June 04, 2020 – After a production suspension period caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercedes-Benz car plants have successfully restarted production step by step. From June onwards, all Mercedes-Benz AG plants worldwide will be restarted.
Together with the whole team, I am glad that we are gradually restarting our production in a coordinated manner. Flexibility is what counts here: our plants’ flexibility is one of our strategic focuses in production and that has helped us in this ramp-up. Our first priority is to further contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide a safe working environment for our employees, suppliers and service providers. We are producing in compliance with extensive safety measures and we will be increasing our production step by step.
Mercedes-Benz powertrain plants in Germany
Mercedes-Benz car assembly plants Germany
Mercedes-Benz global production network
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Daimler decided to suspend most of its production as well as work in selected administrative areas in Europe for an initial two-week period (March 23 to April 5, 2020). This was followed by short-time work in Germany starting April 6. The situation within the company remains varied. Short-time work is being continued in certain areas. The short-time work affects the Group’s car, van and commercial vehicle plants in Germany. Necessary basic functions as well as future planning and strategic projects were excluded from short-time work so that work can quickly resume after the crisis. Country-specific arrangements apply for the international locations. In this respect the company is following the recommendations of international, national and local authorities. Daimler’s management is monitoring the situation constantly and will take further measures as required.