The production network: The worldwide plants

The worldwide production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars extends to four continents, has been considerably expanded in recent years and continues to grow. Here is an overview followed by details of the Sindelfingen plant.
Vehicle plants:
Bremen/Germany
East London/South Africa
Hambach/France
Iracemápolis/Brazil (from 2016)
Kecskemét/Hungary
Rastatt/Germany
Sindelfingen/Germany
Tuscaloosa/USA
Passenger car assembly locations (e.g. Completely/semi–knocked-down: delivered parts kits are locally assembled):
Bangkok/Thailand
Ho Chi Minh City/Vietnam
Jakarta/Indonesia
Pekan/Malaysia
Pune/India
External partners/commissioned production and assembly:
AM General, Mishawaka/USA (from summer 2015)
Magna Steyr, Graz/Austria
Valmet Automotive, Uusikaupunki/Finland
Joint ventures:
Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd., Beijing/China: Joint venture with BAIC Motor
Cooperation with Renault-Nissan:
Aguascalientes/Mexico (from 2018)
Decherd/USA
Novo mesto/Slovenia
Powertrain plants:
Affalterbach/Germany (Mercedes-AMG GmbH)
Arnstadt/Germany (MDC Technology GmbH)
Berlin/Germany
Cugir/Romania (StarTransmission)
Hamburg/Germany
Kölleda/Germany (MDC Power GmbH)
Sebeş/Romania (Star Transmission)
Stuttgart-Untertürkheim/Germany
Sindelfingen/Germany
Plant foundation
1915
Production
Mercedes Benz CLS, CLS Shooting Brake, E-Class (Saloon and Estate), S-Class, S-Class Coupé, Mercedes-AMG GT,Mercedes‑Maybach S-Class
General Manager
Michael Bauer
Site area in sq. m.
2.950,697
Built-on area in sq. m.
1.299,463
Number of employees at the location/MBC
2014
25,948/25,513
2013
26,134/22,108
2012
25,947/22,161
Homepage: www.werk-sindelfingen.mercedes-benz.com
Figures as of 31.12.2014
  • The Sindelfingen plant is Daimler AG's largest production plant.
  • The Mercedes-Benz Technology Centre includes the Research & Development unit for new Mercedes-Benz models.
  • The Sindelfingen plant is the competence centre for the production of executive and luxury-class vehicles.
  • The Sindelfingen location is one of the world's leading competence centres in the automotive sector for safety, innovation and design.
  • The 20 millionth vehicle since the plant was founded will leave the production line in the 100th anniversary year 2015.
Present & History
1915 Foundation of the plant by Daimler-Motorengesellschaft: production of aircraft
          engines and aircraft.
1919 Production of the first automobiles.
1980 Foundation stone laid for the Mercedes-Benz Customer Centre.
1995 Inauguration of the Mercedes-Benz Technology Centre.
2009 Start of series production for the E-Class and the S 400 HYBRID.
2010 Series production of the B-Class F-Cell and gullwing model Mercedes-Benz SLS
          AMG.
2011 Production of the CLS and start-up of the new SLS AMG Roadster.
2012 Start-up of the CLS Shooting Brake.
2013 Start-up of the new S-Class and new E-Class.
2015 The Sindelfingen location celebrates its 100th anniversary.
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