Production line at the Mercedes plant in Kecskemét

Major Mercedes-Benz Investment at its Kecskemét Location

Mercedes-Benz AG increases flexibility in the global production network of Mercedes-Benz cars by building a new press shop on an area of ​​around 23,000 square meters in the company’s plant in Kecskemét, SE of Budapest. The new press shop will set standards in digitization in metal forming while design, development, planning, tool manufacturing and production are more closely interlinked and the processes are made even more efficient, according to the company’s press release. The new press shop is scheduled to start working in 2022, and from that year, the production at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét will be CO2-neutral.

The new facility increases the press capacities of the location and the international press shop network of Mercedes-Benz cars. In addition to a servo try-out press for preparing new or revised tools, a so-called laser blanking line is also planned for the new press plant. This system cuts aluminum and steel parts before they are formed into blanks in the press. The specialty is that the cutting is done by laser with continuous feed of the material. This completely eliminates the time-consuming production by large cutting tools previously required.

The use of identical servo press lines ensures that the press tools can be exchanged across different locations and enables flexible use. All processes are electronically documented and forwarded, from ordering through production and logistics processes to delivery to the body shop. The new press plant is a clear commitment to the importance of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét in the global production network of Mercedes-Benz, Christian Wolff, CEO and location manager of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Ltd. said at the announcement of the new facility.


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