Gradual return to normal. Mercedes factories resume production
Mercedes factories are starting up after the break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are already plants operating in Untertürkheim, Berlin, Hamburg, Sindelfingen and Bremen. From 4th May plants in Sebes/Cugir (Romania), Kecskemét (Hungary), Tuscaloosa (USA) and the latest addition to the family – the Mercedes engine factory in Jawor – are starting up. After a few weeks of forced stoppage, the reactivation of work in the factories is flexible, taking into account current changes.
Frank Deiß, Head of Production Powertrain of Mercedes-Benz Cars – Our drive train plants supply Mercedes factories around the world. In order to maintain the necessary production capacity, we gradually resumed operations last week at our plants in Hamburg, Berlin and Untertürkheim.
From now on, production will resume at the engine factory in Jawor. – We had less than a month’s break in production. During this time, the construction of the battery factory was in full swing; we also optimized production and assembly systems and improved epidemiological protection for employees. From now on Jawor is producing again, says Dr. Ewa Łabno-Falęcka from Mercedes. – In order to protect employees, we have taken all safety measures, such as hygiene standards, regulations aimed at maintaining a minimum distance and the use of face masks.