Mercedes ground-breaking ceremony in Kecskemét | Márton Kovács/MFAT

EUR 1 bn Mercedes investment in Hungary

June 5, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Cars is starting construction of its first 'Full-Flex Plant' in Kecskemét, about 90 kilometers in the south of Budapest. Overall, the company is investing one billion euros in the new car plant and creating over 2,500 jobs.

According to a press release by the company, the first global “Full-Flex Plant” of Mercedes-Benz Cars is the next step on the road to smart production: It is based on the “Factory 56” principles introduced in February, and is thus digitised consistently, designed for sustainable production and puts the human right at the centre of all activities.

“With an investment of one billion euros, we are building in Hungary the first ‘Full-Flex Plant’ in the global production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars. In a ‘Full-Flex Plant’, several vehicle architectures from compact models to rear-wheel drive sedans and various drive forms, including electric vehicles, can be flexibly produced on one line. Thereby we lift the production concept of ‘Factory 56’ to the next level,” says Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Manufacturing and Supply Chain.

The new car plant in Kecskemét will consist of a press shop, a body-in-white shop, a paint shop and an assembly. The plant is highly efficient and has a CO2-neutral energy supply. With the “Full-Flex Plant“, Mercedes-Benz Cars is creating additional capacity and also technical requirements for the flexible production of future vehicles. This includes passenger cars with a wide variety of body and drive variants. Both passenger cars with conventional drive variants and also electric vehicles using the latest technology in automated driving can be produced – under the premise of safety and in compliance with the statutory regulations.


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