The Jawor factory and Industry 4.0 at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology 

On January 9th the Faculty of Technology and Natural Sciences of the Wroclaw University of Sciences and Technology in Legnica hosted a lecture about the Mercedes-Benz engine factory currently under construction in Jawor, which also discussed the ultramodern solutions which will be used in the future production line. The event attracted approx. 150 participants, most of whom were students of the following departments: Vehicle and Machine Construction, Renewable Sources Engineering, as well as students of the Automobile Vocational School in Legnica.

Dr. Andreas Schenkel, the president of the board of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland focused on the most important facts concerning the factory which will be completed by 2019. Thomas Kaiser, director of production, presented specific information about the new generation engines which will be produced in Jawor. He also explained the basic principles of the Industry 4.0 concept and cyber physical systems which will be utilized in the factory. On the other hand, Paulina Gofran, HR specialist, offered information to students of the Legnica Vocational School on the possibilities of training and apprenticeships. The HR department of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland was also represented by its director, Ewa Korwek, and Barbara Mlynek, HR specialist.

The University was represented by, among others: dean of the Dept. of Technology and Natural Sciences, Professor Andrzej Kaźmierczak, deputy rector for organization and development of the Wroclaw University of Sciences and Technology professor Jerzy Jasieńko, deputy rector for teaching at the Wroclaw University of Sciences and Technology professor Andrzej Dziedzic.

The January lecture is the beginning of long-term cooperation between Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland and the Faculty of Technology and Life Sciences of the Wrocław University of Technology in Legnica. Talks about next projects are underway.

Photos: Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland