Factory in Jawor

Factory in Jawor

The first Mercedes-Benz’s engine factory in Poland will be located in Jawor, which is situated west of Wrocław in the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone. The plant is a part of the newly established Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland company, and it will produce four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. The state-of-the-art factory will combine the highest standards in the automotive industry with the idea of Industry 4.0, and its launch will increase the company’s manufacturing capacity in Eastern Europe as well as flexibility and effectiveness of the global production network of Mercedes-Benz. The construction work is scheduled to start in 2017, and the state-of-the-art plant in Jawor is planned to open at the end of 2019.

The value of the investment of Daimler AG in Jawor is around EUR 500 million, that is over PLN 2 billion. The opening of such a modern plant is more than simply an investment in its construction. The factory in Jawor is also an opportunity to create nearly 500 new, highly qualified workplaces, each of which generates additional workplaces for cooperators, subcontractors, and service providers in the region. The company is also planning a range of educational activities for students and teachers from the region, with the objective of raising qualifications of technical schools’ graduates. Training of future Polish employees by qualified experts from Germany will allow for the transfer of skills and knowledge about technological and organisational innovations, as well as up-to-date management methods, contributing to further growth of productivity of the region’s economy.

The plant in Jawor will become the next site in Mercedes-Benz’s network of power unit factories, which includes many German and international plants. Untertürkheim, which produces, engines, gear boxes, axles, and related components, is a leading factory. Whereas the plant in Berlin specialises in development and production of ultramodern components and parts, as well as the manufacturing of power units. Mercedes-Benz in Hamburg develops and manufactures drive axles and their elements, as well as steering columns, elements of exhaust systems, and light construction elements. MDC Power engine factory in Kölleda in Thuringia, Germany – a subsidiary wholly owned by Daimler AG – produces four-cylinder engines for Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG cars.

Mercedes-Benz network of factories also includes numerous plants outside Germany, i.e. Star Transmission in Romania – a subsidiary of Daimler, which assembles gear boxes and manufactures parts and components, or a joint venture company BBAC in Beijing, which produces engines for the local market in China. While Infiniti produces four-cylinder gasoline units for Mercedes-Benz in its factory in Decherd, Tennessee (USA) as part of strategic cooperation between Daimler and Renault-Nissan alliance.

News

First stage of construction begins at Jawor factory site

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Mercedes-Benz obtained a building permit

On August 4,  Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland obtained a building permit. The proceedings lasting less than a month were initiated after The Decision on Environmental Conditions for the construction of the factory was issued by the Mayor of Jawor. Thus, the […]

Cornerstone laying ceremony in Jawor

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Daimler officially confirmed plans to build a factory in Poland

Daimler made a final decision concerning the construction of an engine factory in Jawor and signed a plot purchase agreement with Polish partners. The investment was officially announced during a meeting between Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of […]

Out team

Andreas Schenkel

Andreas Schenkel

CEO

He graduated in machine engineering in Stuttgart and defended his doctoral thesis at the university in Karlsruhe. He began his career in the then DaimlerChrysler AG company in 1996 as a trainee in engine production plants in Untertürkheim near Stuttgart. Later, he held various managerial positions in Mercedes-Benz passenger car production department, including head of rear axle assembly and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars central production system management department. Recently Dr Andreas Schenkel was responsible for chassis production planning in the factory in Untertürkheim.

dr Ewa Łabno-Falęcka

dr Ewa Łabno-Falęcka

Head of Communication & External Affairs

A philologist, she defended her doctoral thesis at the University of Tübingen. She has experience in the science sector (she worked as a researcher at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the University of Tübingen, among others), diplomacy (between 1993 and 1999, she was a cultural attaché to the Embassy of Republic of Poland in Bonn, Germany), and motorisation (in Mercedes-Benz Polska since 2000). Recipient of many industry awards, among others Golden Arrow, PRotony, “Marketing Personality of the Year: Thinking outside of the Box” (MediaRun). She was nominated twice for the European Excellence Award. Chief editor of “Magazyn Mercedes-Benz” quarterly. Awarded with “Merits for Polish transportation” order (Ministry award). She has a penchant for community work: co-creator and the first chairperson of the Global Road Safety Partnership (2006-2010) and the Society of Friends of MoMA in Warsaw (2008-2012), a Member of the Polish Superbrands Business Brands Council and the Programme Council of the Congress of Women.

Ewa Korwek

Ewa Korwek

HR Director

A graduate of German philology as well as business coach and human resources postgraduate studies. She began her career as a radio and newspaper journalist. She has worked in the automotive industry for nearly 20 years and is a co-creator of AutoForum. Her work experience includes positions such as Public Relation Manager in Volkswagen Motor Polska, HR Director in Sitech, and HR Manager in Lear Corporation. She is a lecturer at postgraduate studies, including the WSB, and a coach cooperating with Significa and IHK, among others. Her interests include the impact of national cultures on organisational cultures. Previously she worked as a HR Management Director in Relpol S.A. – a company which produces electromagnetic relays. Former competitive basketball player, today she plays tennis as a hobby.

Frederik Strauss

Frederik Strauss

Logistics Director

He began his Career with Daimler in 2009. He started as a trainee within the department of logistics planning with assignments in the engine plant Untertürkheim, the car plant Sindelfingen and the truck plant in Saltillo, Mexico. He was assigned with his first manager position as head of plant control Untertürkheim in 2015. Recently he was responsible for the program planning of transmissions for Mercedes production sites in Stuttgart, Germany and Sebes, Romania.