Tools and part construction for e-motors of the future.
The name of his department – Future Electric Drive – is still new, as is his career in the Research & Development unit. As a trained mechanic specialising in machining technology, Erik Brede transferred from Production to make electric drive configurations more efficient, powerful, and environmentally friendly. Since then, he has been supporting research projects by mechanically executing prototypes and test rigs and modifying them. In his interview, Erik discusses why this step in his career took some effort but was ultimately the right decision.
At the age of 10, Erik Brede moved from Russia to Germany with his parents and his younger brother and found a new home in Ludwigsburg. Erik was the first member of the Brede household to decide to work for Mercedes-Benz after training to become an industrial mechanic. Today, his brother also works there. To keep in shape, Erik enjoys riding his bike in his free time or going hiking with his family in Austria. His next goal is to hike up the Zugspitze with friends.