault and PSA announced their return to the country. Prior to Iran being ostracised, both companies had been active there via joint venture (JV) manufacturing operations, mostly ...

  • Drive-E 4 cylinder Diesel Engine - D3/D2 Front

    Diesel – is the final curtain about to fall?


    Car companies across Europe are facing a serious problem with their diesel line-ups; whether it is the loss of consumer confidence following the VW crisis, or a rising environmental awareness among consumers, coupled with evident official policy moving against diesel, barely a week goes by without reports of declining diesel ...

  • Mercedes-Benz six-cylinder engine production at Mannheim

    Mercedes makes 1m heavy-duty engines


    Germany - The company's plants in Mannheim, Germany and Detroit, Michigan have reached a joint milestone, producing 1m engines for heavy-duty vehicles. These have all been based on Daimler's heavy-duty truck engine platform that was introduced back in 2007."Global Powertrain stands not only for integrated drivetrains, but also for the ...

  • Daimler Factory 56

    Forjando um futuro na fábrica 56


    As novas instalações de fabricação de automóveis precisarão ser altamente flexíveis à medida que as tendências de eletrificação de veículos e direção autônoma continuarem a evoluir. Por Christopher Ludwig e Michael NashA Mercedes-Benz é há muito tempo defensora de técnicas de fabricação flexíveis e eficientes, realizando inúmeros projetos para testar ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Factory 56

    Forjando el futuro en la Fábrica 56


    Las nuevas plantas de producción automotriz deberán ser muy flexibles a medida que avanzan las tendencias de vehículos eléctricos y autónomos. Por Christopher Ludwig y Michael NashMercedes-Benz siempre ha liderado las técnicas de producción flexible y eficiente y ha realizado innumerables proyectos para ensayar procedimientos innovadores e implementarlos en sus ...

  • Artist rendering of the FC stack production building within the Honsha Plant premises

    Toyota to build fuel cell facilities


    Japan - The OEM has revealed plans to construct a new building next to its Honsha Plant in Toyota City for the production of fuel cell stacks. Work on the exterior has already been completed, with the facility covering an area of 70,000 sq.m, and work on the interior is ...

  • smart fortwo production at Hambach

    Mercedes prepares plant for electric EQ


    France - Mercedes-Benz has announced that its Hambach plant will produce a new compact electric car under the EQ brand - it's electric vehicle (EV) family. In order to ready the facility, a total of €500m (US$588.14m) will be spent on a new body shop and surface treatment system, while ...

  • Mercedes-Benz G-Class Magna Steyr Austria

    G-Class production starts in Austria


    Austria - Production of the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class has begun at the Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria. It made its global debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show in January."With the model change the new G-Class experienced the biggest transformation in its 39 years-old history," explained Gunnar Güthenke, head ...

  • Lynk & Co 01

    The newest link in a growing chain


    Geely intends to leverage its ownership of Volvo to develop and manufacture Lynk & Co models, and introduce a new approach to sales and service. Report by Ian HenryThe new Chinese brand Lynk & Co made a big splash very quickly. When its first model, the 01, went on sale ...

  • Audi R8 Spyder Produktion

    Transformation pressure on the automotive industry


    Audi has resolutely turned to the concept of the smart factory. But how does this profound transition work exactly? What role are humans playing in the process? Are suppliers ready to meet the new demands of the OEMs? The entire industry has to make crucial decisions on its future course, ...

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL; X253; 2017

    Closer to commercialisation


    Fuel-cell electric vehicles have lagged behind other EVs, but upcoming models could help that to changeEveryone involved in hydrogen fuel cell development is probably tired of hearing the same old joke: large-scale adoption is a decade away, and always will be. David Hart, a director at sustainable energy consultancy E4Tech ...

  • Daimler Factory 56

    Forging a future in Factory 56


    New car manufacturing facilities will need to be highly flexible as the trends of vehicle electrification and autonomous driving continue to evolve. Mercedes-Benz futuristic ‘Factory 56’ paves a new path. 

  • Generation EQ

    Smarter EV production


    As it launches ‘electric intelligence’ models, Mercedes-Benz is also adapting its factories for flexible productionAt first there was some confusion over what Mercedes-Benz meant when it announced that it was creating an ‘EQ’ division. Was it to be a line-up of cars which would directly challenge BMW’s i models, as ...

  • Mark Hernandez Navistar

    Navistar appoints manufacturing head


    US - Mark Hernandez has been named senior vice president of global manufacturing at Navistar. He was previously a practice expert in lean production for commercial vehicles at McKinsey and Company, and has also been general manager of the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) plant in Mount Holly, North Carolina, ...

  • HBPO Vaihingen copy

    HBPO breaks ground on Vaihingen plant


    Germany - The company, which designs and assembles front-end modules for a long list of OEMs, has started building a new plant near Stuttgart. Initial production is expected to start in autumn 2018.According to HBPO's CEO Martin Schüler, the facility is strategically located. "We will be situated in an excellent ...

  • Mercedes-Benz do Brazil truck production Atego 2730

    Mercedes-Benz do Brazil gets new line


    Brazil - A building has been constructed at the company’s plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo to house a new production line for light- and heavy-duty trucks. The project lasted for three years and cost a total of €125m (US$153.83m). According to the OEM, the line is 15% more efficient ...

  • C-Class at Beijing Benz Automotive (BBAC) in China

    Daimler expands China production


    Beijing - An investment of over 11.9 billion yuan (US$1.89 billion) will be used to expand Mercedes-Benz vehicle production in the country. A BAIC production facility located in the city's Shunyi district will be transferred to Beijing Benz Automotive Co. (BBAC), which is a joint venture (JV) between Daimler and ...

  • Corvette Build at GM Bowling Green Assembly

    Regulamento de qualidade


    Um programa atual executado pela International Automotive Task Force procura revisar a especificação técnica IATF16949, o padrão publicado que informa a gestão da qualidade na indústria automotiva mundialO conceito de gestão de qualidade é agora um aspecto bem estabelecido em todos os modelos de negócios. Ele basicamente denota a implementação ...

  • Till Oberwörder named as new head of Daimler Buses

    Till Oberwörder takes the reins at Daimler Buses


    Till Oberwörder will become the new Head of Daimler Buses and CEO of EvoBus as of 1 April 2018. He takes over from Hartmut Schick, who will now be responsible for Daimler Trucks Asia.“Daimler Buses division is in the best hands with Till Oberwörder," commented Martin Daum, Member of the ...

  • Corvette Build at GM Bowling Green Assembly

    La regulación de la calidad


    Un programa de la Fuerza internacional de tareas de la industria automotriz (IATF) pretende revisar la especificación técnica IATF16949, un estándar sobre la gestión de calidad en la industria automotriz internacionalEl concepto de gestión de la calidad es ya un aspecto establecido en todos los modelos de negocio. En esencia ...