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The Untertürkheim location is home to the development, production and shipment of engines, transmissions and axles, as well as the Mercedes-Benz Group headquarters.
The Mercedes-Benz plant in Untertürkheim has a history extending back over 115 years and is a high-tech location for the production of highly efficient engines and alternative drives systems.
In the future, the location will also produce batteries for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. For this purpose, battery factories are being built in the Brühl and Hedelfingen plant sections. Untertürkheim will thus become part of the Mercedes-Benz Cars global battery production network, which has operations on three continents. In addition, the plant will also assemble and manufacture parts of the electric powertrain in the future.
The plant has a total of six annexes. While Untertürkheim and Bad Cannstatt produce engines and also house the forge, the transmissions are produced in Hedelfingen. Axle production and the foundry are in Mettingen. Training is based in Brühl, and flexible production in Sirnau.
Untertürkheim also has a research & development unit with a banked curve for vehicle testing. The corporate headquarters of Mercedes-Benz Group AG and Daimler Truck AG are also located at the site.
Mercedes-Benz AG at a glance
Mercedes-Benz AG is responsible for the global business of Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz Vans with over 173,000 employees worldwide. Ola Källenius is Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG. The company focuses on the development, production and sales of passenger cars, vans and services. Furthermore, the company aspires to be leading in the fields of connectivity, automated driving and alternative drives with its forward-looking innovations.
The product portfolio comprises the Mercedes-Benz brand with the sub-brands Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me - as well as the smart brand, and the EQ product and technology brand for electric mobility. Mercedes-Benz AG is one of the largest manufacturers of premium passenger cars. In 2019 it sold nearly 2.4 million cars and more than 438,000 vans. In its two business divisions, Mercedes-Benz AG is continually expanding its worldwide production network with over 40 production sites on four continents, while aligning itself to meet the requirements of electric mobility. At the same time, the company is developing its global battery production network on three continents.
Sustainable actions play a decisive role in both business divisions. To the company, sustainability means creating value for all stakeholders on a lasting basis: customers, employees, investors, business partners and the society as a whole. The basis for this is the sustainable business strategy of Daimler in which the company takes responsibility for the economic, ecological and social effects of its business activities and looks at the entire value chain.
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