Assembly of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class has begun at the “factory of the future”September 2, 2020
At the Mercedes-Benz car plant in Sindelfingen, called the “factory of the future” Factory 56, on Wednesday, September 2, the release of the new generation of the S-Class started.
Investments in the construction of the innovative complex amounted to approximately 730 million euros, and its area is 220,000 square meters. Factory 56 currently employs 1,500 people in two shifts.
Factory 56 is called “the enterprise of the future, because the factory does not have a conveyor in its traditional sense: the role of the assembly line is played by TecLines, which are autonomous transport platforms that allow the machine to stay in one place most of the time, rather than move around the entire building.
A photovoltaic power supply system is installed on the roof (it will provide up to 30% of energy per year), and 40% of its area is planted with plants. It is noted that most of the processes at the plant are automated, the entire document flow takes place in electronic format, and the 5G network covers all the buildings of the car company.
In addition to the new S-Class, its elongated version and all-electric version, the company will produce other models of various classes. According to Daimler representatives, it will take only a couple of days to launch each new model at the car factory.
In addition, it was recently noted that the German Mercedes-Benz S-Class will no longer be produced in such bodies as a coupe and a convertible. It should be emphasized that this will happen very soon – after the change of generations of a luxury car.
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