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 Mercedes-Benz Cars, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Finance Mateusz Morawiecki in Warsaw. Engines will be produced within the newly established company – Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Polska (MBMP) with Dr Andreas Schenkel as its CEO.
Jawor will be the first Mercedes-Benz Cars manufacturing plant in Poland.
This modern factory, situated less than 70 km west of Wrocław, will produce four-cylinder engines for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. It will combine the highest standards in the automotive industry with the idea of Industry 4.0. Production in the new Daimler factory is scheduled to start in 2019, construction work is due to begin in 2017.
“The construction of the first Mercedes-Benz Cars manufacturing plant in Poland and managing engine production here is a very interesting challenge. I am looking forward to it as well as to working with my future co-workers and colleagues from the company” – said Dr. Andreas Schenkel.