Mercedes-Benz starts construction on €500m engine plant in Poland

WCN Editorial Team 21 Jun 2017 EUROPE BUSINESS

Germany-based luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz has begun construction on its new engine plant in Jawor, Poland that will entail an investment of €500m.

Touted to be the company’s first engine plant in Poland, the new location will set standards in latest production processes and will use Industry 4.0 production technologies within the powertrain production across the globe.

Covering an area of 50 hectares, the new engine factory will be the second engine production plant run by Mercedes-Benz Cars outside of Germany. Mercedes-Benz operates as a division of Daimler.

Daimler said that the new production facility will produce four-cylinder engines for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. The new factory is expected to create about 500 jobs.

Markus Schäfer, member of the divisional board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, manufacturing and supply chain, said: “The new engine plant in Poland is a key element in the growth strategy of Mercedes-Benz Cars. With the new site in Jawor, we are ensuring the efficient supply of our vehicle plants with highly efficient engines.

“We are aligning our global production network towards the future and show that we are able to do both sprint and marathon: due to high global demand, we will be producing conventional engines for hybrid vehicles and combustion engines in increasing quantities meeting Mercedes-Benz's proven top quality, and at the same time we are preparing our production network for electric mobility in the long term.”

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