Flexible, digital, efficient and sustainable: Factory 56 at the Sindelfingen plant embodies the future of production at Mercedes-Benz and sets new standards for the automotive industry. Facts & figures about Factory 56 Construction: 2½ years Overall ground area 220,000 m2, corresponding to 30 football pitches Excavated earth: approx. 700,000 m3 Steel used during construction: approx. 6400 tonnes, almost as much as the Eiffel Tower in Paris Volume of concrete used: approx. 66,300 m3, corresponding to around 150 family houses Recycled concrete was used for the main building More than 12,000 photovoltaic modules with an output of more than 5000 MWp (megawatts peak) Energy bank from Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH with 1400 kWh capacity Length of rain retention channel almost 1 km, max. depth 17 m, diameter 3 m High-performance WLAN and 5G mobile radio network as the basis for full digitisation of Factory 56

D603357 Official opening of Factory 56 and start of production of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class : With its Factory 56, Mercedes-Benz is presenting the future of production
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    20C0466_037
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    Flexible, digital, efficient and sustainable: Factory 56 at the Sindelfingen plant embodies the future of production at Mercedes-Benz and sets new standards for the automotive industry. Facts & figures about Factory 56 Construction: 2½ years Overall ground area 220,000 m2, corresponding to 30 football pitches Excavated earth: approx. 700,000 m3 Steel used during construction: approx. 6400 tonnes, almost as much as the Eiffel Tower in Paris Volume of concrete used: approx. 66,300 m3, corresponding to around 150 family houses Recycled concrete was used for the main building More than 12,000 photovoltaic modules with an output of more than 5000 MWp (megawatts peak) Energy bank from Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH with 1400 kWh capacity Length of rain retention channel almost 1 km, max. depth 17 m, diameter 3 m High-performance WLAN and 5G mobile radio network as the basis for full digitisation of Factory 56
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    Sep 2, 2020
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