Mercedes-Benz announces increased production capacity at Untertürkheim plant in Germany
Mercedes-Benz has announced that it is doubling production capacity for electric drive units for Mercedes-EQ vehicles, starting in 2024, at its plant in Untertürkheim(Stuttgart, Germany). This is a further boost towards its goal of becoming a 100% electric brand by 2030.
The Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant is the largest site in Mercedes-Benz’s global powertrain production network, with a number of adjacent plants in the Neckar Valley. The site, which is the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, currently produces engines, batteries, axles, transmissions and components, as well as housing much of the Group’s research and development of propulsion systems and a test track.
This new milestone follows the recent launch of the Mercedes-Benz eCampus. The production ramp-up now announced at the German plant in Untertürkheim will enable the production of one million electric drive units, used in vehicles such as those on the MMA platform. Chairman of the Works Council of Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim, Michael Häberle, said:
“One million electric drives from Untertürkheim! This result shows that our efforts of the past years have paid off. C
ith our battery factories, the eCampus and the electric drive units and electric axles, we have laid the foundation for our location to not only participate in the transformation of the company, but to be an essential part of it. With the latest decision, e-mobility has also come to Bad Cannstatt and thus to all areas of our location.”
The construction of the new assembly lines at the Untertürkheim plant site as well as at the Bad Cannstatt plant will start next year. In future, Untertürkheim and the annexes in Hedelfingen and Mettingen will manufacture and supply parts for the electric drive unit.
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